I have to admit I'm not digging the management change for 'The West Wing.' Overall, the episodes this season have been lacking everything that made the series so wonderful. First, the writing has become far too obvious and not as subtle as it once was. In seasons past the characters would discuss issues like they had a firm grasp on it. Sometimes it may have left me scratching my head, or even having to look a few things up, but it was teh way I expect the White House staffers to operate. For instance, on last night's episode there was an embarrassing moment of remedial history where C.J. lectured the President on immigration. During Sorkin's tenure, that would have been covered in a shorthand. She would have expressed her displeasure at the decision but not gone into the specifics. Which leads into my second problem. C.J. knows better than to worry about a kid's defection over the collapse of nuclear weapons ban talks. She's smarter than that and would have understood it. Not liked it, but understood it. She would have voiced her displeasure quickly and distinctly, but that's all. With this there's also a slow down, not in the dialogue (although it seems like there is that too) but also in the pacing of the episodes because it seems less plot it packed into each episode. With all of the slow down to better explain themselves there's less time to deal with more plot. The show just isn't drawing me in anymore like it used to, and is very close to becoming a watch it later in the week on my DVR than a 'gotta see it now' show.