I think The Newsroom hit its stride this evening. Tonight’s episode was as good as Sports Night but not quite as good as The West Wing. Yet.
While Jeff Daniels and Sam Waterston are great, the rest of the cast isn’t quite up to West Wing’s caliber, and it takes actors with a special talent to deliver Aaron Sorkin’s dialog naturally. The West Wing cast made it look deceptively easy.
Newsroom’s cast may get there, but they still have a little growing to do to hit those heights.