West Wing Mania Strikes Again!

Two very exciting things occurred last weekend.

  1. Johnny Law’s sister decided to head to Georgetown to attend college next year. (Two huge thumbs up for her!)
  2. This gave me cause to re-watch all 7 seasons of The West Wing (notice I used a lawyer term here instead of a “normal persons” term).

The dictionary.com definition-
a. a ground of legal action; the matter over which a person goes to law.
b. a case for judicial decision.

I’ve had a fascination with this television show since it began airing in 1999. At that time I was definitely not in show’s core age demographic, and to this day one of my best friends still makes fun of me for loving this show that she thought only Grandparents watched.

I completed my DVD collection of The West Wing during Johnny Law’s 1L year. (For those of you who don’t know what 1L means, its what law students call themselves. 1L = 1st year students, 3L= 3rd year students,etc.). I should credit this TV show with keeping me entertained for the first semester Johnny Law was consumed by law school.

In one weekend we’ve watched 2 seasons, and I’ve come to some major life revalations.

  1. I know way to many of the episodes by heart.
  2. It’s not as fun watching them with Johnny Law now that he knows the laws they are talking about and chimes in to tell me about all the cases they cite during their pithy dialogue.
  3. C.J. Craig (aka Allison Janey in real life) looks like a badass in pant suits.
  4. After one episode I once again fell in love with the idea of living in D.C., at which point I walked into Johnny Law’s office where he was writing his comp to tell him to start looking for jobs at the US Patent & Trademark Office…he was not surprised in the slightest at my suggestion…he knows I’m an addict.

I also realized that I turn to watching a new television series whenever Johnny Law is engrossed in finals, papers, and internships. I’m unsure of what this means besides the fact that I have no life and need to pick up some new hobbies.

I’m sure this round of watching The West Wing won’t last through the bar exam, but I still need to complete the latest few seasons of Entourage. I hate to admit this, but last summer I even resorted to watching the entire Felicity TV series. Yes, the Felicity show starring Keri Russell (who I adore) that was originally aired on the WB that was not very good…yet, I kept waiting for each season to arrive at my local library because I thought somehow the finale would justify my sitting through Felicity’s entire college career…and it didn’t.

In my defense I was living by myself.

I digress..

Press Secretary C.J. Craigg, Josh Lyman, and President Bartlett won’t let me down.


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Johnny Law on April 27, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Just so everyone knows, I so completely unsurprised by the request to look for jobs at the USPTO, I had been looking for weeks. I had the page bookmarked, and had already emailed the people who could be my supervisors. Just sayin.


  2. Posted by Johnny Law on April 27, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    P.S. I also love the West Wing and was pretty upset when deltadazzle watched episodes without me the first time around.


  3. Posted by Shrummy on May 10, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    As said sister, I feel that you should loan me some west wing so I will be fully prepared to live in DC in the fall, or even better Johhny Law should magically get a job in DC and we can watch them together!


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