Hail (and farewell) to the Chief

Blame Aaron Sorkin. Not only did he raise the benchmark for hour-long dramatic television, but he clearly raised our expectations for political discourse. As a result, Commander in Chief has paled by comparison to his once brilliant West Wing. Rod Lurie, who created the series, got it off to a nice, taut start but then floundered by trying to replicate the Sorkin formula of writing every episode and then trying to top Sorkin by directing most of them, too. As […]

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