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To forget WTF is going on in real life and seclude to watch The West Wing?

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MercyMyJewels Wed 01-Feb-17 18:50:01

Normally a news junky but I can't keep up

And it's depressing

I just want Jed Bartlet to be President, not the mendacious eejit that has taken his seat

Make it all go away.....

blossbloss Wed 01-Feb-17 18:52:21

Oh yes! I found myself searching for uplifting West Wing quotes yesterday in the hope it would make me feel didn't!

PotteringAlong Wed 01-Feb-17 18:53:09

I love Jed Bartlett...

WhatchaMaCalllit Wed 01-Feb-17 22:03:56

I want another series of either The West Wing or The Newsroom - stat!!!

Aaron Sorkin - please make it happen.

LivingInMidnight Wed 01-Feb-17 22:13:51

This was working for me until I got to season 5. Although bad west wing is still better than many other things and I know it gets better, but man I miss Sorkin.

PacificDogwod Wed 01-Feb-17 22:15:14

In the least.

HopefullyAnonymous Wed 01-Feb-17 22:15:16

I love the West Wing. Trump's press secretary is no CJ Cregg that's for sure grin

Meatbadger Wed 01-Feb-17 22:20:42

Bartlet for America

If only!

TheScottishPlay Wed 01-Feb-17 22:21:14

I'm addicted to the whole Trump circus. I overload though then have to watch a couple of episodes of WW to give myself hope again.

PrinceHansOfTheTescoAisles Wed 01-Feb-17 22:26:45

I watched two episodes tonight (season 4). Can't work out whether it made me feel better or worse about real life!

TheFallenMadonna Wed 01-Feb-17 22:31:30

I'm watching Season 4 again, and remembering that he covered up the MS relapse and ordered an assassination. But yes, still better...

TheFallenMadonna Wed 01-Feb-17 22:31:44

Season 5.

TheHodgeoftheHedge Wed 01-Feb-17 22:32:36

Hahaha I'm glad I'm not the only one. As soon as Trump won the election I started working my way through the boxset again.

Nanny0gg Wed 01-Feb-17 22:42:43

o forget WTF is going on in real life and seclude to watch The West Wing?

It is always reasonable to watch the West Wing.

I have lost count of the number of times I've watched it.

I'd settle for Vinick in preference to Trump. A Republican with principles!

TheFallenMadonna Wed 01-Feb-17 22:59:32

I almost preferred Vinick to Smug Santos. Is that bad? And not just because he's Hawkeye...

PreemptiveSalvageEngineer Wed 01-Feb-17 23:02:57

We did that the other day. We just had to "detox" with the last episode ("Tomorrow"). We wanted to see a genuinely classy inauguration. I think i might just mainline some more soon. sadangry

movpov Wed 01-Feb-17 23:04:23

Hooked after episode 1 so binge watched all 7 seasons last year- 3 or 4 episodes at a time. Bartlet, a president with principles - followed by Jimmy Smits. Yum

MargotsDevil Wed 01-Feb-17 23:06:17

Started to rewatch Season 7 on the night of the Inauguration. It's my TV version of comfort food!

AlwaysTheWinner Wed 01-Feb-17 23:08:28

YANBU. I am also doing this.
"Oftentimes, in a democracy, other people win." sad

redexpat Wed 01-Feb-17 23:44:39

I didnt know that pardoning the turkey is a real thing until I saw President Obama doing it and cracking awful jokes!

OneInAMillionYou Thu 02-Feb-17 00:09:50

I'm with you! TWW is worth re watching at any time, but right now it feels essential.

Whatkindofdayhasitbeen Thu 02-Feb-17 08:47:39

I put the news on in the morning & almost always chase it with an episode of the west wing

Whitney168 Thu 02-Feb-17 08:48:44

This is the ethos I am also living under ...

'Let Bartlet be Bartlet!'

Whitney168 Thu 02-Feb-17 08:49:38

I want another series of either The West Wing or The Newsroom - stat!!!

Aaron Sorkin - please make it happen.

And this. Best two series ever.

bigkidsdidit Thu 02-Feb-17 08:53:52

I have found it interesting to re-watch 20 years on, post Trump. For example the episodes where Josh creates NAFTA and immediately all the programming jobs are moved to India. He complains 'those weren't the jobs that were meant to be lost!'

It was supposed to be sheet metal workers etc - josh planned for them to 're-train'.

Interesting to watch now knowing that that very agreement signed by Clinton is one of the big drivers that led to President Trump

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