The West Wing: “Access”

Just watched this week’s The West Wing. I’m never a big fan of “gimmick” episodes, but I thought this one was extremely well done. It took the form of a television documentary, which has been done a lot, but I thought this was one of the better ones I’ve seen. One thing that particularly impressed me was that they not only had documentary-style camerawork, but that the cast’s hair and makeup was radically different than normal; everyone looked more “real.”

It was also a little jarring to see Wilson Cruz on TV again. Who knew Rickie would grow up to work in the White House?