Son had been convincing me to watch this for ages. I think he finished the last episode of Season 3 last night and asked me to watch the series yet again.
I demurred because when I watched Suits some time back and another series that involved an investigator, I think, the men were so conceited, constantly flirting and preening themselves. So I went back to my K dramas.
Tonight, while all alone in the room, I decided to give Newsroom a go. Son assured me there was no flirt in the series, the male lead was fat, and the storyline reminded him of Cyrano de Bergerac. He also downloaded Don Quixote after watching Newsroom. Why, I wondered?
The first few minutes of Newsroom had me chuckling. It made me realize it’s a universal malaise of TV interviewers to ask questions and phrase them such that they’re longer than most answers they elicit. When such a one was asked the male lead, he said, “That sounds good, I’ll take it.”
Flippant and sarcastic. But his is an answer I’m sure many of us secretly applauded as it was a scathing commentary on how talkative news anchors/interviewers are to the point that they answer their own questions or leave their guests to say just yes or no to the proposition/suggestion they make.
If I finish the first episode and move on…. that will be an achievement. It’s been a while since I’ve watched a “cerebral” series. I used to watch Equalizer, LA Law, St. Elsewhere, etc.