Recently I've become aware that nearly everyone I know is a tad addicted to The West Wing. As I watched many many episodes over the weekend I wondered why.
This is what I came up with (I'm only in series 1 so forgive me if I'm way off):
Nearly all the people I know are idealists at one level or another. I think the notion that someone could become US president who is as likeable and human as Bartlet appeals to our idealism.
I think the same thing gives us hope that actually we too could become US president (though clearly we are not eligible!).
And I think we would all love to work in a place where there is a team of people who are that committed to the same goal, who look out for each other and have a sense of community I'm sure very few people have in work. Maybe we would all like to have a dedicated team who work with us to achieve a better world.. That said- these people only seem to exist in work. is it really something to aspire to...
Hmm.. maybe I should just watch it for enjoyment in future!!