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The West Wing (Season 4) DVD Review


Premiering in September 1999, the original NBC series West Wing built an instant cult following with its seemingly realistic weekly excursions into the inner sanctums of the White House. The series became such a hit that some pollsters claimed that certain people actually believed Jed Bartlet was the real president (although, if true, this is more of a negative reflection on the intelligence of the electorate, and not necessarily an indication of West Wing's realism). But regardless, the truth of the matter is that West Wing definitely strikes a chord with certain audiences, providing entertaining brew of action, suspense, and drama on a weekly basis…

Seasoned Hollywood actor Martin Sheen plays the lead role of President Jed Bartlet. The day-to-day affairs of Bartlet's administration are run by a number of individuals who surround him, among them are: Claudia "C.J." Cregg (Allison Janney), Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford), Sam Seaborn (Rob Lowe), Toby Ziegler (Richard Schiff), Leo McGarry (John Spencer), and Charlie Young (Dule Hill). West Wing follows these dedicated staffers as they work extended hours behind-the-scenes to help keep the White House running smoothly. Along the way, the stress of the job and the characters' personal lives make for an interesting glimpse into what many believe is an accurate portrayal of a real-life White House administration…

The West Wing (Season 4) DVD offers a number of dramatic episodes including the season premiere "20 Hours in America: Part 1" in which a number of events take place - Toby, Josh, and Donna get left behind on a campaign stop in Indiana (spending the rest of their day trying to get back to Washington), Bartlet searches for Mrs. Landingham's replacement, and the Dow Jones index plummets. Meanwhile, an opposition campaign stirs up the media when Bartlet's wife claims she's "just a wife and mother"… Other notable episodes from Season 4 include "Election Night" in which the staffers eagerly await the results of the presidential contest (each in his own unique way), and "The Long Goodbye" in which C.J. returns to her hometown of Dayton where she attends her high school reunion and struggles with the horrid effects of her father's Alzheimer's disease…

Below is a list of episodes included on The West Wing (Season 4) DVD:

Episode 66 (20 Hours in America: Part 1) Air Date: 09-25-2002
Episode 67 (20 Hours in America: Part 2) Air Date: 09-25-2002
Episode 68 (College Kids) Air Date: 10-02-2002
Episode 69 (The Red Mass) Air Date: 10-09-2002
Episode 70 (Debate Camp) Air Date: 10-16-2002
Episode 71 (Game On) Air Date: 10-30-2002
Episode 72 (Election Night) Air Date: 11-06-2002
Episode 73 (Process Stories) Air Date: 11-13-2002
Episode 74 (Swiss Diplomacy) Air Date: 11-20-2002
Episode 75 (Arctic Radar) Air Date: 11-27-2002
Episode 76 (Holy Night) Air Date: 12-11-2002
Episode 77 (Guns Not Butter) Air Date: 01-08-2003
Episode 78 (The Long Goodbye) Air Date: 01-15-2003
Episode 79 (Inauguration: Part 1) Air Date: 02-05-2003
Episode 80 (Inauguration: Part 2) Air Date: 02-12-2003
Episode 81 (The California 47th) Air Date: 02-19-2003
Episode 82 (Red Haven's on Fire) Air Date: 02-26-2003
Episode 83 (Privateers) Air Date: 03-26-2003
Episode 84 (Angel Maintenance) Air Date: 04-02-2003
Episode 85 (Evidence of Things Not Seen) Air Date: 04-23-2003
Episode 86 (Life on Mars) Air Date: 04-30-2003
Episode 87 (Commencement) Air Date: 05-07-2003
Episode 88 (Twenty Five) Air Date: 05-14-2003

Submitted by:

Britt Gillette

Britt Gillette is author of The DVD Report, a blog where you can find where you can find more reviews of movies and TV series. Source: http://thedvdreport.blogspot.com/2006/01/west-wing-season-4-dvd.html





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