I must admit that I don’t really follow politics. I don’t really read the newspapers, nor do I hang on the headlines or watch the news. So it was a surprise when we found the West Wing Box Set such an amazing TV show! The thing won 3 Golden Globes and 23 Emmys!
Maybe it’s the amazing quality of writing, maybe the drama unfolding, maybe it’s the cast or just the story itself. Either way, the West Wing box set is addictive – so beware!
The West Wing is a political drama. It tells the story of a political candidate being elected to office and ultimately the presidency of the United States of America. It offers an amazing insight into the political system that is apparently based on fact.
Frankly, it’s like living inside the White House. It shows how things really get done in the American political system. You can get a bit addicted – very attached to these characters who are written with such depth and diversity.
Even people who don’t like political dram (such as myself) are going to love the West Wing Box Set!
This is one of those shows with an amazing ensemble cast. Any one of them could be a lead on their own – many with movie and TV careers quite separate to this show. For example
- Martin Sheen plays the President
- Stockard Channing plays the First Lady
- Rob Lowe plays the Deputy Communications Director
I have to say my favorite, however, is Bradley Whitford as the Deputy Chief of staff.
And did I mention classic actors like Jimmy Smits and Alan Alda show up? The West Wing box set just keeps getting better!
The Aaron Sorkin
If you’re going to review the West Wing you have to mention the creator Aaron Sorkin. This guy is a straight up legend. All you need to know is that he’s been behind other great projects including:
- A Few Good Men (Movie)
- The American President (Movie)
- Charlie Wilson’s War (Movie)
- The Social Network (Movie)
- Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (TV)
- Sports Night (TV)
And do I mention the guy has Emmys, Oscars and who knows what else? Amazing.
Of course the verdict is five stars out of five and two thumbs up! The West Wing Box Set is a great – you’re really going to love it. Enjoy!