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Adult Written bymoviemadness December 29, 2009

Superb Political Drama

The West Wing is one of the few television series today that are truly excellent, intellectual, and thought-provoking. The series follows the major players on the West Wing (the wing of the White House that houses the presidential offices and staffers). By observing this fictional administration, viewers gain a great understanding of the United States government and its inner workings. There are also lots of great plot points, laughs, and excellently developed and acted characters. Truly stunning. On the content side, there is very little iffy stuff. Violence/scariness can be an issue with wars, death, tense situations, and even a stalker... Mild language is sometimes heard in tense situations (d**n, h**l) and there are a couple of mild sexual situations. In the end, however, it is a face paced and intelligent show that will be lost on anyone too young to appreciate every word.
Adult Written bymichael12345678 May 10, 2012

Perfect for renewing hope in the human spirit

This is a show of idealists trying to make the world better through governmental policy, but presents sticky moral situations that don't always turn out "happily ever after." Perfect for a smart kid. Some make take issue with some policy, but I can't imagine anyone objecting to the sentiment.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written bycautiousdad September 13, 2010

Liberal laughable stereotypes of Christian conservatives

I don't get the official review. Within 5 minutes of the opening credits of the pilot episode the Rob Lowe character is shown having spent the night with a woman who later turns out to be a prostitute. And she's smoking a joint. Hollywood at it's best here. While the acting is good, the political bent is worn on the sleeve as smart, compassionate liberal administration officials make Christian conservatives look like mean-spirited manipulative kooks. The stereotypes are laughable.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 12 year old Written byTsion April 9, 2008

Brilliant Series with Role Models

The West Wing is my favorite TV show ever. It has smart characters and a great plot. The series, six seasons long, tells the story of the two terms of US President Jed Bartlett and his staff. The cast is excellent, especially the late John Spencer as the chief of staff, Leo McGary. The characters are great role models. They care about each other and their country, and when they mess up, they apologize. The content is iffy. Language is mild but frequent: d**n to s**t. No sex is shown, but references are made to one character's private relationship and some one-liners are made: "I'm good in bed" is one. Violence, too, is not shown, but there are talks of shootings and terrorist attacks. All in all, The West Wing is an excellent, patriotic TV show for all. Each show ends with a comforting message, and the episodes never cease to leave me inspired. Highly reccomended!