Some viewers hated Season 5 of The West Wing. Not me. It has been my least-favorite season of the series so far, but I gave it a report card grade of A-minus. That’s respectable. Certainly not hate. I think most of the critical backlash against the series was because of the departure of Aaron Sorkin. […]Read more "The West Wing: Season 6 — a review"
I’m going to let you in on a secret. I’m going to allow you to take a brief look at the real man behind the curtain here at Firewater Corporation. I’m about halfway through watching Season 7 of this series as I’m typing this review of Season 5. It’s been about three months since I […]Read more "The West Wing: Season 5 — a review"
I was a fan of The West Wing even before I finished watching the first season. Season 4 was the only season since the first that didn’t start with the resolution of a cliffhanger. Even the relatively weak cliffhanger between the second and third seasons involving the question of whether Josiah “Jed” Bartlet (Martin Sheen) […]Read more "The West Wing: Season 4 — a review"
Sometimes I don’t express my feelings as well as I want. Sometimes I don’t even know my own feelings about a television series (or whatever entertainment option I’m using to kill time) unless I think about it for a while. With most television series, I experience a mixed reaction. All shows have their good and […]Read more "The West Wing: Season 3 — a review"
Sure, I’m late to the party. Not even fashionably late, just “late.” A couple of decades after the fact, I’m finally watching The West Wing, which—-I’m happy to say—actually lives up to all of its hype. Of course, the word “hype” suggests the promotion or publicity of something upcoming or current. Maybe there’s a different […]Read more "The West Wing: Season 2 — a review"
Nothing reveals character as much as dialogue. This applies in real-life as much as it does in fiction. I can hear your objection to this. Talk is cheap, you say? Actions speak louder than words. I understand your position on this. If a person’s actions are inconsistent with the words they speak, that still reveals […]Read more "I Like The Way You Talk (How Tarantino, Sorkin & Kevin Smith Won Me Over with Dialogue)"
The West Wing premiered in the fall of 1999. Although I never watched a single episode until 20 years later, I remember this time period well. I was making some heavy-duty career moves and literal physical moves to another state while my personal life was unraveling. While I had enjoyed creator Aaron Sorkin’s work on […]Read more "The West Wing: Season 1 — a review"