So after last nights Trueblood, (which was NOT a let down!) I watched the premiere of the new HBO series The Newsroom. The show stars Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston, Emily Pill, John Gallagher Jr (!), Thomas Sadoski and Dev Patel…and looks like Olivia Munn, starting next week. They’re all working to build up a better show when most of the employees leave, because Will McAvoy (Daniels) is an asshole.
It was a subject Aaron Sorkin touched on in the past with Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip-going behind the scenes of how a show is put on the air. The pace and back and forth banter, really pulls you in and did well to identify all the characters. Emily Pill is so sweet and clumsy in this, as is John Gallagher Jr. I was so excited to see his face!
I first got introduced to him, because my friend was obsessed with Spring Awakening, mainly the music, (the link takes you to a vid I shot at the Drama bookstore where he sings and smiles into the camera). Anyway, when the “Writer’s Strike” happened a few years back I went down to the city with her to see who would be out and about on Broadway. We were mainly looking for Hank Azaria…but sadly he wasn’t there. We did see some lovely people on the way though like Jimmi Simpson, Jim Ortleib (when I took a picture with him, he guessed that I knew him from Roswell, but I swear I know him from other things!) and John Gallagher Jr! He was very sweet and friendly! Ok, well sorry for the rambling, but I just wanted to tell you I’m glad for his success.