West Wing

Approval Rate: 71%

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    Sat Oct 04 2008

    Hollywood takes the hatchet to the Republicans.....again.

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    Tue Jul 22 2008

    So intelligent. What drama should be.

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    Sun Dec 02 2007

    Great cast, "Rob Lowe  ( now in a show called "Brothers & Sister" -Martin Sheen, John Spencer, Stockard Chaning, Janeane Garofalo,Jimmy Smits.  This show has them all!!     One of the best shows in a very long time!    A shame it went off the air. and a bigger shame that "John Spencer" died,  Amust see show.

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    Tue Nov 06 2007

    Boring as all get out thus it was cancelled, but if politics is your shtick nothing better

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    Thu Aug 30 2007

    As a loyal fan of seven years, it’s hard to say that I’m impartial, but after watching the those seven seasons recently on DVD and reflecting on past and current television programming, I can say that there are only a few shows that rival The West Wing.  Yes, it was a bit preachy at times.  Yes, it was an idealized view of politics.  Yes, some plotlines got re-hashed, but if you consider the over all quality of all elements of the show (writing, acting, directing, cinematography) and the importance of the content, it’s difficult to deny that The West Wing was a significant program and profoundly a cut above.  Some critics got fatigued with the show later in its run, but I think that even at it’s lowest points, it knocks the vast majority of other programs out of the water.

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    Mon Jul 16 2007

    I've never worked at the White House, but I've worked as staff for some high-level politicians. This isn't far off reality, and what is off, is forgivable. I didn't make a habit of watching it, but when I did I usually enjoyed it. I particularly identify with a couple of characters.

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    Mon Jul 16 2007

    Too left-leaning!

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    Wed Feb 15 2006

    Excellent acting, writing and drama. This is an excellent show. A bit heavy at times with its clear leftward bias, but nonetheless, still a compelling and reasonably accurate portrayal of the American political system and the presidency. Sheen is at his best here.

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    Mon Feb 06 2006

    I do need to say that I quit watching this show early in the season last year. I used to like Jimmy Smits, but can honestly say I don't care if I ever see him act again...or the producers of the show dragged his 'negative, flippant' character to the inth degree and wasted his acting abilities. As well, the show dealt far too much on 'election campaigning' and got away from other important issues. Too bad, they started out fantastic and, I think, ending on a sour note.

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    Wed Jan 25 2006

    Blue State heaven

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    Sat Jan 21 2006

    Okay, this causes a fight in my house- I think this is the most overrated show ever. Self-important speeches, predictable characters and plot, yawn, yawn, yawn. . .I just don't accept TV as having any ability to reflect real life. . .the wife is an addict and I'm trying to wean her away. . .

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    Mon Dec 26 2005

    It is consistently high quality - and I dislike politics! :-) I'm sorry to see it go but it wouldn't be the same without Martin Sheen as president. I've often wished I could write him in on a real ballot! :-) Anyhow, I'm glad that Commander-in-Chief is taking up the baton.

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    Mon Nov 28 2005

    Amazing! Where would we be without Jed Bartlet!

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    Mon Oct 24 2005

    It makes me wanna puke! It is so unrealistic. I know! I know! All the rest of you just LOVE this show!

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    Sat Oct 22 2005

    I love the West Wing!

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    Mon Oct 10 2005

    Consistently delivers the most creative writing, directing, and acting on TV. For political junkies this is a must!

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    Sat Oct 01 2005

    Fantastic start of the season!

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    Tue Sep 27 2005

    I originally started watching an episode here and there simply because it had Rob Lowe in it, but I can honestly say that besides him, this show bores me. Maybe it's because I'm almost 16 and not into politics.

