The Newsroom's First Season 2 Trailer Gets All Angsty in the Desert (VIDEO)

By Jen Trolio

Jun 03, 2013


HBO sure was depressing last night. I'm certainly still reeling from  Game of Thrones, and I assume many of you are, too (I haven't read the books, so even though I expected a "big" episode, I had no idea what was coming). But I digress, because I'm really just trying to make a connection to this new trailer for The Newsroom that aired right *before* GoT; it's so ominous! I mean, not to the point where it could have prepared me for that, but it seems like the folks at ACN are suffering some dark times as well: 


What do you make of all this alone-in-the-desert angst? Will is wandering around Joshua Tree and having visions of Neal throwing phones and McKenzie abandoning ship as that lady from ACN's parent company looms on a T.J. Eckleburg-style billboard and Charlie dejectedly raises his glass... because "together they all stand alone." The Newsroom's legion of hate-watchers will likely be quick to point out that we probably could've picked up on the basics of that message without having it spelled out for us, but hey, that's just how this show works, right? In any case, are you excited for Season 2? 

Me, I stopped watching The Newsroom about halfway through Season 1, mostly because it started to feel like a bit of a chore and I had other stuff to do. But I'm willing to catch up, so you tell me: Should I? 

P.S. That song is "Can't Pretend" by Tom Odell. Symbolism!


The Newsroom Season 2 premieres Sunday, July 14 on HBO.  


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  • susanai Jul 14, 2013

    Why is 'this video private?', when I can watch it on my home tv in Australia but not on this fastly devolving website!

  • MichaelMawal Jun 15, 2013

    you missed out then....catch up NOW

  • NeimadParis Jun 15, 2013

    The Newsroom is definitely not Six feet Under, they should not try to make us believe that with those kind of promos.

  • rbi149 Jun 04, 2013

    You missed the best part of Season 1 by tuning out. Is your summer TV watching schedule so jammed with quality programming that you couldn't devote a little time to it?

  • hairy_gizmo Jun 04, 2013

    I enjoyed season one but that trailer was a tad on the pretentious side... I know they are all actors and trained to pretend but i wonder did they feel like prats doing that promo?

  • Kameleon Jun 04, 2013

    Alright! I loved season 1 and will be definitely tuning in this summer! Pretty decent trailer as well btw.

  • bicelis Jun 04, 2013

    Hmmm. I think I'll tune in. It's summer anyway. The Sorkin style preaching and amazing brain speeds of every single one of characters is a little tiresome. However, there are 4 actors who I really wanna watch and they do get to deliver some nice and smooth if far-fetched and sometimes ridiculous lines. Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston and Olivia Munn who's FANTASTIC in this.

  • samuelquentin Jun 04, 2013

    I can only recommend this series to anyone who is only even remotely interested in politics and the role of media in that connection. It provides insight in what could have been delivered by news and journalists and makes a clear stand for honest and responsible journalism and news work with a "bite". What I really like is that - unlike most shows - it isn't afraid to touch politics as a theme and treats sometimes uneasy topics. The actors are doing a great job, even though I must say that this "love triangle" thing somehow made the first season lose its path a bit. They should have stayed in focus with their strenghts - and I hope they are able to find their way again in season 2. As journalism in front of real events, realitcly portrayed news work and political uneasy topics make a great blend for people who sometimes like to use what exists between their ears.

  • Lizzie01 Jun 04, 2013

    Stellar show. Can't wait for it to return. Amazing cast!!!

    Oh and how awesome is it that I can actually view this trailer in Aussie!

  • stiffler_17 Jun 04, 2013

    I stopped watching the show myself 3/4 of the way through. I couldn't even finish this trailer for s.2. I found it to be about self righteous a$$holes talking to each other in robotically sped up and 'witty' banter. Supposedly about the dying cable news networks old people watch (60+), but mostly its terrible stereotypical love-triangle bs better fit on the old cw network. If you want to watch a tv show about tv shows, watch The Larry Sander Show (then j.o. to the huffington post)

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