This is nuts.
I hammered through season one from this box in 7 days. I decided that wasn’t a good pace so should slow down, so I’ve just managed to finish season two of The West Wing in 10 days. The problem, apart from my lack of self control is that I can’t watch one episode I watch one disk which is usually four, hour long, episodes.
So my thoughts on Season Two? I’m not sure. It is all really very, very good – tightly written, tightly performed, tightly filmed and tightly edited but that has all been said before. There are a few small niggles such as why some characters seem to simply disappear never to be mentioned again, but overall it is simply very good, gripping drama.
Having just watched the season finale I am trying hard to resist simply breaking open the next box. It was so ‘edge of the seat’ that I rewound (OK that term doesn’t really make sense for a DVD, but there we go) to watch the last 20min or so over again.
My aim now is not to start Season Three for at least a week, and from then on only to watch one episode in one sitting. I’m not sure how realistic a goal that will be. I am still following The Wire on BBC2 three nights a week and I can always fall back on Firefly boxed set to keep me busy. All of this is fairly unusual for me though as I don’t tend to follow TV shows that much and those three are all American dramas. The world may be upside down – certainly I think I’m turning nocturnal but that is a different matter.