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    Sat Jul 23 2005

    I'll give credit where credit is do...the West Wing (or Left Wing as others call it) does combine humor and drama into one, tactful manner but the same certainly can't be said about the way it handles politics. The conservatives are consistently portrayed as evil white men out to damage Martin Sheen's selfless causes and intiatives; I wouldn't be surprised if they started to by play the Imperial March every time a conservative was put on the show. The very first episode spewed of self-righteous political rhetoric and not-so-subtle ways of painting Republicans in a negative light: a Republican senator is sitting next to two other prominent conservatives (who also seem to have an evil fascade about them) when he angrily screams, the first commandment says honor thy father and mother when the liberal senior staffer Toby states that's incorrect (oh...Toby's jewish by the way so you could imagine how stupid the Christian was to not know such a basic fact). The best part is when suddely the ... Read more

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    Tue May 17 2005

    Probably the most honest commentary on how hard the office is, and how much we glorify it. Superb acting and writing... regardless of political leanings.

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    Tue Apr 05 2005

    The first few seasons restored my faith in prime time TV. Great drama, idealism, energy, passion,everything a show should be. Last few years have fallen off, as most shows do.

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    Sun Mar 20 2005

    I have enjoyed this show since its first episode, but I have to tape it to keep up with the dialogue. Not since 'Route 66' or 'St. Elsewhere' have I seen show the was so involving and erudite

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    Tue Jan 18 2005

    I think right-wingers don't like this show because, like so much typical tv, it slants the arguments, the story lines, the characters and the theme to show the liberal president, and the issues he espouses, in a more positive light than might register with the mainstream population. They are also very careful to strategically cull out the excess emotion and over-dramatizing that so many liberals are guilty of in arguments. Watched two episodes of the show and decided that the point of the show was to re-write the history of the Clinton Administration, knowing the right answers to the problematic issues in advance and reacting with maturity, vision and true concern for America and its strategic interests, rather than the president's immediate gratification or the narrow public relations needs (as their left-wing zealots saw it) of the DNC.

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    Tue Jan 18 2005

    Ready for a new president? Probably going to be Jimmy Smits. Hope he's funny. I think right wingers hate this show because, for them, an intelligent, articulate president who can actually do something and actually went to college for something that pertains to the government, is rather far-fetched, and is therefore impossible to hope for or concern themselves with. They would want an illiterate moron (kinda like the VP on the show, played by Gary Cole) to be fair and balanced (COME AND GET ME, FOX NEWS!!!).

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    Sat Dec 11 2004

    Great show, but is getting long in the tooth. Should be called The Left Wing for it's obvious political leanings. Still this is a quality show that is smart and cleverly written. Some of the storylines are a real strecth though - Toby saves Social Security in one episode? They needed to shake up the cast a bit by switching almost everyone's job titles which was good, but you can look at everyone and see, they've been doing this show for awhile. Sometimes feel like the show is preaching the Democratic Gospel.

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    Wed Oct 20 2004

    Martin Sheen as president? Don't think so! God help us if he was. He's been a Prez wannabe forever. Thinks his political opinions matter.

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    Wed Oct 06 2004

    Not nearly as good as the early years and it definitely dropped off a bit last year after Aaron Sorkin left, but the cast still keeps this show going strong. I think it may be time to end this White House run and perhaps bring in a whole new administration and do it from the Republican point of view. I know that isn't hollywood's M.O., but it may just get some more years out of this show.

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    Wed Oct 06 2004

    Boring Bolsheviks. Typical dialogue: You did it. You killed the defense program. You're the greatest. Make love to me on top of my desk.

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    Sat Jul 17 2004

    i love it is is soo interesting i really like Eliza Dushku and i hope it goes on bbc 1 or 2 one day

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    Sat Jun 12 2004

    Excellent show! Exciting, intelligent, educational, fast pace, quick one liners, awesome cast/writing, etc. It seems to represent an accurate portrayal of the hustle-bustle that goes on in Washington.

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    Thu May 27 2004

    best drama on network television. mignificently written, acted, and produced.

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    Mon May 17 2004

    Politics+TV=Complete Boredom. West Wing follows that equation, and hence it sucks.

