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June 27, 2012
EYE-BALL MovieZone’s –
Favourite Movies and TV Series:
New TV Series – “The Newsroom”
EYE-BALL MovieZoneThe EYE-BALL MovieZone” Favourites Index” is a collection of movies that did not make the Oscar Nominations list, TV Series, and TV Mini-Series that have made a select list of extreme entertainment and compelling viewing.

Each of these FAVOURITE’s have a special quality that creates a viewer anticipation of the plot and where it will take us as the story unfolds. 


Review – 2012 – “The Newsroom” Season 1 – Episode 1″

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The Newsroom


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The Newsroom:

The Newsroom is an American drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin that premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012. The series chronicles the behind-the-scenes events at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel. It features an ensemble cast including Jeff Daniels as anchor Will McAvoy, who, together with his staff set out to put on a news show “in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements.”[1] Other cast members include Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn, and Sam Waterston.

Sorkin, who created the Emmy Award-winning political drama The West Wing, was reportedly developing a cable-news-centered TV drama since 2009. After months of negotiations, premium cable network HBO ordered a pilot in January 2011 and then a full series in September that year. Sorkin did his research for the series by observing several real-world cable news programs first hand. He serves as executive producer, along with Scott Rudin and Alan Poul.


EYE-BALL MovieZone Review:

This new HBO series from Aaron Sorkin promises everything “West Wing” fans have been waiting for.   There has only been one episode released but the promise of another nine episodes in this first season has created great expectation and anticipation.

Jeff Daniels is believable as the Anchor wanting to make a difference – his Executive Producer – [Emily Mortimer] – and with a developing sub plot concerning a past romantic involvement with Daniels adds spice – but she also had her moments in front of the camera.   This is engaging TV – you want the good guys to win – it’s early days and working out who the good guys are is a work in progress … Sorkin you have a winner.  Sam Waterson adds plenty as the Senior Exec who plugs Daniels character into a new style News show and the opening scene sets the standard.

This is compelling viewing for all who think that News delivery as we receive it in real life has a ‘used by’ stamp attached.  Sorkin has his strengths – one bing to be able to tap into what concerns most and what we think about in our sub-conscious.  His issues are our issues and he puts pen to paper and creates fiction that helps us work it all out.   His vision of news is revealed in this pilot episode and whilst it remains fiction – all News rooms will watch this show and strive to do better.

This first episode covers the BP ‘oil-spill’ in the Gulf of Mexico – it’s powerful TV and can’t wait for the next episode.

The show has a 10 episode season in Nth America running from 24th June to Late Aug 2012.  It will be picked up for a 2nd season else there will be riots.  It is not known if it will be picked up in Australia this year – that is our loss as it is with so many good TV shows shown on American TV never making it down under.

Highly recommended viewing …

EYE-BALL MovieZone Rating [scale 0-10]: 9.0/10 …

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