Thursday Movie Picks - TV Edition: Journalism
This week's TV Edition at Wandering Through the Shelves was suggested by the lovely Getter of Mettel Ray and is a theme after my own heart. Journalism. If you've been around here for a while you know how much I love media based on this. At the end of the day, I love a good mystery and films that revolve around journalism are always about getting to the bottom of a story and that always feels like a mystery. Here are three TV shows that I love that feature journalists
1) The Newsroom
I loved this show and was gutted when Aaron Sorkin chose to can it after three seasons. I know it's not very fondly remembered. A clip of it's worst scene is frequently circulated on social media even though I don't think it's a good representation of the show at all, but I thought this was great. Sorkin's fast pased dialogue works well in a news setting.
2) Sharp Objects
I adored the novel and Amy Adams did a wonderful job of bringing hot mess express Camille to life. It's part murder mystery, part working your way through trauma and I'm always interested in this. This was an excellent mini series.
3) The Morning Show
I watched the entire first season in a few days and I'm just hooked. While I took issue with the film's season finale, it reminded me a lot of The Newsroom and the acting is wonderful all around. The only downfall is I'll actually have to pay for an Apple TV subscription when it comes back for season 2.