SORKIN - Up until the pilot aired, no one knew that the abbreviation for President of the United States was POTUS. Sam says it at the beginning.
WHITFORD - I thought it was some sort of sexual euphemism.
SHEEN - I said, ”I don’t really know how you want me to play this — and who is this guy, Jed Bartlet?” Aaron said, ”He’s you, Martin. You don’t have to go anywhere. You just have to go inside.” That’s what I did.
MOLONEY - During my first scene, Leo comes in and asks for Josh, so I turn around and scream ”Josh!” without getting up from my chair. Leo replies, ”I could have done that, Donna.” We did a couple of takes, and afterwards John said, ”You’re going to be here until the curtain comes down. ” He was the first person to say that.
SCHIFF - I had to recite all this aeronautical nomenclature to the stewardess on a plane after she told me to shut off my cell phone. It was the beginning of a tradition of both drinking in Allison’s trailer and being ambushed with a four-page monologue that you’d have to shoot that day after lunch.
JANNEY - Martin was always eating. I think he took the job for craft services, because he always had food in his mouth while they were trying to shoot.
God, I love The West Wing. It had the best pilot episode of anything until Sherlock.
I just finished catching up with Haven.
It follows FBI agent Audrey Parker who goes to Haven in search of an escaped fugitive. Once there she finds a older photo of woman who looks like her and the orphaned agent searches for clues to the woman whom she believes to be her mother.
More parts mystery than fantasy, Haven hadn’t appeared on my radar until I was really bored browsing on Hulu. Looking at the promo pictures they gave off a Twlight-vibe which initially turned me off. I am glad to say that is not the case, while there is some romantic tension between the lead trio it is never big enough to be an actual plot point.
It is a serial show, but the mythology is more condensed. So you aren’t left hanging with the same questions. The show builds upon it’s mythology and only in the first couple of episodes did the show drag. The characters are well thought out and the relationships are what holds the show together even with the more outlandish premises.
The show’s worst offense is the lack of POC and female characters. Not that there aren’t any, but there could be more. Audrey is literally surrounded by a cast of men.
Now in it’s fourth season, it’s a fun, surprising show that is basically X-Files in a small town. In some ways it reminded me of the first season of Once Upon A Time, a bit of American Gothic, and kinda like X-Files. If that sounds like anything that you would enjoy you should definitely binge watch. You won’t regret it. I honestly wish more people would watch this show.
He dresses funny, he listens to complaint rock, he’s not even cute in a conventional way… I mean, he’s just like this slug that hangs around the house all the time! Ugh! And he’s a hideous dancer, couldn’t take him anywhere. Wait a second, what am I stressing about, this is like, Josh. Okay, okay……so he’s kind of a Baldwin. What would he want with Ty, she couldn’t make him happy, Josh needs someone with imagination, someone to take care of him, someone to laugh at his jokes in case he ever makes any…the suddenly….
Oh my god! I love Josh! I’m majorly, totally, butt crazy in love with Josh!