'The Newsroom' finale might look better in hindsight (spoilers)

December 15, 2014 10:40 AM

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'The Newsroom' finale might look better in hindsight (spoilers)

Yes, the writer rails against the failings of the modern media, but that's because of his faith in the nobler aspects of the calling. Yet in romanticizing the news, his fictionalized work didn't just preach, capitalizing on the benefit of hindsight to illustrate where journalists have fallen short, but too often rang hollow.

Those excesses, for good and ill, were evident throughout this finishing six-episode arc and Sunday's series finale (and SPOILER ALERT if you haven't watched), which followed the sudden death of news chief Charlie (Sam Waterston) while his principled anchor, Will (Jeff Daniels), sat in prison for re...

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