Overall the first season was ok, not as good as "The West Wing" but better than "Studio 60...".
I really should do a TWW rewatch thread.
In the midst of a TWW rewatch right now. And boy, the quality really did drop when Sorkin left! I hadn't really noticed until this one, and find I'm skipping stuff. The dialogue doesn't crackle, the stories struggle, and the characters are sent off on wild tangents.
And agree about Studio 60, for some reason his female characters in that show were in the main terrible.
Any word on when Season 2 starts?