Fandango’s Dog Days of August #16

Fandango would like to know what my favorite TV show is and I have to say, it’s a tie. First of all, we’ve watched “The West Wing” at least half a dozen times during the Trump administration. Whenever we can’t stand the news anymore, we watch it. It wasn’t real. We know it’s a beautifully scripted television show but it reminds us that the U.S.A. used to have a government. A real one. With two functional parties. The last time we watched it, we saw it from start to finish then watched the whole series again.

After that, we discovered that “Boston Legal” was playing on Hulu and we watched all of it. We’ll probably watch it again, but right now, we are watching “The Practice” which was the show that came before “Boston Legal.” It’s not as good as “Boston Legal,” but it’s not bad either. And we’ll got back to “Boston Legal” again.

Meanwhile, if you’ve got nothing better to do and you need a touch of both humor and sanity, these are two great shows that might help you remember that we weren’t always like this. We weren’t always run by a stupid hulking man who apparently hates America and Americans. Just saying.

Categories: comedy, Fandango's One Word Challenge, Government, Humor, Television, Word Prompt

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  1. I love The West Wing too and I’d watch it again anytime. It’s one of the few shows I’d consider buying a DVD box set of because I know I would watch them. It is usually screening somewhere although last time I looked it was with a channel I don’t take.
    David loved Boston Legal. I sometimes watched it with him and found the plots interesting but I didn’t get into it as much as he did. I do enjoy a legal drama as I enjoy seeing how the cases are argued and they were especially good at that in BL. A lot of very quirky characters.

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  2. You selected two truly outstanding TV shows. I enjoyed them both very much. But watching West Wing today just depresses me when I think about who is in the West Wing now.

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    • “The West Wing” has that impact on folks today given our current political chaos. I still LOVE the show, its characters and a political world that still could exist. “Wing” reminds me a lot of my “salad” days in TV News when guys like Jed Bartlett really existed. Tip O’Neill would be my best example. I fervently pray we get out tushes out to vote and give the current Oval Office squatter a rousing sendoff and return to oblivion/reality TV.

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  3. I liked both of these shows. The final episodes of The Practice laid the groundwork for Boston Legal if I remember correctly. I watched them regularly when they had their original runs.

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    • We really loved Boston Legal, especially because Garry had never seen it before. I saw parts of it, but those were days were watching TV wasn’t mostly what I did. I was working so many hours, by the time I got home, I made dinner and crashed. Now, though … well …

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    • Rich, “The Practice” is becoming Legal 101 on why so many lawyers are depressed and self-medicated. I met many a “counselor” during lunch and we shared our woes over all the human garbage we devoted our professionals lives to covering, defending or prosecuting. I love the Judge with a rapacious sexual appetite. Sad to say I never met anyone like her during the trials I covered. The other, really kinky clients are way too familiar to me.

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  4. Two wonderful shows. We’re enjoying “Endeavor” now.

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  5. I haven’t watched the complete series but do like both of these shows! Is Martin Sheen too old to run for president, do you think…

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  6. Good answers Marilyn.

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  7. My husband is re-watching Boston Legal, we had watched it when it was on network television. He says he had forgotten how very good it was. The only shows I have ever rewatched were “Saving Grace” and “Midsommer Murders” and the early seasons of “Frasier”

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  8. These two, “West Wing” and “Boston Legal,” are tied for first place in my roster of favorite shows, with Boston Legal taking a slight lead due to the comedic element. The comedy in BL never takes away from the issues the characters are dealing with, whether blatant or subtle.

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  9. I can only comment on WEST WING. Loved it, loved it….. Even we Europeans had to rewatch bits of it just to forget for a few hours the man who is sitting there right now! 🙂

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  10. I loved both of these shows when they aired.

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