“Political Animals” Vs. “The Newsroom”

I haven’t watched last night’s episode of “The Newsroom” yet, though I watched earlier episodes. But I did watch the premiere of “Political Animals,” starring Sigourney Weaver as a Hillary Clintonish Secretary of State. I have to agree with Ken Tucker’s compare-and-contrast: ‘”Political Animals”…is the more enjoyable, less irritating viewing experience for a few reasons. First, it is what it is: A glossy nighttime soap with particular things to say about how women are treated in politics and the media, packaged in a way that suits the product. “The Newsroom” is, with the exception of a few performances (Jeff Daniels’; Thomas Sadoski’s; Sam Waterston’s; maybe Jane Fonda’s), an overreaching drama that tries to pass itself off as a tough, realistic, insider expose.’

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