Originally Posted by kwilkinson
Those first 5? Were the last 2 not very good?? P.S. ---> yeah the first two have been incredible. So well written. If only it were like that in reality.
They were good by the standard of regular television, and I watched all of them, but Sorkin left after the 4th season (also Rob Lowe). Obviously, the dialogue changed, and story shifted focus a bit, most significantly in the final 2 seasons (I won't spoil it for you). For whatever reason, I remember the 5th season as pretty similar to the first 4, but after that there was a more marked change. As good as the writing was, it's the cast that always kills me about the West Wing...every last one of them was exceptional. Of course, the writing/direction/production makes everybody look good. So yeah, enjoy those first 5. Really great show.