Last night’s premiere of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom may have been a bit of a letdown, but we’re holding out hope for HBO’s new Sunday night staple. After all, the M. Night Shyamalan twist that SPOILER ALERT the whole series takes place in 2010 was kind of a neat trick, right?
Just think about the possibilities: instead of trying to keep up with the news cycle, Mr. Sorkin has afforded himself a two year leeway to have the News Night team discuss world issues which have already been resolved: thus allowing the staff to be on the correct side of history while playing up the fun “Hey, remember the BP Oil Spill??” nostalgia factor. It’s like Mad Men, except not that long ago.
We’ve come up with seven additional episode arcs based on the news of yesteryear: feel free to add your favorite 2010 moments in the comments!