Smart, topical, thought-provoking, and highly entertaining, The Newsroom continues to take a behind-the-scenes look at a high-rated cable-news program at the fictional ACN Network(Atlantis Cable News). Season 2 takes place over a five-day period leading up to Election Day 2012, and with numerous flashbacks to earlier events from 2011 and 2012. A wrongful-termination lawsuit made by a staff member alleged to have doctored a report about a suspicious U.S. drone strike. Focusing on the on-and off-camera lives of its staff (Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Sam Waterston, and Jane Fonda and others), including meetings, personal and professional entanglements, knots, issues and ties. Thoroughly enjoyable and intelligent.