The Newsroom Finale: Something Missing

The amount of emo in this photo is representative of what is wrong with The Newsroom.  Photo via Cinemablend

The amount of emo in this photo is representative of what is wrong with The Newsroom. Photo via Cinemablend

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.

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What Happened on TV Sunday Night? Dexter, Newsroom, Breaking Bad, and Crotch Rot

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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.

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