The West Wing - Complete Season 1-7 [DVD] 
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
The West Wing ventured where no other TV series had gone before: an extraordinarily intimate look at an American President and the inner workings of the White House. Experience all the crises, triumphs, lofty idealism and hard realities of the acclaimed series in this complete seven-season DVD set of the series that won 26 Emmys, including 4 for Outstanding Drama Series. Hail to chief - and to the creators and stars of this ground-breaking series.
The West Wing ventured where no other TV series had gone before: an extraordinarily intimate look at an American President and the inner workings of the White House. Experience all the crises, triumphs, lofty idealism and hard realities of the acclaimed series in this complete seven-season DVD set. Here, on 45 discs, are all 154 episodes of the series that won 26 Emmys, including 4 for Outstanding Drama Series. Hail to chief - and to the creators and stars of this ground-breaking series. Also Included: Pilot Script with Foreword from Series Creator Aaron Sorkin. Hours of Special Feature: Over 20 Commentaries Over 20 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes Unaired Scenes,Gag Reels and MoreSee all Product description
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
West Wing is the best series I ever watched. It is intelligent, funny, educative, and full of life. The characters are all described well and develop massively within the series according to their experiences. And this is not only true for the main characters but also in minor roles. Some of the minor roles appear very early in the show and appear from time to time till one of the last episodes giving the complete series a touch of reality.
Every episode three to five new plots open and some are closing. The plots are mainly based on political matters but also personal and private issues are picked up underlining the
The only "negative" thing I can say about the series is that they overdid it from time to time. At some episodes in the series I got the feeling that they had to many plot ideas and had to stuff them all in one presidency. Without giving away too much and only for the readers who already watched it: The tragic action with Zoe, for example. I think this is a bit too much after the tragic action with the president earlier on. But so what.
For all who just started with the series and think "it is good, but very good?" wait for season 2. In fact, the first season is the "worst" of the complete series. For all who think "good series but real life?" Watch the special season where former White House members comment on the series. And read newspapers.
The West Wing is a brilliant show, presented well and actually quite a sober reflection on the - allegedly - chaotic atmosphere in the White House under the current president.
If you're looking for the sort of 'Trumpian' hectic, all action type of show then this isn't for you. It's more cerebral than that and all the better for it.
Watching this show is to remind yourself that actually the White House can work!
The box itself is beautifully presented and all the seasons are included plus a pair of bonus content discs and episode booklet.
If I had to give marks out of 10 I would unhesitatingly give 10, Marks out of 1000, yes there were some tiny flaws so I guess I would only give 995. In view of the overall excellence, it seems churlish to list the flaws, but I shall, as follows:
a) The writers were constantly trying to introduce new characters to give some variety, and on the whole their attempts were not successful. In the first series they introduced us to a lobbyist who drove like a maniac and shouted like she was high on something. A series of two later they introduced a Republican lawyer into the staff of a basically Democratic White House. That attempt was almost embarassingly bad.
b) Some of the actors spoke their lines very badly. With one exception this criticism only applies to the minor parts. But the actor playing the lady who spent most of the series as assistant to the deputy chief of staff, the character's name was Donatella Moss, needs elocution lessons. I would guess that I understood only one sentence in three of hers.
c) The writers introduced two scenes where people played chess. These writers clearly do not know the first thing about the game. It would have taken five minutes for someone with just a passing acquaintance of the game to correct the quite crass chess related aspects of their scripts. This did not really detract from the story, but I would think that any viewer, like myself, who does have a minimal knowledge of the game would have been very irritated.
That said, there were six or seven central characters who were present throughout, or almost throughout the series, and were uniformly excellent. They really seemed like a well practiced team, both as actors and as characters. For the last series or two, they introduced Alan Alda and Jimmy Smits as opposing candidates for the presidential election to replace Jed Bartlett (Martin Sheen), the president for the whole series. Both these two acted brilliantly, though perhaps credulity was a bit stretched in both cases when they stood by their principles and said what they believed not what they thought it was electorally judicious to say. I so disbelieve and distrust every politician on both sides of the Atlantic that I just found their honesty a bit hard to take.
Give me a few months and I think I will go back to the beginning and watch the lot again. I had no missing discs. Not one disc was in any way faulty. I can only give a (pretty well) unqualified recommendation.
150 Episodes of top class TV with barely an average episode. 5 hours of extras - documentaries, deleted scenes, and bloopers.
Excellent value for money and as relevant today as when it came out.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews