The reason why I love The Newsroom is the scathing critical analysis of news media. Plain and simple. This might be a personal preference because media literacy and criticism is important to me as a teacher and as someone with a degree in communications. But it is an irrevocable fact that The Newsroom is only a good show when it is smartly criticizing media, and that’s why tonight’s finale was lacking.
I’m doing my best to come back from a post-amazing hiatus. To do that, I spent a lot of time watching TV last night. And then I watched more today. Don’t ask me how I kept my five year old niece out of the room while I watched Dexter. It wasn’t pretty. Either way, four things were on television last night, and I intend to run them down for you in a rapid and haphazard fashion consistent with someone who is still dodging a five-year-old looking to play spaceship with my laptop’s new hard drive. Here is what I watched from Sunday night in order of best to worst.