The West Wing

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  1. SP1

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    Re-watching The West Wing for the first time in years...halfway through the first season. I had forgotten how truly great this show was.

    If you've never watched it all the way through, I highly suggest it.
     
  2. southside

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    Never seen an episode, I was too young. Worth downloadin?
     
  3. SP1

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    Absolutely.

    For the Repubs on the board, fair warning that it leans left at times, but it shouldn't be too bad.
     
  4. Dillingham

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    hmm, my brother watches it, and it seems boring. Does it keep you entertained/ keep your attention really easily?



    Oh, and Lost is better. :angrycorn:
     
  5. tne

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    I remember watching it with my mom when I was younger, but after the election i went through and watched it all and it really is amazing, the dialogue is top notch
     
  6. tne

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    also i always loved how much they predicted the future so well, Bradley Whitford's character Josh was based on Rahm Emanuel, Obama's chief of staff. Spoilers===
    Josh takes a minority candidate to the presidency, beating an old, white, moderate republican.
     
  7. feldaman

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    My AP Government teacher tried to get our class to watch this instead of V for Vendetta and South Park after the AP exam, so I have an extreme dislike for this show that I have probably seen 5 minutes of. I probably would like it, but I would feel dirty doing so now. :idk:
     
  8. Cornelius Suttree

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    My parents loved that show.
     
  9. Tiny Tom

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    i loved that season up until the last year of the bartlet administration, it went down hill sharply after that. and of course it leans left its about a democrat president and his staff, but what really pisses me off is the number of strawmen they make
     
  10. Dillingham

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    V for Vendetta is a great movie.
     
  11. BayouMafia

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    I'm fairly right wing, and I've even moved more to the center than I was when I watched The West Wing, and it is still in my top 5 favorite shows of all time. It was certainly partisan but I wasn't watching it to shape my political views. The thing that was intriguing to me was the behind the scenes look at the executive branch. And Leo McGarry is one of the best characters in TV history.
     
  12. ep50

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    I'm a conservative and I think its a great show (watching it right now actually...). Although I do find myself rooting for the Republicans more often than not.
     
  13. Joe_Pesci

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    South Park in a high school? hahaha
     
  14. hudson

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    i watch it all the way through every couple of months. imo it is the greatest show of all time, and i'm not even a democrat.
     
  15. BayouMafia

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  16. BayouMafia

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    damn meant to post that in the "First TMB Post" thread
     
  17. Handcuffed

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    its a fucking amazing show. sorkin's best television work. dialogue is quick, witty, flawless. and mary louise parker is so damn sexy.

    i wish the people in washington - on both sides - were as intelligent as theyre portrayed on that show.
     
  18. Wicket

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    false, well maybe the first season of lost is comparable to the first season of the west wing but the west wing keeps up the level whilst lost flat out gets sucky
     
  19. IT

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    just finished season 4. its excellent
     
  20. hudson

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    currently rewatching it again...for like the 15th time. 3.19.
     
  21. Moxin24

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    Best show of all time. Its the reason I fell in love with government and politics in high school. I literally wouldn't be doing what I'm doing if not for the West Wing.
     
  22. RalfBully

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    How many seasons of this were there? I remember watching it on and off, but I dont think the time slot was good for me and this was pre-dvr. I wouldnt mind watching this all the way through and Boston Legal.
     
  23. GetAtMeSon

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    this just jumped to the top of my tv series to watch list. we watched a couple of episodes in AP Gov when our teacher was out or didn't want to teach, and I remember being entertained which is saying something because movies in high school usually meant time to pass the fuck out.
     
  24. Everett Golson

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    IMO the best show ever on TV.
     
  25. Handcuffed

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    Show was incredible. Josh Lymen is maybe my favorite character of all time.
     
  26. RalfBully

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    Where can I watch without using torrance? Hulu or anyhting anymore?
     
  27. BayouMafia

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    For me Leo is my favorite TV character ever. Guy was a badass.
     
  28. tjosu

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    i'll probably add this to my list of shows to watch, it's already kinda long. first up is The Wire, then either Sopranos or Arrested Development
     
  29. Moxin24

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    Leo was the best character

    Josh had the best story lines

    Toby was the most interesting (and obvious conduit for Sorkin to work out some demons)

    Ainsely was the baddest bitch to ever live. Super hot blond conservative :fap:
     
  30. Handcuffed

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    it was a shame she had CSI stuff, because her character vs. the regular cast would've been great for multiple issues, not just the 5 or so episodes she was in.

    the way they fucked over toby was awful.
     
  31. BayouMafia

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    the first time she appeared when she owned Sam on that TV show I think I audibly said, "I want her so bad"
     
  32. Moxin24

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    If Sorkin hadn't been forced out that never happens with Toby.
     
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  34. Joe_Pesci

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    was there always that fucking lame music going in the background?
     
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    The story was about a bombing at a swim meet. The song is about a school shooting. I thought it fit well. :idk:
     
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  37. LKRFN88jp

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    Am currently watching it for the first time and I am loving it so far. I'm 7 episodes into season 2 and it is quickly moving up my list of favorite shows of all time.
     
  38. BayouMafia

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    My favorite TV sequence of all time is when
    Zoey is kidnapped
    while "Angel" by Massive Attack is playing in the background. Seeing that the first time was so fucking intense even Taye Diggs couldn't ruin it.

    I have never been able to find the clip on YouTube. Maybe I should get off my ass and upload it myself.
     
  39. Dr. Jan Itor

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    started watching this because of this thread and I love it. I'm only about halfway through season 2 but I love the show. I think my favorite character is either Josh or Sam.
     
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  41. Benevenstanciano

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    this...if not the greatest then one of the best for sure.
     
  42. Fuzzy Zoeller

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    I haven't finished any of the great TV dramas produced in the last decade - The West Wing, The Sopranos (I've seen most of season one), The Wire (most of season one), Mad Men (bits and pieces) and Breaking Bad - and I really need to. Planning on starting with The West Wing.
     
  43. Tiny Tom

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    show was terrific
     
  44. Fusiontegra

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    Don't give a shit about the politics involved, but am currently downloading because of Sorkin, and my love for Sports Night/Studio 60...
     
  45. BayouMafia

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    It's easy to forget about the politics. I was an ardent Republican back when I was watching it and I still rooted for the Democrats on that show most of the time.
     
  46. tne

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    Sam>all
     
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    He'sso damn nice. Like an innocent child.
     
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  49. BayouMafia

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    Sam has a great rant on high treason in the episode "Somebody's Going To Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail"

    goosebump stuff
     
  50. hudson

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