Only two episodes in so far, but I forgot quite how good this show is. The characters are all well rounded and likeable from the off, Martin Sheen is perfect in the role as president. It is so well written and intelligent, and time flies when you watch it.
Started at fair old clip and almost sustained it for the full seven series, but there were bum notes in the first series certainly. Such as the super annoying, super curly-haired, super bubblegum-popping PR missy.
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Thank Christ they jettisoned her early.
Can't fault Sorkin's writing, but I did find I became depressed watching it. 1) partly because of the untouchable quality of the writing and the shade it puts anything I churn out in; 2) mainly because I was sat in my flat, in my pants, hungover, watching all those incredibly intelligent people trying to make things better, each and every day. And being funny too. Apart from Always Earnest Charlie. He can fuck off.
Anyway. Possibly the only show to have coaxed an existential crisis out of me.
This 'The Good Guys' business... where can I find it? Looking on Amazon all I get is Operation Good Guys, which I enjoyed at the time but my brother bought me the DVD boxset last Christmas and, like so much revisited comedy, I realised it was shit. And nothing like the West Wing.