I must confess, I wandered away from the show a few seasons ago. My nights were consumed with child related stuff and work related stuff. Shows moved around and I lost track. I never did get back into it.
I've always been politicians like Jimmy Stewars "Mr. Smith." The sad thing is I think most of the voting public is too cynical to vote for such a candidate.
Popping back in by way of Michele's this am.
Indeed the West Wing has a quality to it that we are seldom treated to on television. It will be missed. Two of my favorite episodes are the Thanksgiving one with the running joke about Indians in the lobby, abd the Christmas one where the President can't get his family to sit down together at a meal.
Wow, Naomi...you said it all. Like you, I've been a faithful follower of West Wing and will also moan it's demise.
And like you, you have no idea how much I wished the name of Martin Sheen to be on that voting ballot. Unfortunately, it wasn't....and unfortunately, THIS is what we're left with. A country certainly NOT for the people. Well done post!
I've never watched it!!
This show airs over here too, but I have never got into it. I will try and have a look out for it.
Wouldn't it be great if fantasy became real if it made a big difference to how we live.
Have a good day.
(I tried to send you a ducky picture but your e-mail is a non-response address.)
I have never seen this show, but you've got me interested enough that I will have to rent the DVDs of past seasons.
I had been told that "Lost" was such a good show, so I rented the DVDs for that and got caught up before this season began.
I think I will enjoy The West Wing.
I'm ashamed to say I've never watched West Wing. But I've missed out on lots of good things.
This is the only means I have to thank you for your very kind comment about my blog (www.octogenarian.blogspot.com).
My e-mail message addressed to your blog name bounced back to me.
You ought to post your e-mail address on your blog.
I'm with you, I love the West Wing and it's the only show I never miss an episode of. We're only about halfway through season 7 so have a bit longer yet until the dreaded final episode...but like you I'm REALLY going to miss it!
Probably the best TV show...ever!!
Here from Michele's today!
i havent seen a single episode of West Wing but my friends say its really nice. Well, I am more like a Supernatural/Angel/Buffy person hehehehehehe. Have you seen Supernatural?
I AM SOOOO WITH YOU ON LOVING WEST WING!!!! I also love how they show us what our country could be, what our politicians should be, etc. I'm an eternal idealist!
It's so nice to know there are others out there who love this show like me. I'm upset about its demise as well. I have watched every single show from the beginning and have never missed one! (thank goodness for TiVo!) I'm not ready for next weeks season finally. Heck, I got all choked up last night! Sigh....I guess all good things must come to an end....
Would you believe I have never seen that show?
I guess there is something on another channel at the same time that I watch.
Don't worry Aunty Em , I just updated, I am fine just devoid of inspiration lol.
I have to confess I have not watched West Wing and it never really caught on here.
You know, I never watched a single episode of the West Wing, except for the debate between Jimmy Smits and Alan Alda (I can't remember their characters' names). But I thought it was really good and wished I had watched it from the beginning!
BTW - I love it when Michele sends me to visit my blog friends. :-)
never seen a single episode. I think I've only saw Seinfeld a few times too. I'm outta da loop
Don't get the show over here :(
Well Naomi, I loved it the first couple of seasons, but then lost interest - mostly because I couldn't figure out what was going on. I didn't understand it, but that's just me. Sorry that your favorite show is ending!
Here via Michele's. Hope you have a great day!
Ooh - I love this post! And so agree with everything you write. Thanks so much!
I must confess I have never seen one episode of The West Wing. Here via Michele's again today
I don't watch the show but I am sorry for your loss.
As one commenter said, "I am sorry for your loss."
I've only watched it here and there.
The end of WW is positively a tragedy at our house. Jack's all-time favorite TV show. He wonders why we can't have a real president like Jeb...AND NOT BUSH.
Sorry, I just get a bit carried away. Anyway, I loved your post and pix.
I have never watched it and it sounds like I missed out on something good. Drats!
Sorry it is ending. Why do they end good TV shows?
I can certainly understand the fantasy you speak of and wish it for our country.
Why do I get the subtle impression you like West Wing??? Well, I do too! Also share your appreciation for the quality of the acting.
Do think we should also be lavishing a bit of praise on the writers who scripted the lines.
Why is it that the traditional TV networks cancel most good quality shows? Are they afraid they might raise viewing standards, requiring them to air even more good programs?
Found your link at Tamar's. Was beginning to wonder where all the So Cal bloggers were, but now can add you to my meager list.
I just had to add that I've only seen one episode of Friends and I've never seen a single episode of Survivor
Quality in TV-land is, unfortunately, a fleeting thing. Even when we're presented with it on a weekly basis, we often fail to recognize it.
And such is the case as the West Wing makes its final bow. It soldiered on for years after it first topped the ratings, only a few die-hards bothering to pay attention.
I am saddened at the paucity of well-written, well-produced and well-acted content on television today. We all lose in the end, for great shows like WW inspire those who watch them to raise their own bar just a little bit more.
I've bought the first 3 seasons on DVD, Naomi, but I doubt I'll add any more seasons to the collection. After that the writing was uneven. Some really good episodes, some... well, not as good. This last season has had some very good stuff but I'm not up to date on it. I've got 4 episodes recorded that I've not seen yet. Maybe I'll watch the last 6 shows in one marathon session.
When all is said and done--it'd not surprise me if the first season of West Wing is considered the best year of a television show ever. Only time will tell...
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