Some people think of HBO’s The Newsroom as a drama. Others feel that it’s a satire. I’ve always thought of the show as a romantic comedy with dramatic overtones that satirizes the sad state of news reporting in America today. Some of my friends made fun of my take on the show, but The Newsroom’s writer Aaron Sorkin backs me up on this. In a recent HBO GO chat he said:
The Newsroom may talk tough sometimes but at its heart it’s a romantic comedy and it can only succeed if you’re invested in the characters.
See. I told ya so.