Globetrotter From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1290 times:
I agree. I only began watching the show this season but was quickly hooked. Of course, it's a very liberal White House, and the staff are way off ideologically for my tastes often, but there is a balance that's refreshing. When Republicans are featured, they are actually presented as smart and principled (i.e. Ainsley Hayes). A rare sight on American TV these days!
Pilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 15 hours ago) and read 1272 times:
I can't believe that Mrs. Landingham was killed. To be quite honest here, when I heard that I felt I was punched in the stomach.
She was one my favorite characters on the show. She was always the nice old lady with the sarcrastic remark. I thought the one previous to her getting killed was a good one, "...under the code of ethics for the Executive Branch section 401 all members are allowed gifts not totalling over $20 dollars. If they want to give me a $19 dollar discount on my car, I'll take it..."
President Bartlett can't seem to catch a break here! First he was shot, now he's on the road to impeachment, what's next?
I would love to see the White House (the one on the show) prepare for an imminent nuclear disaster that would make a great season finale! Evacuating the White House and then... does China (or Russia) fire or don't they? Find out next season!
I think this show is a masterpiece. Aaron Sorkin is a master writer and great with the fast pace and quick wit required to keep audiences. It's a shame he got himself arrested. Hopefully that won't keep him back too much. I know... I love my "West Wing."
P.S. Anyone know where I can get the theme song? Is there an mp3 someplace?
N400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 1269 times:
I agree with you all... though the politics on The West Wing can be horrifically liberal, it somehow captures my attention (and one hour of every Wednesday). I'm addicted.
I, too, was shocked when Charley told the Cheif of Staff that Mrs. Lanningham was killed... that nice, funny old lady. I wonder why they did it.
Neil- I have found The West Wing theme on Napster (gasp!). Thats about it.
One final note- Globetrotter hit it on the head... the show is surprisingly balanced (or as much possible on an NBC drama). I enjoy it a lot when I see characters such as Ainsley Hayes kick liberal ass on the show.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 1266 times:
Ainsley Hayes is great along with Mrs Lanningham He witty remarks will be missed. My favorite character is Toby. He has great comeback whenever in an argument. I think Martin Sheen plays a great president and I hope that he is not impeached. Josh's secretary is a hotty and I hope they never get rid of her. Josh is way too stressed and Rob Lowe is another person that plays a gret presidential aid. It's also too bad that we don't have CJ as a Press Secretary in real life.