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Abigail "Abbey" Bartlet
Chief of Staff Leo McGarry
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Pumped up by a compelling presidential election campaign, focused on valuable cast newcomers Jimmy Smits and Alan Alda, West Wing rediscovered the vivid political zing in its farewell season
West Wing lasted seven years, not all of them perfect. But Bartlet's team had a better batting average than any real-life President in recent memory...
The West Wing has reemerged creatively as a sharp epic about campaign chess gaming...
Season seven is crazy underrated, and you should watch it some time. Just check your texts or play Candy Crush during the scenes about Toby leaking secret NASA information.
Striking for its prescience...it demonstrated what can come from trusting a writer-creator's vision: in this case, Aaron Sorkin.
During the course of its seven seasons and 26 Emmys, The West Wing has remained one of the most intelligent serialised dramas ever to appear on American television.
It was inevitable that The West WinG would end on a pious note, but the mawkish fillips were disappointing...
This season's episodes have been strong... And Sunday the final scene of The West Wing left the audience on a forward-looking note, too, even if expressed in a wistful tone.
... I am pleased that neither nominee resembled the narcoleptic slot machines we have come to expect from what we persist in thinking of as the real thing.
Best of all, in its final season, The West Wing recovered its sense of humor.
Even if you are someone who doesn't have any interest in politics or if you are a staunch member of the far left or right, I guarantee you will find enjoyment in this show.
Audience Reviews for The West Wing: Season 7
Jun 12, 2020A really great final season. The wit was up to the level of season 1, and it was quite funny, and yet it also had some very heartfelt and sad moments. The portrayal of the campaigns seems like perhaps the most realistic portrayals I've ever seen, and both campaigns had numerous twists and turns that kept the season very engaging. But perhaps the best part of the final season for me was how they developed Matt Santos and Arnold Vinick. The characters on this show have always been complex, memorable, and well-developed, but the two candidates for president had some amazing character development that felt very realistic and kept the final season from being too preachy or even really pitting one side as the good guys and the bad guys. Now, with the Santos campaign staff composed of likable characters and series mainstays (like Josh), you might think that they will pit them as the good guys and the Vinick campaign as the bad guys. And with the campaign staff, that's true. But with Arnold Vinick himself, they show that he can be a very good man despite his politics that does not align with Bartlet or the Democrats, and through this, make him a very complex character who isn't really a villain. And with Santos, they uncover some dark secrets about him, so that despite him being a nice guy who is very likable, you get to wonder who the true Matt Santos is. With these dynamics, both candidates become very complex and realistic, with both having good and bad traits, and the show does not seem to be taking sides very much (with, in a political show like this, should be admired).
Dec 21, 2019Without doubt this season ranks 2nd after season 2. I was so pleased the majority of this season moved away from the claustrophobic and overly familiar White House. It was good to see different perspectives from both Santos and Vinick while on the campaign trail, and with it some new characters that brought some much needed life and colour to the show. I didn't care much for the sub-plots: CJ & Danny, Bartlet & Toby etc. For me they were tiresome and distracting, and you just knew what the conclusions were going to be. But this season was very much driven by Josh, with able support from Alan Alda and Jimmy Smits. But all credit to Bradley for giving Josh an emotional rollercoaster ride throughout the campaign. But of course it was a huge loss when John "Leo" Spenser died halfway through the season - he left a huge gap, and was sadly missed. "What's Next?"
Aug 04, 2017Beautiful show. Anyway, minimally like the Bartlet Administration, I think I'll retire from this hobby for however long needed.