The sixth season of the West Wing had a lot to answer for given the relatively disappointing critical response to it's fifth outing, but Aaron Sorkin's successors have delivered a delightfully entertaining group of episodes marking a return to the high standards of the 3rd and 4th seasons.
Not only does the hilarious interplay surprisingly absent from the 5th season make a return but the additional subject matter provided by the run up to the Democratic Convention allows for a whole new approach to the series. Importantly however, it does so without departing entirely from the key factors which made the West Wing such a success in the first place - great acting, great writing - what more do you need?
As usual Bradley Whitford steals the show as the ever-tormented but always hilarious Josh who, it becomes clear, is the driving force behind the Democratic Party. There are also several stunning plot twists which dramatically shake up the relationships between the main characters - look out for Josh and Donna, Bartlett and Leo and, finally, Josh and Toby...
Anyway, enough talk - I would encourage anyone who enjoyed the first four seasons of the West Wing to buy this and anyone who was disappointed by the 5th to buy this as well - it really is back on form! I can think of no better programme currently on television so do not hesitate!