Inside The West Wing: An Unauthorized Look at Television's by Paul C Challen

By Paul C Challen

Supplying a detailed examine this highly renowned sequence, this advisor reveals how The West Wing is put jointly, what rules and political subject matters force its plots, and, eventually, why it is so well known. via in-depth interviews, observation from political and entertainment-industry observers, and huge searches of the varied legit and unofficial convey sites on hand in our on-line world, the booklet offers a finished glance contained in the express for die-hard lovers and informal watchers alike. additionally incorporated are actor profiles and an episode-by-episode advisor to the 1st seasons.

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T]here are other sites devoted to the actors and a person has to draw the line some place. " In her work on her site, Warne has made a few important conclusions about the nature of West Wing fandom, and about the different varieties of TV show watchers in general: The term "fan" used to be a general term that encompassed all the people who liked a show or a movie. But then starting with Star Trek, people started to notice that there were people connected with certain shows who did more than just like a show.

But then starting with Star Trek, people started to notice that there were people connected with certain shows who did more than just like a show. They attended conventions, wrote stories, published fanzines, wrote and recorded songs, corresponded with others who were obsessed with the show, and when video tape came out they exchanged tapes — some even made 56 THE WEB WING original productions and sent those out to others.

Clinton is as unstufiy and down-to-earth as Presidents 37 INSIDE THE WEST WING get, but we, the hired help, would never think to address the President of the United States in the casual, insouciant way you see on TV every Wednesday night... but the biggest difference between the two [West Wings — the real and the TV one] is simply this: The West Wing is a fairy tale. . S. Armed Forces? Is ER bad for hospitals or emergency physicians? Is Law & Order bad for law and order? Heck, no. Sure, they're fairy tales.

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