The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Drama


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Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House.

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Creator:

Aaron Sorkin

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6 December 2004 | wamweri
Making real drama out of politics
So much political reporting seems to be an attempt to fake a drama out of little material. I missed the West Wing when it started, but am catching up now, and find that it turns the specifics of politics into gripping human drama with a fast pace.

The camera seems to move as quickly as the people, following one conversation, then picking up another as two corridors intersect, and going off after that conversation instead. It's a remarkably effective dramatic device, that helps generate a sense of many topics, issues and personalities all being constantly on the move in response to events.

The acting is uniformly good, and often not on screen, Martin Sheen's president remains a constant presence shaping every story.

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