Last week I have finished series 7 (the last one) of (imo) the best scripted and acted TV series. It has been a tearfully sad affair (well, almost). An end of an era. Several initial remarks:
- It has opened my eyes to the intricacies of the political world – US and global – (as fictional as the series might have been). As easy as it seems for us to see what politicians should do – it is actually far more complex.
- It has mesmerised me with the strength of relationships between the team members in both the Bartlet and Santos teams.
- It seemed that most romantic relationships (apart from the Bartlets) are a bit of a mess – see Josh, Donna, Toby and CJ. Even the Santos’ marriage would have been seriously ‘on the rocks’ if Sorkin would have written another series… The toll the high-powered jobs takes on the ‘love life’.