Hey! The Newsroom is coming back on Sunday 7/14! Well that just snuck up on me. I mean, I saw the promos but I didn’t really internalize the fact that one of my blessed shows was returning. Because The Newsroom is so deceptively dry and gray and boring on the surface. But it’s true! Rejoice! Mad Men and GoT might be gone, but Sorkin’s impenetrable word putty is going to fill that hole!
Apparently there’s going to be a lot of election coverage this season, which will be cool because it will retroactively educate me on how I’m supposed to feel about our country’s policies and leadership. I mean, who am I kidding? I hate politics – not because that’s my ideology, but because I’m not smart enough for current events, and I transmute my shame into carefree rejection. Please, I don’t need to know what’s going on. I have celebrity pregnancies to follow and Catfish fanfiction to read. It should be enough that I even watch The Newsroom. That’s as engaged as I’m gonna get.
Which is why I’m just mostly excited to watch more unrequited love between emotionally stunted political science majors. You can have the meaty stuff about economics and social unrest. I’ll just be over here evaluating the sexual tension between Maggie and Jim. That’s my promise to you, the voters.