Monday, May 08, 2006

I'm Not Ready For The West Wing to End

This last, superlative, rejuvenated season only proves that there is a lot more life in this show. The rejiggered format, the new cast members, the renewed focus...

Can't NBC find room for this show for another year?

More than ever, this country needs to see what The West Wing now depicts: heroic bipartisanship. I can't be the only one who wants to see Santos and Vinick for one more season.

And I can't be the only one who wants to see Matt Santos crusade for lobbying reform. That truly is the one legislation from which all other legislation can grow. And as Bill Maher pointed out, why does it take a fictional candidate to say it?

At any rate, barring a last-minute reprieve, congratulations and thank you to everyone involved in the show, past and present. I have worked with TV writers and producers who truly assume the audience is stupid, and I have always cited The West Wing as proof that not everybody does.

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