I'm rewatching 'The West Wing'

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    RGM1138

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    Since we're in the doldrums of the TV season, I decided to pull out my DVD collection of the series. I was catching it on A&E a while back, but they kept using the screen as a billboard. I saw the set on eBay and bought it.

    I really like the writing and the characters. They put out some little gems over the course of the series, well done enough to revisit. They were several interesting story arcs as well, including the one with Zoey's kidnapping.

    Great viewing while waiting out a slow moving tropical storm.

    ETA: I really miss Ainsley Hayes in the later years.
     
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    cnest

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    My wife and I are doing the same thing. We're in season five right now. It's gotten a little harder to keep watching as there is a definite quality drop after Sorkin left. Still a great show, just not the same as the first half of the series.
     
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    Ereth

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    Never saw it, but wanted to. Can't find it on streaming anywhere, though.
     
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    Ereth

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    Yeah, but it's really hard to justify spending $50 for a TV show I never watched, sight unseen.

    (As an aside, it's significantly cheaper at Amazon. $16 in SD, $35 in HD, vs $40/$50 in iTunes. If I weren't such an HD snob, I might consider $16 to get it, but if I'm going to own it, rather than rent it, I want the HD version).
     
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    murgatroyd

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    One of the great joys of getting my TiVo was that I could finally watch The West Wing without waiting for the VCR to finish recording it first.
     
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    Neenahboy

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    The complete series DVD set is today's Gold Box deal at $99.49. Just sayin'.
     
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    Greenwing

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    I rewatched the entire series last summer...Was a great show...
     
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    RGM1138

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    I looked for the show on Netflix but they only had the DVDs, but that would be a PITA. I thought about paid streaming too, but the cost for one season was almost 2/3 of what I paid for the whole series. Plus, by having the set, I can jump around as much as I want.

    Winning! :)
     
  10. Marc

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    And that's just for the first season!
     
  11. nyny523

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    I just watched the entire series again earlier this year.

    The seasons written by Sorkin are simply some of the best writing on TV - ever.
     
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    I've watched it multiple times now via Bravo reruns. I eventually cancelled the SP for it. But the show is still awesome.
     
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    Yes, fabulous show. In my top 20 for sure.
     
  14. TheMerk

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    What a coincidence, I started rewatching last night!

    Ug, when does Moira Kelly's character leave?
     
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    me too. I would get home from work half way through and would start watching from the begging
     
  16. laria

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    She is only in the first season.
     
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    One of my favorite shows ever. "Mr Willis of Ohio" Season 1 I believe, is my favorite episode of television ever. Without a doubt.

    We got the dvd set a few years ago at Sams Club for $75.00.
     
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    Hmmm, this thread is not where I left it. I didn't think it belonged here in this forum, but I'm fine with it.

    Anyway, It would be hard to pick a single, favorite ep but 'Commencement' the one with Zoey's abduction, ranks right near the top.

    Just in case:

    It starts out as a 'normal' work day, but by the end, the tension ramps up quite nicely. Great use of steadicam, flash editing, excellent music choice, ('Angel' by Massive Attack), and Taye Diggs is very good as a Secret Service agent. Great stuff.
    'Twenty Five' was a great follow up. I would also put 'Indians in The Lobby' and 'In Excelsis Deo' in my most watchable list.
     
  19. laria

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    It probably got moved because it's about a TV Show, and this is the TV Show forum. :)
     
  20. The Spud

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    This thread was the impetus to finally watch The West Wing. Three episodes in and enjoying it so far. :up:
     

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