The Newsreader – Pilot (Three, Two, One…)

The job of a pilot is to establish a show’s premise and characters. This pilot did its job perfectly.

I’m going to review this pilot character by character.

Dale – I’m going to start with Dale (Sam Reid) as the pilot starts with him and his perspective. We kick off on Friday 24 January 1986 with Dale watching a Paul Hogan interview in the editing suite, only for the tape to be ruined in the machine. As this footage was going to be used in the report, Dale is forced to film himself outside of reception to replace this footage. He scrambles to do it but ultimately succeeds in the nick of time.

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