The West Wing

(109 Posts)
Fiderer Wed 09-Nov-16 08:16:21

Watching once again. Love the intro in ep1

PurpleDaisies Wed 09-Nov-16 08:18:15

I've been through it at least ten times. There's nothing that even comes close to rivalling it.

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Wed 09-Nov-16 08:35:24

<shuffles in bleary eyed>

Need to go and get my flu jab done. Will start when I get back.

tribpot Wed 09-Nov-16 08:39:12

For anyone wanting a little extra to go with a rewatch of TWW, Joshua Malina (Will Bailey) does an awesome podcast, in which he rewatches one episode at a time - often joined by the cast and crew of the show. I just listened to the podcast about 'In This White House', Emily Proctor's first appearance as Ainsley Hayes.

GrouchyKiwi Wed 09-Nov-16 08:46:27

DH and I have been slowly rewatching. We're a few episodes into season 2. But I feel like watching a few of my favourites from season 1 today. Maybe later.

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Wed 09-Nov-16 10:59:09

Right, I'm back.

I've got a duvet, a DVD, snacks and a podcast. Think I'm about covered.

How does this work? Do we all rewatch at the same pace?

officerhinrika Wed 09-Nov-16 11:00:22

Not sure I can start again today, it's all a bit raw. Richard Schiff was interviewed on R4 in the early hours at the Clinton party, that was a very odd moment.

CongresswomanCaveMum Wed 09-Nov-16 11:20:44

Marking my spot. Unfortunately my days of binge watching episodes are over thanks to DD but I'll certainly be keeping up with the thread and joining in when I can.

JoshLymanIsHotterThanSam Wed 09-Nov-16 13:07:56

I'm on series 3. This'll be the N'th time I've watched it. I can now skip the odd episode I don't want to watch (like the first three of series 5, and that god awful 'Access'

TheSnorkMaidenReturns Wed 09-Nov-16 13:14:26

Vote Bartlett and all will be well.

strawberrypenguin Wed 09-Nov-16 14:27:26

I've just found WW while I'm on maternity leave. Not sure how I've missed it for this long! I'm watching season 4 at the moment when he small one has long enough naps!

ChampagneCommunist Wed 09-Nov-16 15:11:57

Hello my people! I'm already hooked on the Podcast & fast developing a bit of a crush on Johua Malina (man, not actor).

However, that will not defeat my crush on Toby/Richard S (both man and actor). I could trip him up & be under him before he'd hit the floor.

StopLaughingDrRoss Wed 09-Nov-16 15:17:20

Started again last night and am 9 episodes into series 1 blush Loving it and must look out these podcasts - they sound amazing

Salobrena Wed 09-Nov-16 15:19:05

I have always wanted to see this. Is it free on anything?

PurpleDaisies Wed 09-Nov-16 15:23:12

It's on sky box sets at the moment. We bought the whole lot for £40 from HMV and have definitely got our money's worth. It really is excelleht.

Fiderer Wed 09-Nov-16 15:53:06

I didn't like "Access" either. Or the one where CJ visits her dad.

I do still believe the intro to S1E1 is the best ever in television history and anyone who disagrees will get any leftover jelly I have from last night on their head.

And on a bad day, I'm glad I'm not Jolene Millman who hit "reply all" and sent 75 million emails about the calorie count in the raisin muffins and wrecked the WW email server. And annoyed Leo, which is worse.

Salobrena Wed 09-Nov-16 15:53:09

Darn. We don't have sky. Think I will treat myself to them.

GrouchyKiwi Wed 09-Nov-16 16:34:43

Is "Access" the one where CJ is followed around by a film crew?

HelenaJustina Wed 09-Nov-16 16:39:52

We watched Election Noght last night from series 4, has been at least 2 years since we binge watched so we're going to start again at the beginning. Won't be until Friday probably but will catch up/join in when possible.

tribpot Wed 09-Nov-16 16:40:23

Let Bartlet be Bartlet.

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Wed 09-Nov-16 17:00:48

So many good bits to S1E1, not just the intro.

Only spoiled by the ridiculous scene with Mandy being stopped by the police, which I hate with a passion.

JoshLymanIsHotterThanSam Wed 09-Nov-16 17:08:55

Yes 'Access' is the one where CJ is followed by the film crew.
I agree Fiderer on the one where CJ visits her dad too..I often skip that one when I'm on a rewatch. There's no doubting Series 5 is just a little bit...well...not as good as the others. The change from Aaron Sorkin leaving is fairly obvious until the new writers seem to get back in the swing of it for series 6.

I do like 'Let Bartlet Be Bartlet' "I serve at the pleasure of the president" makes my heart warm immensely.

rosegold33 Wed 09-Nov-16 17:19:53

Love it!

Fiderer Wed 09-Nov-16 17:28:48

Let Bartlet Be Bartlet. Yes.

We're on a roll for 4 years. I haven't even started with trivia.

tribpot Wed 09-Nov-16 22:17:57

I don't like the one where CJ visits her dad, either. It's too jarringly not what TWW is about. I don't like the TV show one either as it's too gimmicky - you wonder if next week is going to be a musical episode or something Grey's Anatomy would have a go at.

Never more have we needed a Leo saying "we're going to raise the level of debate in this country and let that be our legacy". Somehow I don't see Trump's CoS being able to spell legacy, never mind put that sentence - and sentiment - together.

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