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"I've been down here before, and I know the way out."

The reason I'm going so very slowly with this show is because it speaks to me so deeply.  I cry with nearly every episode, even at the most mundane things.  The guy that turns off the lamps in the Oval Office at the end of the day?  Tears.  Charlie in his white tie and tails finery?  Tears.  Sam pontificating about exploration?  Tears.  This show speaks to my idealism about my country, the fact that we can always be better than what we are.  The fact that we should have standards and do our best to live up to them.  Have terrible things been done in my name?  Yes.  Should we lie down and hide and give up because of it?  No.  Intelligence and compassion should be virtues that we all should be proud to live by.  This show speaks to my deep sense of friendship and family of choice, of loyalty and mutual respect and an awe and admiration of humanity.

I've gotten a bit jaded and cynical but this show refocuses my world view.  Yes, it is "just a tv show", but it is so much more.  I don't think my mind would have been ready for it six months ago, but with the possibilities at hand, I can watch and I can savor.  It's just taking me a while to chew.

And oh, Josh Lyman, am I so very glad that you have your very own Donna.
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I have loved John Larroquette ever since I could stay up past my bedtime and watch him as Dan Fielding on Night Court.  And with that, I'm sure you know which episode of The West Wing I am watching.

Lionel Tribbey:  "I believe, as long as Justice Dreifort is intolerant toward gays, lesbians, blacks, unions, women, poor people, and the first, fourth, fifth, and ninth amendments, I will remain intolerant toward him."
[grins at Ainsley
Lionel Tribbey: "Nice to meet you."

Lionel Tribbey: [about Ainsley] "Well, forgive me, sir, but when you have a few moments, I would like to discuss the hiring of a blonde and leggy fascist whose knowledge does not include the proper order of the alphabet for positions of the White House Counsel's office."
Bartlet: "And we will, Lionel, but right now I don't know if you noticed but there are thirty or forty other people in the room, many of whom have donated significant amounts of money to the Democratic Party, so perhaps you could put a tighter grip on your horses and we will talk about it later."
Lionel Tribbey:  "Yes. Well. Good morning, everyone! Thank you, Mr. President."
Bartlett: "Well, obviously, Lionel Tribbey is a brilliant lawyer whom we cannot live without, or there would be very little reason not to put him in prison."

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To continue our discussion of The West Wing from here and here, I'm cutting and please, no spoilers past 1:16.

 

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For the record, it's almost 1:00 pm and I'm still in my pajamas.  Bliss.

So, to continue our discussion about The West Wing from here, I'm cutting and please, no spoilers past 1:11.

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So, I'm enjoying this show very much and I'm glad [livejournal.com profile] kathrynrose  made me watch it.  :o)  Feel free to share your comments.

Now I'm off to make snack preparations and watch what I assume is going to be a very boring football game.  Hope the commercials are good.







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First of all, hello and welcome, new friends.  Thank you to the delicious and gracious [livejournal.com profile] kathrynrose  for sending you all.

As Kate said, I've never seen The West Wing.  I bought the whole set for a good price on Amazon from her recommendation and I am working my way through it for the first time.  I've seen six eps and have shed some tears through every one.  I love these characters already and the ensemble is great.

I'm cutting and please, no spoilers past S1: 1 - 6.

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