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The West Wing

Post by Rum » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:55 am

I’ve started watching the whole box set of the West Wing for the second time. I’d forgotten how brilliant it is.

It also reminds me of a time when America had real Presidents...

...oh wait..

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Post by pErvinalia » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:58 am

Loved that show. Watched most of it twice already. American show, so certain member won't agree with our assessment.
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Re: The West Wing

Post by Hermit » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:05 am

Fantastic show. I got sucked into watching it on the strength of happening to switch on the TV when the president had a discussion with one of his advisors who was an arch-conservative. I think the later series became a bit weak and soap operaish, but I liked the early ones enough to buy DVDs containing the first five seasons.

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Re: The West Wing

Post by laklak » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:00 pm

It's great if you like fantasy. If you want a more realistic storyline try House of Cards.
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Re: The West Wing

Post by laklak » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:00 pm

Or Trvolta's movie "Primary Colors".
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Re: The West Wing

Post by Hermit » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:16 pm

laklak wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:00 pm
It's great if you like fantasy.
What??!!1!!???

All these years I thought I was watching a fly-on-the-wall type documentary. :(

I suppose you'll be telling me next that Yes, Minister, Wag the Dog and Dr. Strangelove were fiction too. :cry:

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Post by Rum » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:01 pm

Entertainment and reality ...

However it raises an interesting point about the character and nature of each presidency. I suppose I’ve read more, for example, about Nixon’s and it is clear that from the start - well before Watergate - there was a mentality that they were besieged. Reagan’s on the other hand was by all accounts rather more laid back and he seems to have delegated almost everything he possibly could.

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Post by Brian Peacock » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:21 pm

Rum wrote:
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Entertainment and reality ...
Entertality.
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Post by Rum » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:16 pm

Talking if blurring reality and ‘fiction’, the latest Brian Cox excursion - an update on the solar system and the latest thinking on how it is the way it is, has been excellent, if not revelatory, but I have a gripe about the imagery.

They’ve obviously used some of the latest images sent back from various probes and some of them are stunning, but they mix them with what are obviously (by the angle, content and such) computer generated. It is hard to tell the difference - in fact except for knowing a particular shot Was simple not feasible it is almost impossible.

I think thy should flag up the CGI myself.

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Re: The West Wing

Post by Brian Peacock » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:57 pm

Most of the 'regular' images from deep space are computer generated as well - visual recreations or re-imaginings of colossal amounts of radioastronomy data. The cosmos doesn't actually look like that - but then again, does anything really look the way we see it? :?
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Re: The West Wing

Post by Rum » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:39 pm

Brian Peacock wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:57 pm
Most of the 'regular' images from deep space are computer generated as well - visual recreations or re-imaginings of colossal amounts of radioastronomy data. The cosmos doesn't actually look like that - but then again, does anything really look the way we see it? :?
Yes I’m aware that they use data basically to reconstruct what the human eye might see. I’m ok with that, but I’d like to know when (and if) they are more akin to ‘artists’ impressions’.

As to the solipsism inference- let’s not go there. Rainbows...

Unless you want to of course.

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Re: The West Wing

Post by Tero » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:03 pm

Though no West Wing, Scandal is also worth watching. Though the prez is a Republican, politics rarely enters the show. Except in hypocrisy!
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Re: The West Wing

Post by Eriku » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:53 am

Maaan... I watch West Wing every now and again just for some escapism... Though I have to admit, the way the White House is held together with duct tape and good will towards the end is a bit silly.

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Re: The West Wing

Post by Tero » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:36 am

It's all fiction. All those politicians are just puppets. Lobbyists write all laws. Only the executive is somewhat like West Wing, so in that sense it is realistic.
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Re: The West Wing

Post by laklak » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:12 pm

By 'lobbyists' you mean 'the Illuminati', of course.
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