Now Airing…On YouTube
HBO put its premier of The Newsroom on YouTube yesterday, making the entire 72 minute pilot available for free.
All told, I thought the premier was better than the reviews made it out to be. Of course, you’ll need to willingly suspend disbelief for a while, but the characters are good and it’s a neat look into the production of a news broadcast.
The show premiered to 2.1 million viewers, which isn’t bad. After just finishing season five of The Wire, I’m glad to be back in the dramatized newsroom.
Related: David Carr’s review of The Newsroom