The West Wing 04/03/02

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  1. Talal

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    For a few episodes, it seemed like Sorkinwas wandering offf a bit.. as well as getting a bit preachy.

    BUT, I thought las tnight's episode was great.

    Those four words the president wrote on the paper were wonderful.

    The storyline with Donna ended spectacularly as well.

    Can't wait for the DVDs for this series.
     
  2. CharlesD

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    I thought it was the best episode in awhile. I am always impressd by the quality of the writing on that show. The bits with the President and Leo trying to take Charlie's tax money from him were hilarious [​IMG]
     
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    I also liked the bit when Charlie inititally thought he was going to get money back and buying a DVD player with the refund.
     
  4. Rich Malloy

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    Progressive scan! [​IMG]
     
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    This episode was cowritten with someone else. Usually Sorkin does it all by himself. Dunno who did which parts, though.
    I like the thing with Donna's teacher, but Bartlett seemed just a bit too jokey -- not that there's anything wrong with that, but it was different.
    Also, the four words didn't really explain why he wants to stick with Hoynes, except as a statement of trust. I was expecting something more specific.
    In other news [​IMG] Religious Groups Angered Over West Wing Award; it seems to me that having the President, in this case a complex and extremely well-educated man, also be deeply religious, even as he wrestles with it from time to time, is a good thing for the portrayal of religion.
    //Ken
     
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    The intro said

    story by: Dee Dee Meyers
     
  7. Parker Clack

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    This is a series that I will own on DVD when it comes out. I have not been disappointed with a single episode. I just hope they start releasing it sooner than later.

    Parker
     
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    Agreed, Parker. And last night's episode was a high point of the series, although the show with the escalation of practical jokes was also good. [​IMG]
    - Steve
     
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    Unfortunately for me I didn't start watching this show till this season... DVD sounds awesome but hell I would settle for syndication... any word on tnt or someone buying up the rights to run the re runs?
     
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    What were the four words? I had constant interuptions during last nights eps.

    Brian
     
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    "Because I could die."
     
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    Indeed, another great episode.

    About the four words -- the staff was worried about the political angles of who to put on the ticket, but Bartlett reminded them what the VP is there for (not just votes). Because Bartlett respects him deeply, Hoynes is the person he'd want to be President in the event of his death (MS-related or otherwise). What else needs to be said? After the nice buildup, I agree, it was wonderful.
     
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    Interesting column in today's Slate.com http://slate.msn.com//?id=2063235:
     
  15. Bryan Farris

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    For those who asked, Bravo picked up the syndie rights for West Wing.
     
  16. Tim Travis

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    How long till they start showing them in sindication. I am in the same boat as josh. This is the first season I have seen. I never miss an episode now, and it has become one of my favorite shows (along with the sopranos).

    Tim
     
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    Another great episode indeed! I think this is consistently the best show on (network) tv. I don't think I have missed an episode since the series began.
     
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    This my favorite show on network TV, now. I even watch the reruns. This is the only show I do that for. I agree with Michael, that the first season's Christmas episode is one of the best shows ever written.
     
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    Doesn't a show have to have 100 episodes before it can go on syndication? This being the third season of "The West Wing" I'd say they're up to sixty-something. If the premise is correct, then it should be two more years before Bravo can start airing reruns.

    I started watching at the start of season two, right after the shooting cliffhanger. I missed all of season one, so I wish the reruns would start sooner.
     

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