4.5 The Greatest American Drama Series. EVER Rambo456 | 22/10/2011 | See all Rambo456's reviews (1259) SERIES 1The 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 2The Second Series of this brilliantly written Show, gets better and a little darker towards the season Finale.SERIES 3Season 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 viewingSeries 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 administrationThe show takes a slightly sinister tone at times which may come as a bit of a surprise to regular viewersThis 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 seriesLots 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 7Goodbye 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 anotherTaking 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.