Like others, I primarily enjoyed the acting of Holland Taylor, Joe Mantello, and Patti Lupone. Well, and whoever played the senior editor in the last two episodes—I want to see a series with that character as the lead! Jeremy Pope impressed me the most of the young actors, and Samara Weaving kept deepening her initially stereotyped performance until it was fairly rich by the end. I think David Corwenset can act well enough, though his character Jack joined Laura Harrier's Claire in failing to demonstrate any real depth or charisma that would have audiences going ga-ga over them. (Also, Jack was the laziest, whiniest crybaby of a WWII veteran I've ever seen depicted on film—the Greatest Generation my ass! Did he survive the war by breaking down and sobbing about how it wasn't fair until German soldiers decided he was too pathetic to bother shooting?) Jake Picking was horribly miscast and never once managed to rise above the awful writing for his character. I'd advise him to try modeling rather than acting.