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[THE INSIDE] Posted February 8, 2016 (Monday) -Noah

One is the loneliest number that you'll ever know. Two can be as bad as one, it's the loneliest number since the number one.

Being alone is hard. Being together is hard. But at least when you're together, there's someone with whom to share the hardship. Rebecca has had a hard life. Her abduction, which will later be described as a "... read more

[WEST WING] Posted February 7, 2016 (Sunday) -Jeremy G.

I love dark dramas. I really do. Despite my insistence to retain a sunny outlook on the world at large, there's something very intriguing about a show that's willing to look at the harsher side of humanity, to remind us that the world is a two-sided coin, and that we must understand the evil of humanity in order to fully appreciate the good. At th... read more

[WEST WING] Posted January 28, 2016 (Thursday) -Jeremy G.
"The things we choose to care about…" – Bartlet

A persistent question that bugs me anytime I sit down with Season Three of The West Wing is: How would it be different?

Say that nothing had happened in the world in the fall of 2001 that could conceivably impact how Sorkin and co. portrayed the continuity of the Bartlet a... read more

[WEST WING] Posted January 27, 2016 (Wednesday) -Jeremy G.
"The laws of nature don't even apply here." – Fitzwallace

Midway through one of Season Three's best episodes, ["3x09"], Leo reminisces on his love for Bartlet: "You ever see a pitcher work the mound so the dirt does exactly what his feet want it to do? That's the President." Near the climax of another Season Three highlig... read more

[WEST WING] Posted January 26, 2016 (Tuesday) -Jeremy G.

"What is it that you look for, exactly?" – Hogan

There's a common romantic trope used in film and television – one I've come to dislike in direct proportion to the time I've spent growing out of my hormonal phase – where the light teasing about the possibility of a spark between the male and female leads is brought to a boil... read more

[WEST WING] Posted January 25, 2016 (Monday) -Jeremy G.
"Carelessness doesn't have to exist for a mistake to be made." – Leo

"Enemies Foreign and Domestic" opens with a most peculiar "Previously On…" segment. Rather than filling the space with a few short clips of character/plot-centric events from episodes past that are about to come into play, the opening features nothing more th... read more

[WEST WING] Posted January 17, 2016 (Sunday) -Jeremy G.
"I know how to count to 270." – Hoynes

Decade after decade, blockbuster after blockbuster, few fictional characters have proven as durable or as popular as James Bond. Mainlining over twenty films and spawning countless parodies and rip-offs, Bond has been a pop cultural icon for over half a century. And it's not difficult to un... read more

[WEST WING] Posted January 10, 2016 (Sunday) -Jeremy G.
"It's the classic Washington scandal. We screwed up by telling the truth." – CJ

Just the mentioning of Aaron Sorkin's name in discussion of influential television scribes will raise a few eyebrows in indignation. Certainly, Sorkin has utilized television – and film as well – to leave an impression on the general viewing publ... read more

[WEST WING] Posted January 3, 2016 (Sunday) -Jeremy G.
"Oh, my God. You switched back to First Lady." – Donna

Although she's credited as a regular from the third season on, Stockard Channing is absent from the majority of episodes in the series. Future seasons will give her character an on-and-off recurring role, keeping with the parameters of Channing's contract (which gave her enoug... read more

[BLOG] Posted December 24, 2015 (Thursday) -Jeremy G.

There are many labels which people use to describe the current era of television. The Golden Age of TV. Too Much TV. Peak TV. Jeremy, Turn Off the Stupid TV. More attention is being paid to the genre than ever before, in part because there's simply so much to pay attention to.

There certainly are a great many shows on television today. But are the... read more

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