Monday, April 03, 2006

just four little words

I was surfing around today and came across a post on Craig Newark's (of craigslist fame) personal blog. It was so perfectly crafted, just four little words, title and post together:

Donna and Josh
...finally

And I had to smile. I stopped watching The West Wing two or three years ago when my favourite character (Rob Lowe's 'Sam Seabourn') left followed quickly by the writing talent of Aaron Sorkin. But I have to admit all this time later I'm still happy to know that Josh & Donna FINALLY got together. I may have to go back and watch this season, or last night's episode at least.

The West Wing used to be an incredible show. When Sorkin was on the payroll the show was written like theatre. It had an amazing use of lighting and silence. Whatever Sorkin was smoking it must have been the good stuff. I hated to give it up but when the show started its decline I couldn't forgive it its mediocrity. Perhaps it's time to make amends.

In the mean time I need to do a little research and find out what exactly happened last night. Then again, perhaps I'll wait until the reruns start this summer and see the whole thing in context, spend a little time back on the hill.

3 comments:

Sheldon Kotyk said...

"Whatever Sorkin was smoking..."

I'm pretty sure that the answer is somewhere in a court document.

andie said...

Did you know they're planning on bringing Sam back since this is the final season (at least that's the rumour floating around, and since he was one of my favorite characters too...I'm hoping it's true!)

westcoastloon said...

I hadn't heard that Andie, what a great rumour! I might need to pay more attention.