Aaron Sorkin "Apologizes" for Newsroom
I wish it could start over, too, Aaron. Here's why. We've been watching the West Wing
again recently and I'm convinced it is one of the most brilliant artistic efforts in TV history. I also recently watched Sports Night
and thought it was decent for about 4 episodes. It's very Sorkin and has most of the elements I detest from The Newsroom
, with several excellent actors. On the other hand, I did like Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
(again, good casting) and could have had more of that.
Sorkin distilled the initial originality of his dialog from Sports Night
into something great in both West Wing
and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
. Then came The Newsroom
which had everything bad from Sports Night
, particularly, as many fans would agree, in the high school romance parts. Sorkin has had brilliant actors on these series, and Jeff Daniels is no exception, he's high up on my list. I've seen him do everything from idiotic comedy to tear-jerking kids and animals movies and he's as fine an actor as you could ever want.
I hope the final season (three) of Newsroom
is at least palatable. And will he then go on to try something else? #tv