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ITT we talk about "The West Wing"
« on: July 18, 2007, 05:31:48 PM »
I just watched the finale of the second season where Bartlet just revealed his MS.  I think that scene is really cool when he is standing on the podium and ignores the softball question reporter that CJ had planted. 
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Re: ITT we talk about "The West Wing"
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007, 05:38:27 PM »
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Re: ITT we talk about "The West Wing"
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2007, 05:39:53 PM »
I think that's actually my favorite West Wing scene.  And Two Cathedrals is one of my favorite episodes.  And this is my favorite thread.  :D

That was an excellent episode, but it was kind of sucky for Ms. Landingham to die.  They needed it for the plot I suppose, but it felt cheap and melodramatic.  
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Re: ITT we talk about "The West Wing"
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2007, 05:40:53 PM »
Am I the only one who really liked the last season? (and the last half of the 2nd to last season?)
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Re: ITT we talk about "The West Wing"
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2007, 05:44:24 PM »
Am I the only one who really liked the last season? (and the last half of the 2nd to last season?)

Some of those campaign trail episodes were really good.  None of the actual stuff in the West Wing itself though had the same crack as with Sorkin.  Everyone just seem depressed.  

I think that's actually my favorite West Wing scene.  And Two Cathedrals is one of my favorite episodes.  And this is my favorite thread.  :D

That was an excellent episode, but it was kind of sucky for Ms. Landingham to die.  They needed it for the plot I suppose, but it felt cheap and melodramatic. 

Yeah Mrs. Landingham was a good character.  I always liked at the beginning of that last scene when Charlie takes his coat off after Bartlet doesn't put his on.

Interesting, I never noticed that.  I just like the hands-in-his-pockets thing.  How cool is that. 
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Re: ITT we talk about "The West Wing"
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2007, 05:52:22 PM »

Yeah Mrs. Landingham was a good character.  I always liked at the beginning of that last scene when Charlie takes his coat off after Bartlet doesn't put his on.

Interesting, I never noticed that.  I just like the hands-in-his-pockets thing.  How cool is that. 

Yeah, that was cool.  By the way, my friend and I always use variations of "Then god, Jed, I don't even want to know you."
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I still think the first season is the best overall.  Starting with the second season, I think they got too bogged down in these big story arcs (the MS, the election, etc). 
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Re: ITT we talk about "The West Wing"
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2007, 06:07:26 PM »
The first part of Shadow of Two Gunman I loved.  I don't remember being crazy about the very end of the second part though. 
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Re: ITT we talk about "The West Wing"
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2007, 09:41:06 PM »
this thread is approved.

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Re: ITT we talk about "The West Wing"
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2007, 10:12:19 PM »
Favorite characters: Ainsley Hayes.................Sam, Josh......Donna, Leo, President, CJ.......Charlie, Toby.

I thought it was odd that Charlie was such a genius but ended up going to Georgetown for law school.  And then Sam went to Duke?  Come on guys--didn't they know about HYS?!
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Re: ITT we talk about "The West Wing"
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2007, 10:15:15 PM »
 :D :D :D

Zenith approved your thread! As if the subject matter didn't condemn itself enough.  ;)
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