Writer Aaron Sorkin, left, and Jeff Daniels are the guiding forces behind HBO's series 'The Newsroom.'
"The Newsroom" came into view just around this time last year and the anticipation was dangerously overheated. Written and created by Aaron Sorkin! About the news media! Jeff Daniels leading a straight-from-Broadway cast to die for!
Then came the show.
In hindsight, it's easy to see what went wrong last year - a tidal rush of words and speechifying that evoked some strange and bracing combination of "Twelve Angry Men" and screwball '40s comedies like "His Girl Friday." But it's also easy to overlook what went right - above all that "The Newsroom," and Sorkin, obviously cared deeply about ...