August 14th, 2021

tv - pretty (wes/fred): behindblue_eyes

Some TV thoughts

Craig and I did some TV watching this week. First, I got him to watch Leverage: Redemption. We loved the original show, and while I miss Timothy Hutton (Craig doesn't, he wasn't a Nate Ford fan), and it took a couple eps to find its feet, we enjoyed it as nice, escapist fun. However, there are only 8 episodes available right now, so we needed something else to watch after we were done.

Enter The West Wing.

The West Wing aired here in the US from 99-06. We lived in the UK for the first five seasons (and it premiered after we were already there), so we never saw it during its original run. It's one of those shows I always meant to come back and watch but just never did. Well, now we have. And it's exactly what I was hoping for. Craig is a sucker for smart dialogue, and since this is Aaron Sorkin, I knew he'd get it. But he's been sucked in hard and gets annoyed that I won't just sit on the couch for hours on end to watch it. Still, we've done seven episodes already in the past couple days. It would be nice for it to last a couple months since it's seven seasons long, lol. I'm still trying to figure out why Josh/Donna is the most popular ship on AO3, though. And I'd had no idea Moira Kelly was on it at all. I'm guessing she doesn't last long. And baby Elisabeth Moss! God, she's so young in this. As soon as she came on, though, I turned to Craig and made him promise to at least watch an episode of Mad Men when we're done with West Wing. It's another I think he'd really enjoy, but he's always dragged his feet on.