The West Wing - The Complete Fifth Season

Starring Martin Sheen

Warner Home Video | August 1, 2011 | DVD

The West Wing - The Complete Fifth Season is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.
Follow the drama this December 6th, when the government is temporarily passed from a Democratic Administration to the Republican Speaker of the House, as President Bartlet copes with the kidnapping of his youngest daughter Zoey. All 22 episodes from the Emmy Award winning fifth season available in a 6-disc collector's set, including never-before-seen special features.

Video Release: August 1, 2011

Runtime: 946

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Warner Home Video

UPC: 012569712768

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Dull Thud... Imagine a television program where the fictional White House contained the same tedious monotony of the actual government. A place where paint drying held more interest then the day to day workings of The West Wing; where every 45 minute episode seemed to last over two hours long. That my friends is the fifth season of The West Wing... With the firing of the shows creator, and the temporary replacement of the President with John Goodman, the show had the potential to basically head anywhere. No longer held to Sorkins original gameplan, it could have gone in any direction, taken on any subject, and could have become a mirror to the real life politics of the Bush White House. Instead, we find ourselves brought back to the status quo quite quickly, characters spouting dialogue that comes off as condescending rather then insightful, and any sense of inspiration that had been present was replaced by a deep brooding of the entire cast. While completely devoid of the Sorkin wit, and overwrought with dramatic despair, The West Wing had gone from being a show about what government could be, and instead had been transformed into how government really is. The storyline seem plodding and humourless, and everything that defined The West Wing in the previous four seasons appear completely lost. This is without a doubt the weakest of all seven seasons... As for special features, there are a few featurettes that include a behind the scenes look at the season finale, as well as a look at President Bartlet. A number of commentaries round out the rest of the special features, but nothing worth noting... I will admit that there are a few moments throughout the 22 episodes to make this season worth watching, but they are few and far between. I still recommend it though, if only for the fact that it leads to seasons six and seven where they basically push the main cast off to the side, and take the show in a completely different direction.
Date published: 2008-01-16

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The West Wing - The Complete Fifth Season

Starring Martin Sheen

Video Release: August 1, 2011

Runtime: 946

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Warner Home Video

UPC: 012569712768


Edition Description
  • Closed Captioned
  • Color
  • Runtime: 946 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English
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