Wow! This is drama at it's best. Having got the first series in my Christmas stocking and getting through all 22 episodes well before New Year's Day, I couldn't wait for the second series to be released. The cliffhanger episode at the end of the first series, leaving the words 'Who's been hit...who's been hit?' echoing in your ears leaves you desperate to view the conclusion. The second series doesn't disappoint. It is hard to do justice to the first couple of episodes, I'd be hard pressed to think of a piece of TV (or film) that has been so breathtakingly dramatic. Not only that but the we delve into the history of the aides to President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) and the second series builds on the impressive foundations laid down by its predecessor. As the staff battle to come to terms with the shooting, life goes on and the insightful storylines continue to engage, entertain and amuse. The cast, stroylines and the expansive set all continue to make this a most amazing drama series with a great tinge of realism. Roll on the second half of the series.