WARNING: Spoilers ahead for the Dec. 14 series finale of The Newsroom! If you haven’t seen the episode yet, stop reading now.
On Sunday, Dec. 14, Will McAvoy and the rest of the News Night team signed off for good. HBO’s controversial Aaron Sorkin journalism show, The Newsroom, aired its series finale after three seasons of mixed reviews and ratings.
Compared to last week’s explosive episode, complete with a death and controversial college rape story line, the series finale was pretty tame, tying up loose ends, but not presenting many new developments for Will (Jeff Daniels) and co.
Entertainment Weekly wrote of the finale, “In actuality, The Newsroom ended last week: Charlie Skinner died, Will McAvoy got out of jail, Jim and Maggie got together — and Aaron Sorkin permanently alienated whatever audience he had left by featuring a controversial college-campus-rape story line.”
The show has been addled for years with varied reviews, and in April, The West Wing creator spoke candidly at the Tribeca Film Festival about his show.
“I feel like I’m just now starting to learn how to write it,” he said. “I’m very proud of The Newsroom. I have the time of my life working with these people that I work with, but there is a learning curve and unfortunately, those lessons are learned in front of several million people.”
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