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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1120 times:

Now that Matthew Santos is the President-Elect, would you like to see NBC do a spin-off show?

Mark

[Edited 2006-04-10 03:12:33]

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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1113 times:
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AAAAaaanndd thanks for the no-warning spoiler.

I tivoed that and now know the answer.

USE THE SPOILER ALERT BUTTON NEXT TIME!!!!!



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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

No. The West Wing is a great show, I disagree with the politics on it, but a great show nonetheless. Spinoff's generally fail (except Frasier and some others) but it would ruin my memory of the show.

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

Sorry Ian. I forgot.

Mark


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 1):
AAAAaaanndd thanks for the no-warning spoiler.

I tivoed that and now know the answer.

USE THE SPOILER ALERT BUTTON NEXT TIME!!!!!



Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 3):
Sorry Ian. I forgot.

Mark

Hey Mark, there's no shame in spoiling a conservative's day.  duck 


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1085 times:
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Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 4):
Hey Mark, there's no shame in spoiling a conservative's day.

Ah, I expected nothing different from the show......they had nothing to lose since the thing was being cancelled. It started as a liberal fantasy and ended as such.



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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 5):
Ah, I expected nothing different from the show......they had nothing to lose since the thing was being cancelled. It started as a liberal fantasy and ended as such.

Yes it did. The show was living out a pipe dream that didn't happen a year and a half ago. I still love the show, but did anyone realistically think that Vinnick (Alda) would win? I sure didn't.


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

Most intelligent people knew that Santos was going to win back in September, did make decent tv anyways. Next week espiode looks interesting, basically a state furneal for an aide.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1057 times:

Actually, lots of people thought that Vinick would win and they would do another several seasons with a Republican president.

In fact, that was the concept going into last season, but it just didn't happen that way.

N


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1051 times:

This is Hollywood; a season with a Republican President, boy would the ratings tank with that concept.

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 7):
basically a state furneal for an aide

Leo was important enough. He was a former Secretary of Labor in the 1990's and former Chief of Staff to President Bartlett. In the United States, state funerals are limited to current and former Presidents and anyone designated by the President.

Mark


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 5):
Ah, I expected nothing different from the show......they had nothing to lose since the thing was being cancelled. It started as a liberal fantasy and ended as such.

You needn't denegrate liberalism just for the sake of it. In fact, I thought that the way Vinick refused to consider a recount was a direct shot at the Dems, and a way of saying that the scumbags, errr...sorry, GOP were above that.


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13474 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1026 times:
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I've lost track of The West Wing for the past few months - what did they do with Leo? Since John Spencer passed away, I assumed they'd kill off his character - did they? If so, who became Santos' running mate?


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User currently offlineFlyjetstar From Australia, joined Feb 2006, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

Check out this article in todays NY Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/arts/television/index.html


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

That's a pity. Letting the Republican win would have been a nice way to have rounded the series off, especially given that for once the character wasn't an eyeball-rolling, frothing-at-the-mouth type.

I enjoyed the West Wing. Yes, it was somewhat sanctimonious and preachy, but it was also very well made and entertaining.

But I couldn't help but think ending it when they did was a good decision from a drama perspective, let alone a financial one. It seems to have run its course.



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 985 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 9):
This is Hollywood; a season with a Republican President, boy would the ratings tank with that concept.

 rotfl  Yeah, the reality of such is bad enough.  Big grin

My dad and I are both guessing that Santos will ask Vinick to be his VP, to form a unity team, since the election on that show was so split.

Now, wouldn't that be a pleasant reality in real politics?


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 982 times:

I thought Santos would ask Josh Lynum to be the Vice President in an upcoming episode.

That's until I found that Brad Whitford (whose wife plays Lois on "Malcolm in the Middle"   ) signed to do a new show by Aaron Sorkin..."Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip."



Mark

[Edited 2006-04-10 20:35:51]

User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5974 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 978 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 15):
Now, wouldn't that be a pleasant reality in real politics?

God knows how many lunatic lefties believed that Kerry should have chosen McCain as his VP, given that he could probably have scraped in a few republican votes. After McCain's last couple of statements, I'm kinda glad that never happened.


User currently offlineMaury From United States of America, joined May 2005, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 967 times:

Quoting CPH-R (Reply 17):
God knows how many lunatic lefties

Another name-calling Dane! What *is* it with Denmark?

Santos will ask Josh to be his Veep, and the series will end. I betcha.

It was an interesting idea, though--imagine if it really happened that way, right on election night...I suspect there'd be a lot more turmoil that was portayed on the show.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 956 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 12):
I've lost track of The West Wing for the past few months - what did they do with Leo? Since John Spencer passed away, I assumed they'd kill off his character - did they? If so, who became Santos' running mate?

The episode this week was when Leo was officially killed off. At the end of the previous episode, Leo was found (off-camera) unconscious and was rushed to the hospital. Since this happened on Election Night, Santos will have to find someone else (whether this happens on the show or not, who knows, since these are the last episodes of the series).


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 950 times:

Quoting Maury (Reply 18):
Santos will ask Josh to be his Veep, and the series will end. I betcha.

I didn't get to watch WW as much as I would have like to-it used to be on weekights, when I was working, but I know enough-I think, to say that Josh isn't VP material. He's a politico-a behind-the-scenes guy, not a politician. I still think Vinick gets it..


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13474 posts, RR: 62
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 939 times:
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Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 20):
I know enough-I think, to say that Josh isn't VP material. He's a politico-a behind-the-scenes guy, not a politician. I still think Vinick gets it..

 checkmark 

In all likelihood, this is precisely what the writers would want to end this series with.



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User currently offlineMaury From United States of America, joined May 2005, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 937 times:

Hmm...I know Josh is a wonk, but if you remember, he was asked about the Veephood before...

There was a red herring in there last night too, when the campaign aide guy (I haven't watched much lately either---tall and kinda cute guy) said to Santos ""this has been the ride of my life" or something like that, and Santos said "I think we can top this." Of course that coulda been just "the presidency is fun" but...I dunno. Guess we'll have to tune in next week--and then, no more. I lose another hour of TV watching, oh boy!  Smile (WW was one of the few things I'd try to remember to turn the TV on for.)


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 933 times:

Quoting Maury (Reply 22):
Santos said "I think we can top this."

I picked up on that, too. I thought it inferred a sequel or spin off.

Mark


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