Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' trailer: Why so serious?
Basically, it looks like Sorkin's "Sports Night," except with an insanely inflated sense of self-worth and without a sense of humor. That could be from the editing -- there are no quips to be found in the two-minute teaser -- but also... we get the feeling that this show takes itself very seriously.
Although HBO could've planned to roll this out on April 2 all along, but considering Olbermann's highly publicized falling-out with Current TV last week, it makes sense to capitalize on his brouhaha. Olbermann serves as a consultant on the HBO show. (Or at least he did, at one point.)
Check out the trailer below. Is it way too serious for you, too?