March 4, 2021•149 words
I just started watching The West Wing. I don't know how I've never watched it before. It really is a throwback to a simpler time. That's not to say things were actually simpler, but they were portrayed in a simpler manner. It follows the standard sitcom or dramedy formula where most issues are resolved within a single episode. They are pretty much self contained stories. This differs from most shows today where they have multi-season arcs.
I don't know, there is something attractive about this format. Everything is.....simple. The interesting part is the event of the following 20 years show that things are not that simple. However, maybe that is the attraction. We are so hyper aware of every complication in politics these days, that something that is simple and inspires home is almost soothing.