NETFLIX Review: Network (1976)

In 1975 terrorist violence is the stuff of network nightly news programming and the corporate structure of the UBS television network is changing. Meanwhile, Howard Beale, the aging UBS news anchor, has lost his once strong ratings share and so the network fires him. Beale reacts in an unexpected way. We then see how this affects the fortunes of Beale, his coworkers (Max Schumacher and Diana Christensen), and the network.

A very funny, clever and witty black comedy about the state of Network TV. I can see why so many love it and the acclaim.

I did find it a bit too long though and I wasn’t sure about the love story that intertwined throughout it.

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