This sparkling episode delivered exactly what one hopes for in watching The Newsroom: intelligent discussion and quick-witted asides, all within the context of professionals whose gut decisions based on limited facts could change the world.
Cattle rustlers, rogue cavalry, beef deals, and old enemies all landed in Cullen Bohannon’s lap in this magnificent episode that touched on everything Hell on Wheels should be by exploring multiple stories under a unified theme.
In fleshing out Carlos and focusing on the increasing risk of Michael’s involvement with James, "Things Unseen" benefitted from two strong, thematically linked stories.
"News Night With Will McAvoy" had fair intentions in its aim to discuss internet-shaming, sexism, and audience relations, all against the backdrop of personal tragedy. But like most Newsroom episodes that miss their mark, multiple targets resulted in shots going wide.
While not a completely original take on the cop show, Low Winter Sun effectively promises a rich world that we think we know, built at its own pace.
The series two-hour opener was marked an at times jerky return, but a fun one at that.
The actor was nice enough to spare a few minutes recently for a chat about weird fans, why "doing" is better than "feeling," and what's in store for Season 3.
Is it swagger or laziness to have a character wish aloud for a "preposterous stroke of luck" concerning the introduction of information that would allow a season-long storyline to advance?