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on 7 March 2003
If you want a guide to the West Wing TV series, this is definitely the one to buy. There is a detailed synopsis of all episodes from both Season 1 and 2, and the photos which accompany them really reflect the feelings you experience from the show.
However, the highlights of the book are the character profiles and behind the scenes gossip! Each character has their own couple of pages, with a brief history of the character, and a great comment from Aaron Sorkin on his vision of the characters. Even better than these are the special features like "Creating The West Wing" and "A Tour of The West Wing". These are the sections that really make the book a worth while purchase.
More of these, and the book would have got the five stars!
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on 18 March 2003
This delightful coffee-table book contains detailed summaries of every episode of the first two seasons of The West Wing. The plots all move so fast that it's impossible to get every nuance that the writers and actors bring to each episode, but it does a creditable job of realising one of the best TV shows in print form.
Each of the main actors is put under the spotlight as well, along with some of the background crew - especially series creator Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme. Some of the comments do get slightly repetitive (just how many times can any one person say they love working with Alison Janney?) but the feeling of camaraderie between cast and crew is palpable.
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on 12 July 2002
I bought this book a couple of days ago, and have got to say that it's one of the best I've bought in a very long while. It includes a review of every episode from Seasons 1 & 2, along with exclusive interviews with many of the people who make the series what it is. Being a hardback, it book weighs a ton, but is worth every penny!
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on 29 August 2002
beautiful book, amazing show. captures the whole essence of the programmes being a complete guide to the first two series; loads of fab pictures of cast and crew, including really insightful interviews with all the stars and the creator aaron sorkin. Definitely worth the price.
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on 12 August 2002
A beautifully presented coffee table book. But its basically a summary of each episode from the first two series. It has a brief profile of each character with insights by the actors, but apart from that doesn't really tell you a great deal more than you would learn from watching the show. I was expecting more.
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on 16 February 2015
For fans of the West Wing this is the original and best. Packed full of behind the scenes stories and insights into the process, from the incredible writing to the casting and how the actors prepare. Great pics and lots of script extracts. Wonderful to see them on the written page as well as reminded of how they were spoken. The best tv series ever made in my opinion.
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on 30 December 2012
I'm a West Wing fanatic and enjoyed the book although woudl have liked more background to the stories and less script - I get the script when i watch the dvd. Would like to see a book that covers the whole series.
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on 29 August 2015
AWESOME SERIES: Absolutely loved this, probably as close as you could imagine to the 'real thing' within the workings of the White House.
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on 4 November 2015
Love the book, though it's unfortunate that all the books written on this show only go up to Season 2, sometimes 3.
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on 29 January 2015
excellent book very pleased
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