The Newsroom: Season 1, Episode 1

We Just Decided To (24 Jun. 2012)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Drama
8.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.9/10 from 1,907 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 17 critic

Will's professional idealism is put to the test with his new news team when they are first to cover the Deep Horizon platform oil spill.

Director:

Writers:

(created by),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 86 titles
created 07 Jan 2012
 
a list of 984 titles
created 04 Feb 2012
 
a list of 9280 titles
created 24 Jul 2012
 
a list of 10 titles
created 07 Sep 2012
 
a list of 10 titles
created 05 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: We Just Decided To (24 Jun 2012)

We Just Decided To (24 Jun 2012) on IMDb 8.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Newsroom.
1 of 25 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Sloan Sabbith (credit only)
...
...
...
Sharon
David Cromer ...
Moderator
...
Lewis
...
...
...
Dick Warren
Edit

Storyline

April 20, 2010. Will McAvoy comes back to his national news anchor desk two weeks after a PR disaster at a college forum. He discovers that most of his staff are following his executive producer to another show, and his boss has hired Mackenzie MacHale as the new EP. McAvoy wants nothing to do with her and talks to his agent about getting her fired. While he and MacHale hash things out in his office, the news wire carries a report about a fire at BP's Deepwater Horizon oil well. McAvoy's old EP dismisses the intelligence that MacHale's assistant is discovering. How will McAvoy handle the opportunity to devote an hour to this news - and can the team put a show together on the fly? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 June 2012 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jesse Eisenberg:  plays the voice of Eric Neal; the MMS representative who was employed to inspect the oil rigs interviewed by Will McAvoy. See more »

Goofs

The Deepwater Horizon fire started a couple of minutes before 9 in the evening, April 20, New York time. News Night runs from "8 to 9". This means that the program would already have been over when the news alert came in. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Skinner: I was in a bar in Da Nang...
Will McAvoy: Just now?
Charlie Skinner: 1969. I was embedded with the 144th Artillery for UPI, and I was sitting there with a warm Coke watching a beautiful Vietnamese woman doing an exotic dance right in the middle of everybody. A beautiful, beautiful woman, and I thought to myself "I will never know what it is to be with a woman like that." And at that exact moment, the woman spun twice, teetered over, and fell right into my lap. That was a story about how sometimes some things just fall into ...
See more »

Connections

Featured in Pauw & Witteman: Episode #7.32 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Newsroom Main title soundtrack
by Thomas Newman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
important
24 June 2012 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Once in a great while there is a show that is entertaining and important. This is one of those shows.

The importance of the forth estate cannot be discounted. The press is the people's objective window into the events of the world. It is our check and balance against corruption. When it becomes corrupt itself we lose the last hope for the truth.

Leadership occurs when someone stands for something. Will MvAvoy may be an ass but his desire to tell the truth opens the possibility for him to lead the news back to what it needs to be abed what we need it to be.

This show has the same possibility.


16 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
One of the greatest lines ever written....: frankwhitek
Allison Pill (Maggie) over acts just about every scene. yvonneka
Campus Rape Episode Critics Missing the Point? r-g-mirabel
Newsroom: Likes, Dislikes, and what you wanted more of sn939
So why did it end? philfeeley
The tie filip.cermak
Discuss We Just Decided To (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?