I love The West Wing, love it, love it, love it.
Why do I love it?
Is it because it was nearly prescient in it's prediction of a minority president? Is it because it has some of the best acting in television history? Is it because, ideologically speaking, it's tantamount to liberal porn?
No, none of these things.
I love The West Wing because it is the only show I have ever watched to which I must pay active attention in order to keep up. It is the only program that engages my intellect at an aggressive pace. It is the only televisual hour that rises substantially above the fray of the vast wasteland.
Sadly, it's no longer on the air. I'll have to make due with DVD and Bravo.
Well, there is Jeopardy.