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Old 08-28-16, 09:05 PM
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The West Wing or er?

So I am simultaneously watching these both from the beginning. Two of the very best imo. Both similar in their camera shots and ferocity of smartly written dialogue. Excellent characters and amazing acting. I find these shows different but with many similarities.

So, which is your favorite?

This is tough, but I think I will still go with favorite drama of all time, The West Wing. er does come close though in comparing these two though. So smart and dramatic and fun.
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Neither but I'm curious why you capitalize West Wing but not ER.. Sort of like asking if you prefer Close Encounters or et.
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Re: The West Wing or er?



in the credits they show it both ways
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Re: The West Wing or er?

The show with George Clooney? I thought it was E/R:

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Re: The West Wing or er?

Yeah, I always saw it written as lowercase...
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Although both shows suffer significant drops in quality as they go along, ER has more quality seasons. Once Aaron Sorkin leaves West Wing, it's a tough slog.
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Re: The West Wing or er?

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
The show with George Clooney? I thought it was E/R:

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I actually liked that version.
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No matter how good ER is/was, ultimately the show is just a show.

The West Wing transcends entertainment. I've been rewatching the early years on Netflix and, as a bleeding heart liberal, it really inspires me to be hopeful about America.
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ER, the Clooney years > West Wing. After that, I really didn't care. I never thought the West Wing was a pivotal series in any way, and frankly I think The American President was about as much of that whole thing I could take. Maybe it's because I'm not into politics. About 2 hours worth really. I think I bailed somewhere in the 5th season. I actually wish they made a TV series based in the movie Dave a lot more.
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Re: The West Wing or er?

West Wing by a loooooooooooong shot. Aaron Sorkin trumps all, and this was when he was really doing some great stuff.
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West Wing. ER was a good show, but West Wing was better.
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One season of The West Wing was enough for me... bored me to death. Got to go with er.
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Re: The West Wing or er?

The first 3 seasons of WW are about as good as it gets.
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Even the worst seasons of WW beat the best seasons of ER.

Fun fact, John Wells was show-runner for the both the worst seasons of WW (after Sorkin had left) and the best seasons of ER (Clooney years).
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Season 5 of WW was weaker than the Sorkin ones, but the last two seasons with Alan Alda and Jimmy Smits were really good.
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
West Wing by a loooooooooooong shot. Aaron Sorkin trumps all, and this was when he was really doing some great stuff.
So very much this. West Wing was a breath of fresh air.
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Re: The West Wing or er?

er umm uh.

I didn't watch any of them.

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