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What's almost as good as new episodes of your favorite tv show? Watching someone discover the brilliance of The West Wing.
 

Bottom line: I'm lovin' The West Wing, and each episode is engrossing me more and more. (I'm also going to do away with grades, since the episodes have been getting better and better… not much room to grow, eh?)
 

For added enjoyment

Alan also has threads on Band of Brothers, though I still prefer our marymary 's threads. No one can top her color commentary and polls.

So while I wait for Mad Men to begin its new season, I can read through this threads and contemplate watching some of my old favorites on DVD again.

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tomfoolery815
Jul. 7th, 2009 05:32 am (UTC)
Here it is, from Brad Trechak of TV Squad. I really liked it, so you guys might as well:

About a month ago, I mentioned my television summer project. The West Wing was such an excellent series that I stampeded by way through the episodes and am done already. In fact, if you summed up the quality of every reality show on television, it wouldn't come close to the quality of The West Wing (thus furthering the argument that writers are mandatory for good television).

I agree with most of the critics that the series took a drop in quality in Season 5. With the departure of Sorkin, the characters began to make decisions that seemed inconsistent with the first four seasons (I'll write more about that in a separate article). Seasons 6 and 7 saw an upswing in quality, mostly due to the change in the whole premise of the show (making it about the Presidential Election rather than the Presidency).

The West Wing was a very deep and intelligent program and probably better than we deserve.