Monday, January 23, 2006

Dead "Wing" walking

Let me tell you why "The West Wing" ending is a good thing: Vinick wins. The whole season has been building up to a Santos victory, but, to their credit, the writers have made Vinick a convincing enough candidate to make a close race believable. Well, thanks in no small part to the very liberal Alan Alda, Vinick has been more than believable, he's been electable.

So why not? In recent years, "The West Wing" has been derided as being out of step with a conservative-run country. Electing a Republican and then walking away seems like a perfect ending to the series.

ADDED: I see they're going to announce the winner a month before the series finale May 14. Bummer -- that means a month of maudlin parting monologues. I still say Vinick should win, though.


At 10:45 AM, January 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance of a "spin off" or movie after "West Wing" leaves the air?

At 12:38 PM, January 24, 2006, Blogger AndyW said...

I haven't heard anything on those lines. I'm dubious about the possibility. The "Wing" often straddles the lines between political thriller, drama and soap. It's not a formula that would easily translate onto the big screen. As for TV spinoffs, which character would you like to see a series built around?


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