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The West Wing - Complete Seasons 1 and 2 [DVD] [2001]

4.4 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford
  • Writers: Aaron Sorkin
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 12
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Whv
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Nov. 2003
  • Run Time: 44 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0000TFG8C
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,388 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Episodes:

  • Pilot Episode
  • Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
  • A Proportional Response
  • Five Votes Down
  • The Crackpots And These Women
  • Mr Willis Of Ohio
  • The State Dinner
  • Enemies
  • The Short List
  • In Excelsis Deo
  • Lord John Marbury
  • He Shall From Time To Time...
  • Take Out The Trash Day
  • Take This Sabbath Day
  • Celestial Navigation
  • 20 Hours in L.A.
  • The White House Pro-Am
  • Six Meetings Before Lunch
  • Let Bartlet Be Bartlet
  • Mandatory Minimums
  • Lies Damn Lies And Statistics
  • What Kind of Day Has It Been
  • In The Shadow of Two Gunmen Part One
  • In The Shadow of Two Gunmen Part Two
  • The Midterms
  • In This White House
  • And It's Surely To Their Credit
  • The Lame Duck Contest
  • The Portland Trip
  • Shibboleth
  • Galileo
  • Noel
  • The Leadership Breakfast
  • The Storyline Develops
  • Bartlet’s State of the Union
  • The War at Home
  • Ellie
  • Somebody’s Going to Emergency Somebody’s Going to Jail
  • The Stackhouse Filibuster
  • 17 People
  • Bad Moon Rising
  • The Fall's Gonna Kill You
  • 18th and Potomac
  • Two Cathedrals

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Aaron Sorkin's American political drama The West Wing is more than mere feel-good viewing for sentimental US patriots. It is among the best-written, sharpest, funny and moving American TV series of all time. In its first series, The West Wing established the cast of characters who comprise the White House staff.

There's Chief of Staff Leo McGarry (John Spencer), a recovering alcoholic whose efforts to be the cornerstone of the administration contribute to the break-up of his marriage. CJ (Alison Janney) is the formidable Press Spokeswoman embroiled in a tentative on-off relationship with Timothy (Thirtysomething) Busfield's reporter. Brilliant but grumpy communications deputy Toby Ziegler, Rob Lowe's brilliant but faintly nerdy Sam Seaborn and brilliant but smart-alecky Josh Lyman makes up the rest of the inner circle. Initially, the series' creators had intended to keep the President off-screen. Wisely, however, they went with Martin Sheen's Jed Bartlet, whose eccentric volatility, caution, humour and strength in a crisis make for such an impressively plausible fictional President that polls once expressed a preference for Bartlet over the genuine incumbent.

The second series of The West Wing takes up where the first one left off and, a few moments of slightly toe-curling patriotic sentimentalism apart, maintains the series' astonishingly high standards in depicting the everyday life of the White House staff of a Democratic administration. With Aaron Sorkin's dialogue ranging as ever from dry, staccato mirth to almost biblical gravitas, an ensemble of overworked (and curiously undersexed) characters and an overall depiction of the workings of government that's both gratifyingly idealised yet chasteningly realistic, The West Wing is one of the all-time great American TV dramas. --David Stubbs


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