Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite t.v show
I had to think about this one for a while. What about an episode of The West Wing would make me not watch it should I catch it on TV, or skip the episode on DVD. There are a few episodes at the beginning of the fifth season, after Aaron Sorkin left that aren't my favorites, but with guest star John Goodman, they can't be all bad. So I went through the list, and it turned out to be easy. In a gimmick designed to increase viewership in the final season, the show staged a live episode, an actual debate between the two candidates running for office Arnold Vinick (Alan Alda) and Matthew Santos (Jimmy Smits). Yes, it was scripted, but from the commentary on the episode, there were two different versions that aired for the east coast and west coast. So they went off the cuff on occasion. However, probably because they were nervous about it being live, and actually doing a nearly hour-long debate, it's really really boring. Too much like an actual debate. That's what makes it my least favorite episode.