I am addicted to The Newsroom, and yes, I know it’s not great. I know that people don’t really talk that way. I know that it’s smug and self satisfied and unrealistic. I know that a show that gets to report real news in the future with all the advantage of history and hindsight, that never even pretends to misstep and is so full of it’s own virtue that I sometimes laugh out loud, is ridiculous.
And yet, I can’t stop watching it. So far, I’ve watched 4 episodes and I’m 4 for 4 on laughing and crying.
I wish I was Emily Mortimer and I really wish I knew this guy in real life because he is adorable:
It also makes me nostalgic for The West Wing, one of the best series of all time.
Aaron Sorkin lets his characters say stuff like this brilliance:
“First of all, I’m a registered Republican. I only seem liberal because I believe that hurricanes are caused by high barometric pressure and not gay marriage.”
In the episode I watched last night someone asked Will if he was dating again after a bad breakup and he said “Yes, I’ve decided to live my life as if I’m alive”. What an awesome line – so full of meaning I can’t get it out of my head, and pretty good advice for me right now.
I’m loving it, it’s a guilty pleasure that comforts, sooths, and cracks me up.