Tuesday, September 21, 2004

The West Wing

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!!

1 comment:

jeff said...

idealism.

what is the opposite of that? and what series do you think they would like?

I would just like to say that I have only watched about 2 bits of west wing. I think though that i too would like it.