Sunday, 7 April 2013

Season Two Review

Well if season one was strong, season two was absolutely fantastic. As with my season one review I've listed below all the episodes in order from favourite to least favourite, following the rating convention I've used throughout the reviews. Averaging out all the ratings the season as a whole falls squarely between an A- and B+ (up from season one's B). Remembering that I'm marking by West Wing standards, not average TV, I think any other season will struggle to meet up to the lofty heights of season two (after all, according to my ratings there was only one poor episode the entire season). Anyhoo, without further ado, here's my role call of best to worst of season two:

Noel (A+)
Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail (A+)
The Stackhouse Filibuster (A+)
In This White House (A+)
17 People (A+)
The Fall's Gonna Kill You (A)
Bad Moon Rising (A)
In the Shadow of Two Gunmen, Parts I & II (A)
Galileo (A-)
The Leadership Breakfast (A-)
18th and Potomac (A-)
And It's Surely to Their Credit (B+)
Bartlet's Third State of the Union (B+)
Two Cathedrals (B+)
Shibboleth (B+)
The Lame Duck Congress (B)
The Midterms (B)
The Drop-In (B)
The Portland Trip (B-)
The War at Home (B-)
Ellie (D-)

Of course, it's all highly subjective (in particular I imagine most fans would place Two Cathedrals significantly higher) but I call them how I see them. Roll on season three (which FYI will begin with Isaac and Ishmael, not Manchester)!


  1. Roll on season three, indeed!

  2. So, apparently commenting has been fixed. Tried on Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, all to no avail. Comments would just disappear whenever one tried to preview or publish them.

    Anyway, thoroughly enjoyed things thus far–any plans to continue onto the next two seasons?

  3. Statto! You still around?

  4. Why do you only review Season 2? What happened to the other 6 years?