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An unrecognised genius and words
on 18 May 2015
Aaron Sorkin - of Aaron Sorkin fame - wrote his series for NBC, which showed it in 2006-2007 and promptly killed it off because it never pulled big enough audiences. Stars Matthew Perry, previously of F*****s, and Bradley Whitford, previously of the West Wing.
Too talky for Americans, probably. But that's what you expect of Aaron Sorkin. I'f have though NBC would have realised - he'd written almost every episode of the first four seasons of the West Wing for the network.
Sorkin, in case you wondered, went on to write The Newsroom for HBO, as well as the movies Charlie Wilson's War, Moneyball and The Social Network. For some reason he'd never in the bundle of names at the top of an Amazon page on something's he'd written. Only the people delivering his script get a look in there.
He'd good with words. Not so good with woman characters but newsrooms, politics and backstage at TV shows aren't places I've ever found feminist discourse flourishing.