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    Mon May 03 2004

    If a west wing is near point it at my butt. Look at me I'm a right wing wacko who can't even watch a tv show without thinking thats it too liberal. Look at me I'm a left wing wacko who needs a TV to reassure me of my politics. Oh yeah..Bush is bad. Tv shows don't fit like shoes I think Martin needs implants. How come air planes fall when the west wing is on. Taco salad tossed in prison. Skeet skeet skeet.

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    Mon Mar 22 2004

    If I was really into politics, I might like this show. But as it stands now...it puts me to sleep in a quick hurry. Extremely bland...

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    Sun Mar 21 2004

    I'm sorry, but I just can't express any interest in this show whatsoever. At first, I didn't watch it because it competed with the brilliant science-fiction show, Star Trek: Voyager. Now that the sixth Trek series, Star Trek: Enterprise is continuing the Star Trek legacy in a different time slot, I decided to sample the show. The acting is pretty bad and the show has no action. Just a bunch of boring polictics and bland dialogue. No humor, no action, no special effects, no nothing. Can't believe its so popular. UPDATE: Enterprise and West Wing are now battling it out in the same time slot! West Wing shall LOSE!!!

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    Wed Mar 17 2004

    Intelligent, witty, very well acted and with no sympathy for those uneducated enough to get it. If you don't like this show, you probably shouldn't have thr right to vote.

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    Tue Dec 30 2003

    should rename the show the left wing. preachy and long winded propaganda.

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    Fri Dec 12 2003

    Great show - fantastic acting. Very realistic! Can we vote for Bartlett instead of who we are left with? Worth a shot!

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    Thu Nov 20 2003

    With the arrest of the writer, this season suffered a lot. Finally in last week and last night's episodes, things have begun to pick up. The whole Chloe kidnap thing was stupid, but I stuck with it because I remembered when we would be so upset when the show was over for an episode that we were on pins and needles til the next episode. Glad to see that Josh and Mrs. Bartlet are back, they are an integrel part of the show!

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    Sun Nov 16 2003

    Used to watch it til Martin Sheen thought he knew something about politics....will never watch anything this idiot is in again...

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    Sun Oct 12 2003

    How this lousy show beats Six Feet Under and the Sopranos for best drama every year at the Emmys is a mystery to me.

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    Mon Sep 29 2003

    This show sucks!!!

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    Sat Sep 27 2003

    With another Emmy for Best Drama notwithstanding, this show has lost it's "legs." Having Jeb Bartlet step down and installing John Goodman as the President of the United States lost this program quite a few viewers. Don't know whether it was because Sorkin and Schlamme left or what, but what was a dry, but interesting, show is now just another boring piece of filler.

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    Sun Sep 07 2003

    Fading fast. They need to get back to the kind of stories that made them great. Forget the stunt casting & focus on the core cast.

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    Sun Sep 07 2003

    Excellent show! Love the music to go with the opening credits. I eagerly anticipate the season premier! Miss Sam Seabourne, though.

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    Sun Sep 07 2003

    Should rename it "DNC Presents". It's nothing but Hollywood left-wing propaganda.

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    Fri Aug 01 2003

    Best show on television. Maybe best show ever. I wonder what a Republican West Wing would do for the electorate's opinion of Republicans. Cold, greedy and white don't play too well..... unless its Dallas or Falcon Crest! We'll see how John Goodman plays next season.

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    Sun Jun 01 2003

    I had to watch this show for my Political Science class and wasn't thrilled about it mainly because of the fact that I don't like this type of show. But going through these comments it's amazing how ignorant some people are. To say these actors know nothing about politics shows how little you actually know about acting. An Actor's FIRST job in creating the character is STUDYING THE CHARACTER. To better understand and play the role. Martin Sheen plays the president, I'd say that's a pretty unique opportunity, and I'd also say he knows more about politics than the majority of you. Why? because its part of the job. Just because you don't agree with what he believes outside of the show does not make him ignorant, but at the same time it makes you look like a waste of skin for saying such IGNORANT things. Ignorant, sure is a fun word to toss around isn't it? I wonder how many of you even know what it means.