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09-20-2003, 07:16 PM
Anyone watch? I can't wait for the season premiere on Wednesday. I've always been a big fan of Aaron Sorkin's stuff. Not too fond of this thing with John Goodman though... and worried that West Wing might go the way of Sorkin's other shows - down the tubes of network disfavor.
09-21-2003, 12:45 AM
I tried to watch it. It was just too liberal for me.
09-21-2003, 10:21 AM
That's the problem with creating a show about the white house. At the onset, you have three options:
1. Have the show pay no attention to the current political party arrangement. They tried this for a little while, and it didn't work at all. The viewers are too confused.
2. Have the president be a Republican.
3. Have the president be a Democrat.
Either way you're going tick off half of your viewers!
You can see tons of examples where they try to make amends by showing Republicans and their views... hiring Republican aides and whatnot. And of course, this thing with John Goodman is a huge one. The President's daughter got kidnapped, and he doesn't think he can keep a clear mind... so since he doesn't have a VP at the moment, the Speaker of the House, the most powerful Republican in the country (played by Goodman) becomes the President temporarily.
09-23-2003, 07:39 AM
I'm not a real big fan of the show, but I catch an episode here and there. I've liked the ones I've seen. I guess I really have no opinion on the show.
09-26-2003, 10:48 AM
I am a late-coming West Wing fan. I didn't start watching it until the last few episodes of last season.
I think it's pretty good. Not sure I like the Goodman thing either, but we'll see what happens!
09-26-2003, 04:39 PM
The premiere was a lot better to me than what I thought it would be from the previews. The only thing I didn't like is that it wasn't quite as fast-paced as previous years. That's another Sorkin thing, and now that he's handed it off to other producers there probably won't be as much of it. That's the big reason I liked Sports Night a lot, if anyone remembers that.
I don't watch the West Wing. In fact, I don't think I've seen a single episode in its entirety.
10-29-2003, 10:02 PM
Erg, I'm starting to really not like this season. I think this year will be its last.
But, I can watch reruns starting with the first season up here now! Yippee!
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