three thoughts after watching the first three episodes of The West Wing

1) After the pilot: “Meh.”

2) After season 1 episode 2: “This is the show that my mom and everyone loves so much? What liberal bedtime story bullshit! What clichéd simplistic tripe! I will never care about these annoying smartalecky characters. And my god, I put the whole series in my Netflix queue? I’ve going to give it two more episodes before I give up.”

3) After season 1, season 3: [Blubbering slightly, thankful only a mountain of chopped tomatoes is around to witness me sniffling like a baby] “Oh my god, this is what it would be like to have a President you believe in. Oh wow, oh what a country we could have been. Oh Bush, how you’ve broken all our hearts so badly. Beautiful, broken America – why can’t you be like The West Wing? I love that kid Charlie! Poor poor kid. [Sniffle sniffle sniffle.] And people should really understand about the situation with Sam and the call girl – I hope that doesn’t get out to the press. He’s fallen in love with her! Sigh. I can’t wait to see what happens next. And isn’t Alan Alda on at some point way down the line? Neat. I can’t wait for the next episode.”

Ah, the magic of television.

3 Responses to “three thoughts after watching the first three episodes of The West Wing”

  1. ruby

    So, did you ever finish the West Wing? In light of the Mad Men essays I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the way “feminism” is portrayed on WW.

    • lagusta

      Oh yeah, I watched the whole series and adored it!! Best show ever, yo! I thought it depicted women’s lives and choices wonderfully, and had a real feminism to it.

      Oh, CJ! I love her so. What do you think?


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