The West Wing
I forgot to mention that I am greatly annoyed by the 6th series of The West Wing.
There may be spoilers ahead….
It seems that aside from doing nasty things to principle characters (heart attack in the woods, with no Secret Service to be seen – and then have a bit a few episodes later showing thelarge extent of secret service protection for this particular role), the producers seem to have decided that inexplicably chopping off a year was a good idea.
I watched episode 4 last night and there was an extremely clumsy reference to the Midterms, which supposedly have already happened. John Wells et al clearly are bored with the current format, and want to turn this into an election year with several candidates and allow the programme to continue after a Bartlett presidency. Josh clearly saw the "Real Thing" with Santos, like he did in Nashua all those years ago.
To continue the show is one thing, but why cut a year out? And why in such a clumsy way? And why does Toby mention "6 years" in the fake resignation if the midterms were last year? It's got to be at least 6 and a half. And where did the year or so go? Somewhere in season 5, I guess. But before all mentions of the CODEL, but after any timed references to the kidnapping, and the Christmas episode.
And what is Will still there for? He works for the VPOTUS, not the President.
Grrrrrr. Rant over.