Last week, John Krasinski asked his Twitter followers to share #SomeGoodNews as a little break from… well, all the news that isn’t very good. Now, that Twitter thread is a show, with Krasinski joining the pro late night hosts by turning his home office into an incredibly wholesome little DIY “news network for good news”, with some help from his kids’ graphic design skills. And, well, good news: turns out The Office star, A Quiet Place writer-director, and super ripped action star also makes a pretty decent YouTuber.
Jim John shares some of the highlights from his hashtag replies, from the global shows of appreciation for healthcare workers to sweet stories of (sigh) love in the time of coronavirus. (If all the stories of older people who can’t visit their spouses in nursing homes are ruining you, then be warned: there’s a doozy in here.)
And then to celebrate The Office‘s 15th anniversary, he (video) calls in the big guns: Michael Scott himself. Steve Carell turns up to reminisce with his former
employee co-star about the worst times Krasinski couldn’t stop laughing, and how they feel about the prospect of getting the gang back together.
(An Anchorman easter egg: If you squint, you can see what seems to be a framed print of the Channel 4 news team headshots on the wall behind Carell. And yes, his study looks like it smells of rich mahogany.)
“We’re starting a news network just for good news, and boy, are you good news,” Krasinski tells Carell.