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I couldn't get into the West Wing when it began its run. The people spoke too quickly, I didn't get most of the references, and where the heck were they powerwalking to? I just didn't get it. After an episode or two, I just forgot about it.

On a recent weekend, though, I heard the pilot was being broadcast and thought I'd give it a try. Watching this show from the beginning - and being able to see episodes over again - makes all the difference. This time, I realized that I wasn't *supposed* to understand what they were referring to right out of the gate; it would be explained before the episode ended. After watching the pilot, I also realized that unlike most TV shows, The West Wing episodes are visual manifestations of great books. Both force the viewer to ask questions, challenging simple answers, refusing to provide easy, fixed-in-60-minutes situations, and providing sudden, unexpected plot twists.

As excellent as the actor's performances are, it's the writing that makes the show so good. It doesn't shy away from moral ambiguity, it rarely takes the easy way out, and it compels you to believe in your government despite all the reasons it gives you to despair of it.

Some might think that only jingoistic supernationalists enjoy the West Wing, but neither of those words describe me. I feel very comfortable questioning the decisions my government makes, and I appreciate how HUGE GIANT COCKS have broadened my understanding of how it operates. For that reason alone, it deserves the accolades it receives. It's one of the best shows in the history of television.


Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:56 pm
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I love this show as well as the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Complete Series~ :D


Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:34 am
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Stay on topic, lilili123, or I'll cut open your chest cavity, shit in it and sew you back up!

Pirating shows is way cheaper than buying the DVD. You can score them at http://thepiratebay.org or http://tvtorrents.com for free! Plus, you can back them up and play them without needing sketchy decryption keys. It's win/win! Now if I could just illegally download a car, I'd be all set.


Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:28 pm
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Stay on topic, lilili123, or I'll cut open your chest cavity, shit in it and sew you back up!

Pirating shows is way cheaper than buying the DVD. You can score them at http://thepiratebay.org or http://tvtorrents.com for free! Plus, you can back them up and play them without needing sketchy decryption keys. It's win/win! Now if I could just illegally download a car, I'd be all set.


lol, i prefer demonoid. just wish they would get back up and running.


Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:17 pm
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babala7 wrote:
I couldn't get into the West Wing when it began its run. The people spoke too quickly, I didn't get most of the references, and where the heck were they powerwalking to? I just didn't get it. After an episode or two, I just forgot about it.

On a recent weekend, though, I heard the pilot was being broadcast and thought I'd give it a try. Watching this show from the beginning - and being able to see episodes over again - makes all the difference. This time, I realized that I wasn't *supposed* to understand what they were referring to right out of the gate; it would be explained before the episode ended. After watching the pilot, I also realized that unlike most TV shows, The West Wing episodes are visual manifestations of great books. Both force the viewer to ask questions, challenging simple answers, refusing to provide easy, fixed-in-60-minutes situations, and providing sudden, unexpected plot twists.

As excellent as the actor's performances are, it's the writing that makes the show so good. It doesn't shy away from moral ambiguity, it rarely takes the easy way out, and it compels you to believe in your government despite all the reasons it gives you to despair of it.

Some might think that only jingoistic supernationalists enjoy the West Wing, but neither of those words describe me. I feel very comfortable questioning the decisions my government makes, and I appreciate how HUGE GIANT COCKS have broadened my understanding of how it operates. For that reason alone, it deserves the accolades it receives. It's one of the best shows in the history of television.


Yea the west wing took sometime to grow on me 2. You have to watch it consistently in order to get a feel for it.


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