For several years my favorite tv show was The West Wing. I managed to find the original version because I didn’t want to watch it doubled to Spanish.
As a journalist, I found the narrative very interesting, and I can say that I learned a lot about American politics. The episodes had everything I could ask for: some humor, drama, intellectual challenges, and good actors playing solid characters.
I remember especially a Christmas episode in season 2 when Josh was recovering from a severe gunshot he suffered during a confused attempt in which the president was wounded. Months later, he was lost emotionally, but in denying of his situation, and Leo made him see a psychiatrist. I watched the episode when I was suffering from deep depression, and I empathized with him during his conversation with the psychiatrist, which was very well done. I have been there. I was there at that very moment.
At the end of the episode, Josh has an interesting short conversation with Leo about friendship in dire times. This is what I needed in that moment of my life, go and find a real friend to help me get out of the bottomless pit in which I was trapped. And I did it. And it worked.
8 thoughts on “The West Wing”
Westwing has to be my favorite show of all time. I absolutely adore the show where they walk Josh through and the trauma he suffered. It was an extremely powerful show. I’ve been there also. I empathize with you.
Thank you, Cee. I was astonished by how well they conveyed all that goes through a troubled mind in times like those. Besides, they used one of my favorite resources: music. Yo-Yo Ma was superb.
Their use of music and the camera on that show was wonderful. 😀
Isn’t it great when a t.v. show is not only fun to watch but also helpful and meaningful?
Yes, it is. This is why I liked it so much
That was a great show. Too bad that if they tried to do a 2020 update of that show with the current occupant of the West Wing, it would be more like a Shakespearean tragedy.
Indeed. I can’t even imagine what would be like the show these days. But maybe, doing it with a fictional president doing rational things like people would like to have it in the White House instead of the current president would be a sort of way of consolation