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The West Wing: The Complete Box Set - Seasons 1 - 7 (44 Discs)

Featuring: Martin Sheen, Alan Alda & Joshua Malina

Format: DVD | Rating: 12 years & over

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  The Greatest American Drama Series. EVER

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SERIES 1
The Show is Brilliant on so many levels.
The Script written by Aaron Sorkin is the Star here, it is fiercely intelligent without being over complicated.
The main point is that you have to have no interest in Politics to become engrossed in goings on.
The characters are so well fleshed out that you feel an instant connection to them.
All the characters, big or small, play a big role in giving the show an energetic feel.
The acting is the Best Ensemble Acting I have ever seen on the small screen.
Special mention to the Actors who play, Josh, Toby, CJ and Sam and Senator Vinik.
Martin Sheen as the President is Perfect.
Each episode fells like a mini movie, the production values are very high.
The little issues and big issues that the President and his staff have to deal with are,
Funny, Tough, Heartbreaking and at times on the edge of your seat gripping.

SERIES 2
The Second Series of this brilliantly written Show, gets better and a little darker towards the season Finale.

SERIES 3
Season 3 deals with President Bartlett's re election, The MS Scandal and loads more in it's usual Fast Paced style.
The writing is as usual Flawless and the acting is impeccable.

SERIES 4.
Another Fantastic Series of the Best American TV Drama of the last Decade.
Brilliant stories, Flawless Acting and Riveting viewing
Series 4 gives a deeper understanding of who the White Staff are and more about their backgrounds and personal lives.
Series highlights were the episode with CJ and her Dad, Election Night and of course the Spectacular Season Finale.

SERIES 5.
Series 5 of this brilliant show goes Darker as cracks start forming in the administration
The show takes a slightly sinister tone at times which may come as a bit of a surprise to regular viewers
This series is better watched quickly, as it does have a few slow episodes that don't always engage the viewer.
Original Creator and Writer Aaron Sorkins departure is certainly felt.
The Performances as usual are Top Notch, with beautiful Cameos from James Cromwell, John Goodman and Matthew Perry.
The last few episodes are very well played out leading to and Explosive Finale.

SERIES 6.
Very Engaging and Entertaining Opening 4 Episodes on Disc One, so you are pulled straight into the new series
Lots of Changes happen in this series, Original characters either leave or have their roles changed.
One of the main changes is that the focus is no longer solely on the White house, as we hook up with Josh and Santos as they try and get the Democratic Nomination. Santo's character starts of slow but he gets you on side after a few episodes.

SERIES 7
Goodbye to the Best American Drama Series of All time.
The final series of The West Wing was very much a realistic end of an era transition from one President to another
Taking the place of Josiah Bartlett, The Greatest Screen President of All Time was always gonna be a very hard act to follow.
So the series mixes up White House storylines with Santos and Viniks Presidential campaigns, giving the viewer a much needed insight into how the election process works, and kind coming full circle to the Bartlett Administration.
In general the show is still very entertaining and very well written, but I feel they got the Toby Zeigler storyline wrong. He would never have done that!!!
Some friendly faces from the past return in small roles, The LIVE debate show was very well done.
Overall it is a fitting final series.

  SIMPLY THE BEST

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The best t v series ever?
In my humble opinion,YES.
The best writing and casting that support a rollercoater ride of what it's like to work for the most powerful man on earth.
Martin Sheen ( LEGEND ) is an actor of pure quality and genius and you really believe that he is a man that can make the world a better place as President Jed Bartlet.
The supporting cast of Stockard Channing,Bradley Whitford,Rob Lowe,Richard Schiff,Alison Janney,Dule Hill and the late great John Spencer support him superbly through 7 wonderful series.
This is a must have collection and one that if it ever wears out by over play on my DVD player I would gladly pay for again.
5 star quality.

  Best US TV Show ever (Apart from Band of Bros that is!)

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Interesting & intelligent stories & acting. I now know more about the American political process than I do the UK's! I'm on season 6, I don't want it to end! If you'e considering buying this, then please do, it'll be worth it!

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  Outstanding

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The West Wing is a Fast paced political drama based on the executive branch of the US Government. The writing in this show is so witty and intelligent that you will find yoursefl totally involved and watching disc after disc after disc. I found myself watching thinking how unbelievable it was that i was watching what could be a very mundane group of events being dealt with by the white house staff, what i was actually watching was a lively brilliantly acted drama..Well worth the price offered here.

  Outstanding

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The West Wing is a Fast paced political drama based on the executive branch of the US Government. The writing in this show is so witty and intelligent that you will find yoursefl totally involved and watching disc after disc after disc. I found myself watching thinking how unbelievable it was that i was watching what could be a very mundane group of events being dealt with by the white house staff, what i was actually watching was a lively brilliantly acted drama..Well worth the price offered here.

  Dutch subtitles missing for season 1 & 2

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Great boxset, but I'm a bit disappointed that the 1st & 2nd season dvd's only have English subtitles - would have been nice if that had been mentioned in the Play.com description of the boxset.

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  A league of it's own

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Nothing, I repeat nothing, comes close to this. Even the (rare) weaker episodes are better than anything else in the history of TV, with the excpetion of the 9/11 reactionary stand alone episode which you should ignore at all cost.

You wouldn't be disappointed if you paid RRP.

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  Excellent

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Brilliant series. Can't recommend it enough. I never watched the West Wing when it was on the telly at all as i didn't fancy it. My brother told me it was great so decided to buy the box sets to check it out. One of the best buys i've ever made. I am currently on my 3rd time of watching from start to finish.

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  Great but.

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best show in the universe ever but its cheaper to buy each box set individually off play. x

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  112 hours of fantastic-ness!

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This show has to be one of the best shows ever written, the freeflow of dialogue, great storylines and charachter arcs are 2nd to none!

BUY BUY BUY!!

That is all.

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