West Wing Finale

Especially with Ronna around. swoon

They still show two episodes every morning - it’s what I watch while I’m getting ready for work.

In hindsight, the final season parallels between Alda/Smits and McCain/Obama were uncanny. Still doesn’t approach the early Sorkin years (best pilot episode EVER, In Excelsis Deo, etc) but it goes a long way towards making up for the season 5 drop in quality.

I’m about due to rewatch this on DVD. Such a great show.

Santos and Vinick were intentionally based on Obama and McCain, morton.

True, and they managed to foreshadow a lot of what happened in the election. I’m remembering this NY Times article on the topic.