Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Tragedy!

Josh Lyman's gone and I can't go on...

Or at least he will be gone after the seventh and final series of the West Wing:

So Farewell then, President Bartlet

Personally I think the show's greatest achievement is managing somehow to be more gripping than, say, '24', despite lacking the constant gunfire, hostage-taking, explosions, sieges and so on. As Jonny Freedland pointed out, they didn't dumb down the jargon for one minute. And who cares the writing was so sharp that you have to watch it with the subtitles on? That's how sharp I want all TV writing to be.

2 Comments:

Anonymous ventedspleen said...

Noooooooooooooooooo!!!

While I'm sure the series hasn't been as good as it once was (having only recently become addicted to it I can't say for sure, but it seems to be accepted wisdom), it really is just one of the best things on tv.

To be as good as it is now after 6 years is no mean feat. I will miss it. Could we get a Josh Lyman spin-off please?

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