Monday, July 15, 2013

The Newsroom is AWESOME!!

I am in LOVE with this show! I think part of this stems from my deep down desire to be a journalist and work in a newsroom. 

My favorite episode from the first season has to be episode 7, "5/1". This is the episode when our Navy Seal team killed Osama Bin Laden. It was just a great episode. I loved the plot building and how Don broke the news to the flight crew and then how Will told his security guard who told the police officers. I loved the behind the scenes excitement and activity that goes on that we, the audience don't know about. True they do that in EVERY show, but this one was such an important story, and I can remember so vividly where I was that night that this episode just resonated with me. 

On 5/1/2011 I was getting ready for bed and perusing my Twitter feed when I read a tweet from someone who was in Afghanistan and he said that he had heard some really loud noises outside of his hotel or apartment. There were a few other tweets by that person and then I read that Osama Bin Laden had been killed and then President Obama came on the TV and confirmed it. I remember how solemn and poised he looked at the podium. I remember jumping out of bed and telling Firefighter the awesome news!! Then, in true social media fashion, pictures from the situation room started to appear all over Twitter. But the best pictures were the ones with people gathering in the middle of the night and celebrating our Freedom. Flags were waving and there was a sense of relief for the country. The next day it felt like a weight was lifted. Like we no longer had to live in fear or worry that he was going to attack us again. Of course, I am not naive enough to believe that there aren't other terrorists out there who want to harm us, but for that time we take a small sigh of relief. 

I am so looking forward to the new season that started last night (I wrote this before watching the season premier). I can't wait to see what it will bring! 

What HBO shows do you watch? Do you like The Newsroom?

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