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Blurs fantasy and reality with stellar performances notably Alan Alda
on August 19, 2017
Season 7 is the national Campaign for Santos/Gerry. It is great. The tension against a wonderful performance by Alan Alda is something to see. Mr. Alda shows moral character and noble principle that would make me support his ticket. Something that neither I nor Alda would do in real life for a party that would never support a candidate like Alda. I suppose the West Wing was arguing for something better than we got in those years.
The fantasy West Wing floated far away from reality and lost the viewers that supported it.
Santos and Josh struggle on. Josh comes apart without Donna but carries on. The Bartlett White House is lost in tepid stories that are not that good. But, still Martin Sheen and Allison Janney do a magnificent job. Worst of all, we lose John Spenser for real. The world without Leo is sad indeed. But, thankfully we get to have a funeral to mourn. Yes, that blurs fantasy and reality. And that is what it was.