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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 23:05 
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Fine I'm convinced, I shall check out my regular '24 hour rental locations' immediately.

There's a direct download on this very server. PM me for deets.

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There's a direct download on this very server. PM me for deets.


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We're up to near the end of S5 now. Enjoying it hugely.


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Want Donna.


Nah. It's all about Amy.

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 Post subject: Re: The West Wing
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Will it just become another boxset I never watch though? I'd hate to have another fucking X-Files Complete Collection knocking around the place, never got past Series 1 on that.


Not only will you watch it all but you'll probably watch it multiple times over the year. I genuinely seriously never watch anything twice but I've watched all seven seasons of the West Wing three times through now.

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She was in RED, with Bruce Willis. That scene's better, though.

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Oh my.

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I have not seen this Amy yet. I look forward to trading up, then.

Just finished last episode cliffhanger. OMFG! etc! :o

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Oh my.

*downloads Weeds*


:this:

How did i miss this!

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I realise I'm repeating myself here so apologies but: to those enjoying that scene, it might amuse you to take a look at the actor doing the banging and wonder where you've seen him before...


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CJ (Allison Janney) is in weeds! wow, crossover

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I realise I'm repeating myself here so apologies but: to those enjoying that scene, it might amuse you to take a look at the actor doing the banging and wonder where you've seen him before...

Is it Dimrill?


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 Post subject: Re: The West Wing
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I'm an episode and a half in. It is good!

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I'm an episode and a half in. It is good!


I'm incredibly jealous, you've got seven seasons of incredible goodness ahead of you. Well, at least four seasons of incredible goodness followed by another three of 'still better than most of the stuff on TV'.


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Bamba wrote:
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I'm an episode and a half in. It is good!


I'm incredibly jealous, you've got seven seasons of incredible goodness ahead of you. Well, at least four seasons of incredible goodness followed by another three of 'still better than most of the stuff on TV'.


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Just two episodes left. It's been a hell of a journey. The show definitely stumbled when it lost Sorkin, and it's telling that none of the characters introduced after that are as interesting to watch as the starting cast. It recovered, to my mind, in S6 and S7 (although the viewing figures didn't reflect that).

I'm certainly going to miss it when its gone.

Probably the funniest thing I've ever seen that's not a comedy, too.


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Agreed on all points.

Remember, the very next thing you watch needs to be ep 1 of The Good Guys, without finding out anything about it.

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Remember, the very next thing you watch needs to be ep 1 of The Good Guys, without finding out anything about it.
Yes, I know, and I've already found out a very small amount about it. We might take a break from serial TV and watch films for a while though.


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I've already found out a very small amount about it.


Ah, you eejit!

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Mrs Grim... and I are a couple of episodes into Season 2, and I love it. The end of season 1 / start of season 2 was goooood.

CJ is my favourite. Donna is also my favourite. Toby is also my favourite. Josh is also my favourite. Sam is also my favourite. Leo is also my favourite. The president is also my favourite. Mrs. Landingham is also my favourite.

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Ah, you eejit!
Can't sell the wife on it without at least a tiny bit of knowledge! I read, like, the first three sentences of the Wikipedia page or something. It really wasn't much. It actually turns out I remember reading about the show from the time, anyway, so it wasn't a complete surprise.

Next catchup-TV show is likely to be Studio 60, though. And Sorkin's new show is on in the summer, hurrah!

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CJ is my favourite. Donna is also my favourite. Toby is also my favourite. Josh is also my favourite. Sam is also my favourite. Leo is also my favourite. The president is also my favourite. Mrs. Landingham is also my favourite.
It may be the best show I've ever seen that created a group of characters I really, really want to hang out with. The way it brims over with bonhomie (combined with the whip-crack razor-sharp dialog) is what really make the show stand out for me.


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It may be the best show I've ever seen that created a group of characters I really, really want to hang out with. The way it brims over with bonhomie (combined with the whip-crack razor-sharp dialog) is what really make the show stand out for me.


This has probably already been mentioned but it was originally conceived essentially as a vehicle for Rob Lowe but evolved into a more ensemble piece very quickly, presumably when Sorkin et al realised how good the entire group was. I like Sam well enough but I'm glad it went the way it did as it just wouldn't be the same if everything was focussed on a single person to the detriment of the rest.


