Monday, October 17, 2005

West Wing Season 6

"Hurrah!" is all I can say. Well, OK, maybe I can manage a bit more than that. I think that if the first two episodes are anything to go by, then they have managed to get over the mere "amazingly good-ness" of the past couple of seasons and get back on track with being simply mindbogglingly superb. They don't seem to feel the need to make every episode into a self-contained constant spoonfeeding of spectacular drama (ironic that they've done that whilst trying to find peace in the middle east), and for the viewer it's back to that pleasant feeling of struggling to keep a handle on the subtlety of what's actually going on. There's been some brilliant direction too in the last couple of episodes (the intermingling of the simultaneous Jewish and Muslim rites being a good example), and Bartlett seems to have got himself an extremely loud clock in the Oval Office, which has served well to shiver the spine in some tense moments between him and Leo. Admittedly, Will Bailey and Kate Harding still only serve to make you realise that Sam was less annoying than you thought. And in the few minutes or hours that passed between seasons 5 and 6 Josh did a lot of working out.

Annoying that More4 decided to spoil the episode 2 cliffhanger with their trailer for episode 3 though.

3 Comments:

At 2:32 AM, Blogger dan said...

i've heard rumours you may have some previous seasons on dvd. i only watched the last series on tv (series 4 i think) but would love to see some of the earlier stuff if that's ok...

 
At 4:15 AM, Blogger Si said...

Yeah, sure. I think I've got 3 & 5 at home, so you're welcome to them straight away. The others are with various Birchenalls, Coopers (Nathan and Sarah) or Edes I think, so I might be able to track them down sometime.

 
At 5:40 AM, Blogger hugh said...

Yeah i know, i thought he was toast for sure. I hate when trailers spoil things

 

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