The West Wing 1999-2006 (156 episodes)
|Moral Rating:||usually OK|
|Primary Audience:||Teen to Adult|
Show Synopsis: (from the producer) A behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Oval Office as seen through the eyes of its eclectic group of frenzied staffers and the devoted First Family. This sophisticated, one-hour drama series stars Martin Sheen, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Rob Lowe, Richard Schiff, Allison Janney, Dul Hill, Janel Moloney and Stockard Channing.
The series centers around New Hampshire Democrat Josiah Bartlet (Sheen), the U.S. President who exudes a country-lawyer charisma that belies his brilliance, his deep conviction and devotion to what he believes is right for the country. The First Lady Abby Bartlet (Channing) is a dedicated doctor and mother who staunchly supports her husband, but does not hesitate to put the President in his place. Among Bartlets loyal staffers are Leo McGarry (Spencer), the Presidents Chief of Staff and his closest ally and confidant. He possesses the sort of street smarts that enable him to keep in touch with the sentiments of the nation. Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman (Whitford) is a skilled strategist, who helped get Bartlet elected. At times he can be too opinionated for his own good, but his sarcastic assistant, Donna Moss (Moloney), is often there to take the wind out of his sails. Press Secretary C.J. Cregg (Janney) spends most of her time deflecting the press questions with grace and skill, working alongside Toby Ziegler (Schiff), the rumpled and sleepless Communications Director whose cynical sense of humor gets him through many dicey political situations. In contrast to his boss, Deputy Communications Director Sam Seaborn (Lowe) is a strictly political animal, easily able to craft an appropriate presidential response.