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

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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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