“The Newsroom” officially ended its three-season run on Sunday. It hit just about every series finale note it should have. Mac was pregnant, Don and Sloan were happy, Jim and Maggie were in love, Neal was back in the U.S., and Charlie was recognized as the larger-than-life figure he always was before B.J. Novak…sorry, Lucas Pruitt pushed him over the edge. The show even ended with Will staring into the camera and beginning his newscast with a “Good evening,” just to remind us that ACN’s cameras won’t stop rolling just because HBO’s did.
I have a confession to make: I enjoyed Season 2 of “The Newsroom” more than just about any other drama on TV last year. Yup, that includes that amazing season of “Game of Thrones,” Bert Cooper singing on “Mad Men” and Carol telling Lizzy to look at the flowers on “The Walking Dead.” I’m not saying it’s better than those shows, but I had more fun with it than Leona Lansing drunkenly ranting about Daniel Craig.
I finally started binge-watching “The West Wing” this summer after years of putting it off, and I am so glad I caved. A little more than two seasons in, I have become so invested in all of the characters. The show has changed the way I read and edit political stories as a journalist, and the way I pay attention to anything White House-related as a citizen of the United States. It’s also just plain funny and clever.Continue reading