Only Aaron Sorkin himself could write a sufficiently eloquent review of this series; one that would definitively capture the magnitude of greatness of the writing, the acting, the editing and the choice of subject matter for each episode. I have no expertise in writing quality or specific knowledge of broadcasting, but by the 4th episode found myself genuinely disappointed at the realization that this series ended after only 3 seasons. It is incredibly good--poignantly topical, exceptionally thought provoking, and undeniably effective at reminding us of the potential beauty and insight that can be conveyed with such an exceptional and deliberate choice of language. I think anyone could enjoy and appreciate this show, regardless of personal politics, or one's opinion of the role and result that the media has played in all of our lives. The goal of this script seems not to lecture the audience with Sorkin's opinions about government, politics and the media--instead it appears to strive to get us to actively consider and reflect on the ways in which we all are affected by these dominant forces in our lives every day. We are all affected by these things and likely have considered many of these themes in our own lives at one point or another, but generally move on all too quickly to other thoughts, because the details of our daily lives take a front seat to these seemingly philosophical reflections. And rather than preaching his own opinions to us, I thought Sorkin seemed to be imploring us to think critically about the things that affect us, even when it's easier to move on to the practical necessities of issues that are more tangible in our daily lives. And I found the actors to all be impressively believable in their roles, as well as the editing/directing choices to be impressive. It was also very interesting to consider each of these major events from the past decade from such a different perspective of a newsroom as the knowledge of such events was breaking in real time, as opposed to the perspective that we the audience experienced as we learned about them from the various media outlets. There are too many reasons to watch this series; more than a typical review could possibly address. And too many perfectly timed metaphors and references to prioritize them. Although I think my favorite (admittedly for purely personal reasons) was the episode in which the staff all lined up to donate personal checks to Will, as a contribution to the money he had personally paid in order to free a captured free-lance journalist abroad.... straight out of the movie "Rudy", which is a tough choice to effectively reference/copy and not fall short of success at meeting such a massive emotional response But this episode was brilliantly successful. It made me appreciate Sorkin that much more for thinking of it as a way to communicate his message with his script. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this show--just do yourself a favor and watch it.