On the occasion of the American presidential elections, myCANAL offers its subscribers the complete seven seasons of the cult series “The West Wing”, by Aron Sorkin. Welcome to the White House …
- At the White House (The West Wing), the complete available on myCANAL
It was in 1999, when Democrat Bill Clinton was President of the United States, that The West Wing made its screen debut, opening the doors of the Executive Mansion to the general public for a never-before-seen glimpse. of its internal functioning.
The 26 Emmys series, created by Aaron Sorkin, describes the daily life of the West Wing of the White House, where the Oval Office and the quarters of the main presidential advisers are located, during the fictitious administration of Democrat Josiah “Jed” Bartlet (Martin Sheen). Between the private and professional spheres, the President and his staff must manage the affairs of an entire country, while leading their little life alongside.
From its first episodes, the Democratic drama does not hesitate to engage in in-depth discussions on contemporary political subjects. It even succeeds in keeping its relevance and topicality after the actual election of Republican President George W. Bush in 2000. By then exploring the problems that the Bush administration is really facing, but from a democratic point of view. , the series continues to appeal to a large audience, all parties.
I am the President of the United States, not the President of the people who agree with me.
She thus tackled many themes such as the economy, health, education, racism, homosexuality, abortion, the sale of arms or even growing terrorism. She even predicted Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign with incredible precision.
Praised for its production, its sets and its casting, À la Maison Blanche is best known for its writing, benefiting from the expertise of former government employees in addition to the know-how of the brilliant Sorkin. That said, we do not talk about politics without coming up against some divergent opinions: sometimes deemed too optimistic or sentimental, the series is also talked about for its overly idealistic representation of Washington.
However, its legitimacy is not shaken: critics and professors of political science are raving about it, and many former residents of the West Wing, including Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, applaud his realism. Often imitated, never equaled, At the White House is, and will remain, one of the most important and influential shows in the world of television, forever one of the best series of all time. Quite simply.
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- Available November 5, 2020