December 31st, 2009, 02:42 PM
This week’s poll results were somewhat surprising - to me, at least. On Monday, we dared ask….
Q: What’s the Best TV Show of the Decade?
A: The West Wing!
And by a landslide (jk, not sure what constitutes a landslide)! With just about a third of the vote, The West Wing swept our poll and won the ‘00 crown. The Aaron Sorkin drama, set in the West Wing (duh) of the White House, first aired in late 1999 and ran seven years thereafter, collecting a number of Golden Globes and Emmys on the way. Most episodes followed fictional Democratic president Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen) and his staff as they tackled legislative and political issues. Though often criticized for its glorification of liberal administration and critiques of conservative politics, The West Wing was still a mayjah mayjah hit across America.
Stay class, readers! I’m impressed with your high-brow tastes lately. See you in the New Year!