“Fans say goodbye to the West Wing”

May 14, 2006 at 12:14 am 3 comments


The last season of my best political drama returned on NTV a few Sundays ago, but it’s being aired for the last time in the US in just under 12 hours.
I’m a little of both a Rep and a Dem at heart, so I’m not certain I’ll join either side in reacting to the show’s demise; what I’ll do is that I’ll be among the number that will miss everything good there has been about the show.
I mourned John Spencer as though he was working for me (I was among the fans that rushed to write a tribute to him on the BBC website).
And I watched with keen interest, in my free time during the Democract’s in-house slugfests in 2003 and part of 2004 when I was still across the pond, as Martin Sheen stumped the vote for the liberals.
The plot spoilers I have been getting from the US have not been enough to dampen my interest in the episode that’s currently running on NTV.
I have been waiting to see someone come up with more or less a similar thriller in Kenya…something that will transcend the somewhat faded Reddykyulass and Intrukalass attempt at political comedy.
It is getting painful to laugh at our politics each day the Lord lends me breath.

*Photo credit / BBC Online.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Poi  |  May 14, 2006 at 12:55 am

    Hi Jesse, love west wing too, don’t always watch it but when i can do…

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  • 2. x3la  |  May 15, 2006 at 6:16 am

    I watched the last episode of West Wing tonight with a sadness that equalled a broken heart. After years of watching my favorite show, enjoying the plots and sub-plots, the one liners and the complete dedication to public service as protrayed by the fine players of the Bartlet administration…….my my my, truely a sunset in my life.

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  • 3. Kenyananalyst  |  May 15, 2006 at 10:54 am

    @Poi – You shd still make time to watch it!
    @ x3la – I’m in deep mourning with you, seeing as I do that the Kenyan bit will also be ending sometime. It’s a shame such a show has had such so short “a shelf-life.”

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