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The Newsroom Election Night: Part I (2012–2014) Online

The Newsroom Election Night: Part I (2012–2014) Online
Original Title :
Election Night: Part I
Genre :
TV Episode / Drama
Year :
Directror :
Jason Ensler
Cast :
Jeff Daniels,Emily Mortimer,John Gallagher Jr.
Writer :
Aaron Sorkin,Aaron Sorkin
Type :
TV Episode
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Rating :
The Newsroom Election Night: Part I (2012–2014) Online

On the night of the 2012 presidential election, Maggie and Don chase a story, Sloan and Mac ask Neal for a favor, Don learns that Jerry has a lawsuit in store for him too, and Will and Mac's personal differences return. {locallinks-homepage}
Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Daniels Jeff Daniels - Will McAvoy
Emily Mortimer Emily Mortimer - MacKenzie McHale
John Gallagher Jr. John Gallagher Jr. - Jim Harper
Alison Pill Alison Pill - Maggie Jordan
Thomas Sadoski Thomas Sadoski - Don Keefer
Dev Patel Dev Patel - Neal Sampat
Olivia Munn Olivia Munn - Sloan Sabbith
Sam Waterston Sam Waterston - Charlie Skinner
Marcia Gay Harden Marcia Gay Harden - Rebecca Halliday
Chris Messina Chris Messina - Reese Lansing
David Harbour David Harbour - Elliot Hirsch
Grace Gummer Grace Gummer - Hallie Shea
Constance Zimmer Constance Zimmer - Taylor Warren
Lauren Tom Lauren Tom - Kathy Ling
Salli Richardson-Whitfield Salli Richardson-Whitfield - Jane Barrow

Actress Emily Mortimer actually went to Oxford University.

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The Newsroom

Sorkin's admirable attempt to dramatize the news section with a gut wrenching anatomy on behind the scenes of this show business, is one of the biggest upset ever to come across the screen. And not because of its failure on various aspects, it still falls under mediocrity but the expectations that it brought with such caliber of cast and makers, it is surely a swing and a miss. Sorkin's signature writing patterns is clearly visible as it is brimmed with competitive arguments and too many verbal sparring that moves with ferocious pace, he always keeps his audience on the edge of their seat trying to keep up with the narration.

But as much political galore this vision is, the actual content, the core of the drama that it has to and does rely upon is the real culprit in here. The conversations are chalky and the connections of the plots to pass the storyline forward is poorly weaved out. It seems like the venue has changed but the usual love affairs and breaking and mending of equations, is still their, the seen-this-seen-that details are outdated and audience is much smarter than this. The execution too isn't appropriately handled along with the camera work that is more pretentious than it is productive.

The only responsible man that makes your time worth is Daniels, in his morally complex and socially challenged coat that he is in, which too may seem like your usual anti-hero, but has much to offer as the character ages on screen. Supporting parallel-y is Mortimer whose quirkiness is easily absorbing, than her drama is, to be fair she isn't given the range to factor on a larger scale. Other supporting cast like Pill, Patel, Munn, Sadoski and Gallagher Jr. are the weak links to the series. The Newsroom could have been much more than just news, and this time even Sorkin couldn't convince us to watch the news.

Season 02

Attempting to overcome the limitations of the previous seasons, this exploration of a news channel is now more focused in the professional life than the personal one, but still it doesn't suggest that they are going to draw out a magic rabbit out of the hat, it still is a story we have all heard of.

Election Night: Part 1

It is definitely fun to watch the rift between Daniels and Mortimer to go brutal, but they have been stretching it for awful long time, addition to that, no matter how basics, the live news drama is always entertaining.


What could possibly be more important on a presidential election night than reporting the votes as they are tabulated. Yet, this episode deals with other things that are going on and that is what makes this story so inane.

In the midst of squabbling, McAvoy and Mac bring up their affair from 6 years back. There are also accounts of previous episodes dealing with the lying story of chemical weapons being used.

Now, they're on to the new story of Gen. Petraeus and his alleged mistress.

You begin to wonder when they'll be reporting more substantive news from the Obama-Romney fight for the presidency in the 2012 election.