Sunday, May 14, 2006

The last West Wing

What a great TV show. They are showing the first one tonight , followed by the ending of the series. I will tape it and hopefully have a review tomorrow.

1 comment:

pope george ringo said...

His Holiness thought that the final show was okay; interestingly enough, the first episode from 1999 preceded it--and it was outstanding.
I am a stickler for historic accuracies and found a few inaccuracies in the final episode. First off, Pres. Bartlett's wife casually remarks as to who came up with the idea of having an outdoor inaugural ceremony in the cold month of January and Bartlett replies something along the line of "Jefferson and Adams." The first President to be inaugurated in January was Franklin Roosevelt in 1937-previously all official inaugurals were held in March. Also, whilst Pres. Santos is inaugurated, the old staff of Pres. Bartlett is still on duty in the White House--this is total BS as the common routine is for the outgoing President's staff to be out of the White House hours before the new President takes office--the only exception to this rule was the 1981 inauguration of Ronald Reagan when the Carter Adm. worked to the near end attempting to secure the release of the hostages in Iran (and even they were scooted out by five of twelve). Nitpicking, I know, but it would be nice to see a little accuracy.
Farewell, West Wing.