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This has probably already been mentioned but it was originally conceived essentially as a vehicle for Rob Lowe but evolved into a more ensemble piece very quickly, presumably when Sorkin et al realised how good the entire group was. I like Sam well enough but I'm glad it went the way it did as it just wouldn't be the same if everything was focussed on a single person to the detriment of the rest.

I don't know if we covered it here, but I've certainly read this elsewhere. Indeed, this initial structure is why Rob Lowe was paid more than the other actors

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which resulted in various pay disputes and ultimately his departure from the show.


I would so much like to be Josh (obvs). I suspect I'm more Toby, though. I was ranting about someone's incompetence the other day in work and I caught myself subconsciously adopting Schiff's staccato delivery and rising pitch.


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...And done. We miss it already. Watching DVD extras as compensation.


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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:

I would so much like to be Josh (obvs). I suspect I'm more Toby, though. I was ranting about someone's incompetence the other day in work and I caught myself subconsciously adopting Schiff's staccato delivery and rising pitch.


I had the strangest dream not too long ago.

There was a book signing where Toby was promoting his autobiography. He stood to take questions from the audience. A woman stood up. "Toby, you claim this is your autobiography, and yet when I open the jacket I see that is just a pile of Mr. Men books stapled together."

For a moment Toby looks trapped, like a rabbit in the headlights. Then he rallies and with staccato delivery and rising pitch responds, "Well... that is the point. I am all the Mr. Men. As we all are. I'm Mr Grumpy. Mr Happy. Mr Strong. Mr Sneezy."

And then a man with a voice not unlike The Simpson's Lenny cries out from the audience. "Hey! This Mr Man has a big nose!"

And Toby waves his arms and shouts out in despair, "I'm a self-hating Jew!"

I still can't work out if this is an anti-semitic dream or not. But I had to write it down immediately on waking up.

Also, Toby is awesome.

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Son of a gun: the objects in Gail's fishtank are related to the plot in that episode. (spoilers)


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Mind. Blown.


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Nooooooo
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Mrs Landingham!


(S2 season end)

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The bit where the president calls the Turkey hotline was fucking hilarity in a box.
"I need a Fargo zip code, right now."

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They should have some sort of hotline where you can call up and ask turkey related cooking questions.


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They should have some sort of hotline where you can call up and ask turkey related cooking questions.

Cannot tell if joking. You know it's real, right? http://www.butterball.com/tips-how-tos/ ... s/overview


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They should have some sort of hotline where you can call up and ask turkey related cooking questions.

Cannot tell if joking.

It's a line from the episode.

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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Trooper wrote:
They should have some sort of hotline where you can call up and ask turkey related cooking questions.

Cannot tell if joking.

It's a line from the episode.


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It's a line from the episode.
That makes sense. (Clearly been too long since I saw it, all of four months ago.)


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There's loads of those. There's at least two Josh Lyman ones, and a Donna one that

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spend their time bickering about household duties. They're married with kids and Josh is still chief of staff for Santos. It's an entire post-S7 continuity fan-fiction.


(spoilers for the end of the show)

It's a little creepy, frankly.

Meanwhile, one of the Bartlett ones spends all his time commenting about real-world political matters, often making some excellent points.


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There's a special on the 18th of October which is a "theatrical stage presentation of the season three episode Hartsfield’s Landing" featuring the original cast.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-ente ... 92218.html


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Well, damn. Colour me interested


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in which we will see just how decrepit everyone has become. Apart from Rob Lowe. Who will look exactly the same.


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I did finish over 14 years ago. There's a lot of grey hair now!


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Oh man I want to watch the West Wing again now.

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Can only assume that Sterling K Brown is playing Leo


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Oh man I want to watch the West Wing again now.


Mrs B has never seen it and I'm now considering suggesting watching it with her (she'd be into it). It's a big commitment though and I have watched it all the way through three times already so I'm not sure I want to do that over watching new stuff.


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Though seeing stuff like this pop up does make a case:

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While that's a great reminder that brings a smile to my face it's such a shame that an image just can't do justice to the best thing about that scene (and countless others) and that is Martin Sheen's delivery. He absolutely steamrollers her, his cadence and power are so fucking impressive. If ever an actor was made to give speeches, it's him.

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I have never watched west wing. I should remedy that.

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I have never watched west wing. I should remedy that.

Me either, although it's always been on our list.

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Nor me. I probably should amends, but then I haven't seen "The Sopranos" either.


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