This release compiles every episode from season three of Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama The Newsroom, starring Jeff Daniels as an ego-centric cable news host who changes they direction of his nightly program with the help of a tenacious executive producer that happens to be his ex-girlfriend.
Audio commentary: includes an in-depth audio commentary of the series finale with executive producers Aaron Sorkin & Alan Poul
Inside the episodes: get the inside perspective on each of the episodes with revealing interviews from show creator & executive producer Aaron Sorkin
Jeff DanielsWill McAvoy
Emily MortimerMacKenzie McHale
Sam WaterstonCharlie Skinner
Alison PillMargaret Jordan
John Gallagher Jr.Jim Harper
Olivia MunnSloan Sabbith
Dev PatelNeal Sampat
Thomas SadoskiDon Keefer
Aaron SorkinExecutive Producer
Alan PoulExecutive Producer
Scott RudinExecutive Producer
HBO EntertainmentProduction Company
Prime-Time Drama [TV],Showbiz Drama
2 Discs, DVD
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, stereo
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
English, French, Spanish
English, French, Korean, Spanish, Thai
HBO Home Video
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The Newsroom: The Complete Third Season [2 Discs] [DVD]
Let's get a negative out of the way: there aren't enough episodes in this season, the series finale. When a show is this good, you just want more. Period.
It's a great wrap up to a terrific series that I wish would have gone on longer, but nothing is left unresolved & the end is satisfying. Aaron Sorkin and his team give us great writing & the cast nails the performances again. Like "The West Wing", where we all wish people that smart & talented were actually in the roles presented on the show, "The Newsroom" gives us a great ensemble of flawed characters that still exceed any group we have in the real world. If only a news show were this intelligent & unbiased...
Thanks again, Aaron! I can't wait for your next show.
The shame is that this was the last season of a drama that informed and enlightened the viewer - not only to the manipulation of the general public but it also cast most news and commentary programs in an extremely unfavorable light. Neither conservatives nor liberals appreciated its insight nor its showing them up The wonder is that the show lasted three seasons. Never-the-less it has set a high water mark for intelligent drama.
The Newsroom is one of my all time favorite shows, but it definitely had a rough run, which is why it ended after only 25 episodes. Aaron Sorkin apparently decided he didn't want to do it anymore and HBO had him end the show. As a fan of the series and buying TV shows on bluray, this was an easy choice for me. Just know that this 3rd season only consists of 6 episodes when considering what price you are willing to pay. Man, after living through the first few months of this new administration, we could really use some more seasons of The Newsroom.
The whole series, 3 seasons, of Newsroom is a great review of recent, controversial events, starting with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in season 1. A large issue in all the episodes was whether news reporting as done today is for entertainment or for enlightenment. I'm sorry the series won't continue.
Jeff Daniels, as a conservative and celebrated newscaster, demonstrates all the tensions between news as information and news as entertainment or political statement.
On the lighter side, the various romantic triangles and misunderstandings are fun. Olivia Munn and Alison Pill play their roles especially well in that context.
Aaron Sorkin cannot create a bad television show. First there was "Sports Night." Then came "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and "West Wing." And now "The Newsroom." The stars (Jeff Bridges, Emily Mortimer, Olivia Munn, and others) superbly turn Sorkin's rapid-fire dialogue and heartfelt monologues into must-see TV!
I've been a fan of Aaron Sorkin's series since I first saw 'Sports Night.' As a former broadcast journalist, I suppose I'm biased, but I thought 'The Newsroom' was fantastic – great characters, rapid-fire dialog and moving stories. There were a few beats in the final season that definitely seemed forced, but that may have been due to the shortened six-episode run.
There are few dramas on television that make you think and feel at the same time more adeptly than Newsroom. It is truly unfortunate that it did not receive the viewership it deserved. Still, this series ends on an emotional but satisfying note.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Those whose political opinions run left are more likely to enjoy this show. Regardless of your views, however, the acting is great, and the plot conflicts are always interesting. I was sorry to see this series come to an end.