Oh good, that news show that stars Allison Pill is coming back to HBO super soon! If you haven’t read my review of the show’s first season, Allison Pill plays a plucky associate producer named Maggie Jordan who still has a lot to learn about news show production!
The life of Pill’s Jordan is a complex one, fraught with anxiety and opportunity. She’s engaged to Don, her jerk of a boyfriend who left her show to earn his stripes on a show later in the evening, but she’s totally in love with this Jim Halpert-like named, well, Jim Harper. Obviously, if Pam Beesley could fall in love with a Jim Halpert-like, then I guess she could, too. The conflict in this love triangle is so real that it’s palpable. I was literally sweating it out, but that might be because I consume a gallon of Butterfinger ice cream every morning. Certainly possible.
Jim and Allison Pill make sure their news show has credible news by pulling all the right strings, doing phone interviews, finding the right sources, and sometimes getting into some deep trouble. Meanwhile, Allison Pill’s boss, the sociopathic Will McAvoy played by Jeff Daniels, plays a conservative who spends his entire show (or perhaps it’s because of clever editing) mocking and battling those lunkhead Tea Partiers despite never laying a finger of offense on Obama’s Presidency. Ever. At all. This comes at the chagrin of his boss’s (Worthington) boss (Fonda), who’s firmly in the pockets of the Neo-con Koch brothers.
But, somehow, Allison Pill gets it all done and shows us the fantastic and magical world of being an associate producer on a news show! Per the PR snippet:
In the new season, the staff of “News Night” chases a mysterious tip, which leads to a story that ultimately spins out of control.
Woo! You can embrace the second season of Allison Pill’s performance July 14th at 10PM Eastern and Pacific Time on HBO.