One can't help but feel depressed at the state of tv comedy today. There are less than a handful of shows that are actually "ever" funny, and even those aren't consistent from episode to episode. "NEWSRADIO" reminds us of the quality that's missing. Sure, the cast is great, the production values, decent, but most noticeably, the "writing" is flawless. Even the weakest episodes from this series blow away the best of what's on tv now. Phil Hartman, Stephen Root, and Andy Dick steal the show as characters within a newsradio station, but even Joe Rogan does a decent job here. The characters grow (a little) at times, but they never veer off course from the behaviors we know to expect from them.
It's also due to great writing and acting, that the shows make for great repeat viewings, even when knowing the jokes already.
SONY has preserved the 1.33:1 full frame ratio. Colors are solid, but the overall image isn't overly impressive. Contrast is decent.
SONY has provided a Dolby Digital 2.0 mix. There is little separation, however the quality is fine and the all important dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.
Cast and crew commentaries are provided, and generally entertaining.