I have discovered that I love something that I swore I would never like: The West Wing. I have had so many people tell me how much they love it and how much they thought I would love it. Most of the people who have been telling me lately have been British and they swear by the show- and more than one has admitted that the show is the only way that they know about American government. We put season 1 on our Love Film (Netflix for the UK) and the other day when Mike was gone I decided to start it. I have been watching an episode or two every chance I could and when season 1 ended in such a cliffhanger I went out and came back the proud owner of this:
Mike has no interest in watching it with me which is wonderful.Why? Because this is how new tv show discoveries work in our house:
A: Want to watch Random New Show?
M: No, I hate that show
A: Just one episode? I think you’ll like it
M: Fine, ok
We watch show and Mike will begrudgingly admit that it was ok.
Several Days later
M: What did you do today/this evening?
A: Watched Random New Show
M: WITHOUT ME!?!?!
A: You hate that show
M: I don’t any more, wait for me to watch it with you.
I adore hanging out with Mike and watching our shows, but I have lost so many shows that I like to watch when Mike is working late or I am working on a project that I am happy not to have to share this one!
I think that I should also add that like so many movies about politics you can totally hate the politics and LOVE the show. It a totally character driven drama that makes you root for them no matter what asinine laws they are trying to pass! I promise that I am still a firm believer in Conservative politics and straight ticket voter- fear not I haven’t gone soft!
I know I am late to the party but I think you should join me. If you are bored one day pick up season one and give it a shot- you won’t regret it!