My West Wing, Myself

Last year, some of our writers took on recaps of The West Wing while some of our regular recap shows were on hiatus during the doldrums of bad summer TV. That got me thinking about the show again after a long time, so when the DVD boxed set went on deep discount, I couldn’t resist picking it up. I’ve started watching the series again after not having seen it in many years, and it struck me how my choice of favorite character has changed over time alongside my increased interaction with the political world. Read More My West Wing, Myself

Ladyghosts: The West Wing 1.14 “Take This Sabbath Day”

There are a handful of The West Wing episodes that have stuck with me through the years.  “Two Cathedrals,” “In Excelsis Deo,” and “In the Shadow of Two Gunmen” are the biggest ones, and probably among the favorites of most TWW fans.  “Take This Sabbath Day” is a quieter episode than any of those three,  and it’s the subtlety of this episode that makes it pack as much of a punch. Read More Ladyghosts: The West Wing 1.14 “Take This Sabbath Day”

Ladyghosts: The West Wing: Pilot

Forgive me for being  a day late and a dollar short on my own idea, but here is the promised post on the pilot of one of the greatest television dramas of all time, Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing.  The West Wing made politicians of both parties look like heroes and patriots in a time when we believed our politicians could be neither.  Read More Ladyghosts: The West Wing: Pilot