Thursday, October 20, 2005

Classic West Wing

Watched a couple of classic Season 1 West Wing eps last night: mighty fine stuff too. "Let Bartlet be Bartlet" and "Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics". Glorious stuff: Toby saying Laurie's name when he's talking to POTUS just brings a twist to my stomach everytime.

[Aside: link to House! and to 24! - Lisa Edelstein playing Laurie now plays Cuddy and Reiko Aylesworth playing her "friend" (pah!) Janine went on to play Michelle Dessler]

Does anyone else feel the wind went out of the series with Sorkins departure? Is that a standard response? If so, why is it still staggering on?

I'm only about halfway through s5 at the mo, and s6 has only slightly been spoilered for me (though some have remarked it is better than s5 was). Am I wasting my time investing in its narrative?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is the standard response that the series went downhill after Sorking left, but it does get back on track with season 6. It still lacks Sorkin's trademark dialogue and characterisation, but it makes up for this by... doing stuff I won't spoil.

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Thanks for not spoiling me more than I have been by "friends" and the VERY ANNOYING trailers for season 6 on More4 which keep popping up on Channel 4...

Talk about not caring for your audience...

Jo said...

Seasons 1-4 are my favourites, s5 (post-sorkin) would have been brilliant if it was possible to it without making comparisons between that season and the rest. We finished watching s6 on dvd not long ago and it really is worth watching, no questions about it.