Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom on Sky Atlantic: Episode 1 Review – Jeff Daniels shines in The West Wing mark two!
In some people’s eyes Aaron Sorkin can do little wrong, the writer and creator of The West Wing has more recently found success on the big screen with both Moneyball and The Social Network with the latter winning him an Oscar. Now he’s back on the small-screen with The Newsroom, a look at the people who front current affairs shows and those who make sure that these programmes run smoothly. As with all of Sorkin’s recent works The Newsroom looks at the inadequacies in American life and specifically here the way the reporting of the news has changed over the years in order for the networks to achieve higher ratings. Jeff Daniels stars as Will McAvoy, the anchor of News Night who is loved by his viewers as he is seen as a placid figure who is partisan in his political beliefs and answers hard-hitting questions with witty retorts.