The West Wing

(64 Posts)
Zettina Fri 26-Jun-15 22:53:30

OK, so I'm really really late to this but have only just started watching. Took me a few episodes, but now I'm halfway through first series I am hooked. It's very good, no? Yay for the next load of episodes I have waiting !

TheHappinessTrap Fri 26-Jun-15 22:57:16

It's soooooooo good! I still use it as my reference for real life politicsblush. Tonight when Obama sang in his eulogy I immediately thought of how, if this was a west wing episode, they'd have tried to convince him to practice sing with his staffers, or was it edgy and off script!

Zettina Fri 26-Jun-15 23:01:34

Haha! I am almost glad I left it so late - watching now is really interesting ( they all have pagers?). All the main characters are very easy to empathize with. So glad to have found something to binge- watch ( insomnia) smile

mrsleomcgary Sun 28-Jun-15 22:20:02

I envy people who are watching TWW for the first time,it's so so good. The last episode of season one is fantastic,the first episode of season 2 has a HUGE reveal that comes into play for the rest of the whole series. The characters are so well written and at times will break your heart.

Enjoy!

Hassled Sun 28-Jun-15 22:24:03

I envy you with the joys you have ahead of you. Best Show Ever. I still don't know if I love Josh more or Toby more.

TheOldestCat Sun 28-Jun-15 22:28:56

Oh gosh, you have so much joy to come (and some tears too). Enjoy it!

Hassled - I love Josh AND Toby. And CJ.

Whyhasnooneusedvimesyet Sun 28-Jun-15 22:38:17

Aaahhh Season 2. The joy of seeing "The Stackhouse Filibuster" for the first time.
And probably just easier to say I love them all!

TheBobbinIsWound Sun 28-Jun-15 23:10:36

I envy you OP. There is so much awesome in your near future.

I still binge watch the box set on occasion but I've seen them all at least half a dozen times now grin

Send my love to Donna wink

DramaAlpaca Sun 28-Jun-15 23:13:29

DH & I have recently discovered it. We are on Season 4 now - it's brilliant.

Pancakeflipper Sun 28-Jun-15 23:17:13

Oh lucky you OP.... I think my education to American politics is due to the West Wing. Tell Sam I still love him (until the plastic surgery is evident). And CJ is still my hero.

We borrowed the box set but DP says we need to buy it to re-watch it. Hurrah!

tribpot Sun 28-Jun-15 23:22:54

I don't think a week goes by when I don't quote from The West Wing.

Enjoy every minute of it!

Pancakeflipper Sun 28-Jun-15 23:39:17

Several times a week I hold my head up high, pick up a folder and walk purposely through the office, go down the corridor, double doors flying open pretending I am saving the nation on important business.

marshmallowpies Sun 28-Jun-15 23:47:49

DH and I watched it over the course of a year and a half and it was a joy from start to finish - we finished it just before DD2 was born and she is named after a TWW character.

We have started watching Veep now to satisfy my urge for more U.S. politics but it's a poor substitute (not a patch on The Thick of It either, though I hear it gets better as it goes on).

Send my love to Donna too. And Leo, and Josh of course.

Not quite as dear to my heart as Mad Men is, though, but a close second.

Fiderer Mon 29-Jun-15 09:08:32

I quote a lot too.

Think the opening scene of S1Ep1 where Leo goes through the building on the way to his office is the best in TV history.

PotteringAlong Mon 29-Jun-15 09:12:52

Love it!

Is anyone watching Madame secretary? I'm enjoying that too.

tribpot Mon 29-Jun-15 09:14:51

Yes, I enjoyed Madam Secretary, not in the same league as The West Wing but enjoyable and worth a watch.

DramaAlpaca Mon 29-Jun-15 09:53:02

I'm watching Madam Secretary too. It's obviously based on The West Wing, but agree not in the same league. Enjoying it, though.

PotteringAlong Mon 29-Jun-15 12:24:39

Not in the same league at all, but I've never watched anything that is grin

Stevie77 Mon 29-Jun-15 12:27:36

Are you watching it on DVD or online?

OnlyLovers Mon 29-Jun-15 16:55:48

It is marvellous.

I adore Toby. And I want to be CJ.

candykane25 Mon 29-Jun-15 21:23:22

I am going to be CJ when i grow up. Watching the evolution of her evening dresses throughout all the series is interesting - they represent her increasing confidence i think.
I also adore Donna Moss.
We are on series 6 - my second time, my DH's first. I have to sit on my hands and not blurt out spoilers.

Mrsfrumble Mon 29-Jun-15 21:33:26

We recently finished season 7; we started watching about 4 years ago and I do feel slightly bereft. We actually moved to the U.S. a few years ago so all the knowledge I gained about American politics from the WW has come in very useful!

I think I very slightly prefer Toby to Josh as Toby's arrogance is more tempered by melancholic personality. I'd probably still choose CJ over either of them, despite being otherwise hetero...

OnlyLovers Tue 30-Jun-15 10:01:15

I hadn't noticed CJ's evening frocks evolving! I do remember one episode (near the beginning?) when she talks about being 'a six-foot wet girl in a Donna Karan dress.' grin

I have to say I didn't like Donna that much. It was mainly her downturned mouth. [irrational] And I don't like the way her character ended up at the end of the series (don't want to spoiler anyone!)

Again, trying not to spoiler, but That Stuff with Toby and the house is heartbreaking. That's when I fell officially in love with him, having had a geek crush on him already for ages for his wit, timing and vocabulary. grin

Vivacia Tue 30-Jun-15 17:31:22

Ok, I love WW, but every time I watch it it seems a little less comfortable viewing from a feminist perspective. I always find myself wishing that Joss Whedon had collaborated on it.

tribpot Tue 30-Jun-15 17:53:08

Agreed, Vivacia - it is showing its age and Sorkin definitely has ishoos. Not to mention he was off his head on coke most of the time, I seem to recall reading that the cast would have to start filming episodes without a completed script (which is ultimately why he got fired). A Whedon West Wing would be a very good thing indeed.

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