Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Pilot

Having never worked in a newsroom of any sort, I won't comment on the veracity of the newsroom atmosphere in the new HBO series The Newsroom. It is an interpretation anyway, and shouldn't be taken for an accurate depiction of a newsroom just like Aaron Sorkin's other shows The West Wing, Sports Night and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip shouldn't be for their respective locales. The reality is that Sorkin is a genius with witty banter and other veins of fast-paced dialogue. And that, in and of itself, has made me a fan of all his previous works. So far, this show is no different. But, this blog isn't about my opinion. It's about the facts as they are portrayed in the show and how much they relate to the real facts.

WARNING: SPOILERS... Don't read on if you haven't seen the show, unless you want it partially ruined.