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Date: 2008-07-05 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alto2.livejournal.com
Looks like we have the awesome [livejournal.com profile] qill13 in common--man, what are the odds of that? Wild!! I think we did only email a few times, but I haven't lost sleep over it, don't worry!

I lasted through about half of S6--the first few minutes of "King Corn" left me so bored that I actually turned it off. I have the DVDs through S4, and I wish it had stopped there. I'm with you on CJ. I think that without Sorkin, the show was just a shadow of its former self (though I'm still pissed at him for completely assassinating Hoynes' character at the end of S4--the eps are great, but I actually liked Hoynes and didn't think he deserved to be written that way).

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Date: 2008-07-05 03:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluejeanbaby.livejournal.com
It just turned too real for my tastes. So real that college classes are teaching with it. I liked the optomistic earnestness of it, I didn't want it to be realistic. I wanted it to be what I wanted in government and not what we already have. If I wanted real life all the time I'd never turn the tv on. Hoynes was interesting. Yeah, any talk about how the characters had changed for the worst turned me off. I was hard enough to break up with it but stories about how the characters changed just made me sad. I hear that Jed didn't even like Toby at the end. Not good.

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Date: 2008-07-05 03:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alto2.livejournal.com
I think you're definitely right that it lost its idealism, but it also lost the wit. I wanted to believe that people in the WH were as clever as the ones on TV, so I get that feeling. But I still loved it through S4. It's after that that the wheels really fell off the wagon.

Anyway--we can keep this conversation up in the morning, because if I try to keep going now, you're likely to get articulate comments like, "Whag ufuyw93?" ;)


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