Two Questions about the West Wing: “We Killed Yamamoto” and “Posse Comitatus”

We are wrapping up season three of The West Wing this week, with some light-hearted story lines lighten things up as President Bartlet orchestrates an assassination and what the editors have dubbed, “the worst death in TV history.” Read More Two Questions about the West Wing: “We Killed Yamamoto” and “Posse Comitatus”

Ladyghosts of TV Past: The West Wing, Episode 1.21

“Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics” opens with Donna giving Josh crap about his watch. I could listen to their banter all day, but the polls must open and the episode moves on. Read More Ladyghosts of TV Past: The West Wing, Episode 1.21

LadyGhosts: The West Wing 1.20, “Mandatory Minimums”

We find our West Wing friends this week talking about drug policy and campaign finance reform, giving Toe Pick and Danny the cold shoulder, and wondering if Josh really assigns his suits particular days of the week. Read More LadyGhosts: The West Wing 1.20, “Mandatory Minimums”

Ladyghosts of TV Past: The West Wing 1.15, “Celestial Navigation”

After last week’s stand-alone episode, “Take this Sabbath Day,” we get right back to a more typical three-to-five storyline episode. Sorkin uses one of my favorite techniques in this episode, where the story is told in flashback style. Josh is narrating the past thirty-six hours to an audience listening to a lecture about what life in the White House is like. Throughout the episode, Josh’s cell phone is ringing, and he’s continuing the be briefed on a sensitive situation he can’t disclose. Read More Ladyghosts of TV Past: The West Wing 1.15, “Celestial Navigation”

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”