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West Wing - The Complete Second Season
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The West Wing - The Complete Second Season

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Cast: Aaron Sorkin, Martin Sheen, Stockard Channing, Rob Lowe

 
All 22 episodes from the second season of the Emmy-winning drama The West Wing are collected on this four-disc set. Each episode is presented in its original broadcast aspect ratio. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include commentary tracks

Overview

All 22 episodes from the second season of the Emmy-winning drama The West Wing are collected on this four-disc set. Each episode is presented in its original broadcast aspect ratio. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include commentary tracks from various cast and crew members on four of the episodes, a documentary about the cast members attending the annual correspondent's diner, a pair of featurettes, and a blooper reel. This is a solid release that maintains the quality established by the first-season set released the year before.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Michael Wickersheimer
The West Wing won both the Emmy and Golden Globe awards as television's top drama for this second season, which originally aired on NBC between October 2000 and May 2001. With George W. Bush succeeding Bill Clinton in the real Oval Office midway through the season, one might have expected this fictional look at an American president and his closest advisers to undergo a creative crisis. But with series creator Aaron Sorkin continuing to write or co-write all 22 episodes, The West Wing managed to stay on message and rise to the challenge. Sorkin marvelously maintains the show's ripped-from-the-headlines topicality, and some of the story lines -- downed soldiers in Iraq, a fleeing president in Haiti, bomb-toting terrorists, lost spacecraft on Mars -- feel uncomfortably prescient. Still, it is the aftermath of the Season 1-closing assassination attempt on President Jed Bartlett (Martin Sheen) that propels much of the season's events and, more important, its overall mood. Presidential aide Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford), the main victim of the assassins' bullets, spends most of the season dealing with the psychological aftermath and his own emotional outbursts, while chief of staff Leo McGarry (John Spencer) tries his best to get Josh the help he so desperately needs. Meanwhile, C. J. Cregg (Alison Janney) continues to battle both political foes and friends. Stockard Channing continues to portray First Lady Abbey Bartlett on a recurring basis this season, and Marlee Matlin adds a bit of spice as sassy pollster Joey Lucas. Janney and Whitford both won Emmys for their supporting roles, while Channing, Spencer, and Richard Schiff all earned nominations. Sheen and Rob Lowe -- as communications director Sam Seaborn -- were both recognized in the Lead Actor category. Also singled out was Oliver Platt, whose late-season, multi-episode turn as White House counsel Oliver Babish was good enough to inspire CBS to build a legal show around him, the short-lived Queens Supreme, which lasted only three episodes in January 2003. In addition to the episodes, The West Wing Season 2 set offers a walk through the White House set with both the director and set designer, a behind-the-scenes look at the season finale, a lighthearted bloopers reel, and deleted scenes.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/2004
UPC:
0085393162122
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
15:54:00
Sales rank:
20,100

Special Features

Closed Caption; Second-season making-of documentary "Constructing Two Cathedrals"; "Access Granted"; Audio commentary on four key episodes; Deleted scenes; Gag reel; All-new digital transfers; English, French, & Spanish subtitles

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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- West Wing: The Complete Second Season
1. Chaos and Blood [4:47]
2. The ER [11:44]
3. The Message [9:36]
4. Who's in Charge? [6:59]
5. Moving Day [9:59]
6. End Credits [:48]
1. Caught [2:51]
2. The Ring Thing [6:30]
3. Fired, Hired...Told [9:58]
4. Day 1 For Donna [8:44]
5. Illinois Primary [13:53]
6. End Credits [:39]
1. C.J. - C.J. - C.J. [4:17]
2. Approval Ratings [7:44]
3. Obsessions [5:47]
4. "In a Democracy..." [9:01]
5. Election Day [16:08]
6. End Credits [:38]
1. Captial Beat [5:17]
2. A Miracle Needed [8:32]
3. The X-Factor [5:10]
4. Job Offer [7:54]
5. African Coup [16:04]
6. End Credits [:38]
Disc #1, Side B -- West Wing: The Complete Second Season
1. Key Chains Needed [4:47]
2. Cricket, Anyone? [11:44]
3. Ainsley's Office [9:36]
4. Of Duty and Medals [6:59]
5. Bedroom Politics [9:59]
6. End Credits [:48]
1. Politics [2:51]
2. Floating a Story [6:30]
3. Lost Votes [9:58]
4. On the Hill [8:44]
5. Live Ammo [13:53]
6. End Credits [:39]
1. Press Entourage [4:17]
2. All Five Verses [7:44]
3. The Rewrite [5:47]
4. Charlie's Idea [9:01]
5. A Start [16:08]
6. End Credits [:38]
1. Arrivals [5:17]
2. Adding a Name [8:32]
3. A Question of Asylum [5:10]
4. Josephine [7:54]
5. Pilgrims and Pardons [16:04]
6. End Credits [:38]
Disc #2, Side A -- West Wing: The Complete Second Season
1. Galileo V [4:47]
2. Do Whales Vote? [11:44]
3. Green Beans and Bombs [9:36]
4. Kennedy Center [6:59]
5. Terms [9:59]
6. End Credits [:48]
1. ATVA [2:51]
2. 3 Weeks Ago [6:30]
3. Same Birthday [9:58]
4. SPR Meeting [8:44]
5. Breakthrough [13:53]
6. End Credits [:39]
1. Smoke [4:17]
2. Serious Shoes [7:44]
3. This For That [5:47]
4. Sandbagged [9:01]
5. Committee of 2 [16:08]
6. End Credits [:38]
1. Leo's Contraption [5:17]
2. Global Warning [8:32]
3. A Secret Change [5:10]
4. No Joke [7:54]
5. Honesty Among Friends [16:04]
6. End Credits [:38]
Disc #2, Side B -- West Wing: The Complete Second Season
1. The Build-Up [4:47]
2. Post-Speech Analysis [11:44]
3. Ainsley's Blunder [9:36]
4. The Story [6:59]
5. Kitchen Conference [9:59]
6. End Credits [:48]
1. "Go" [2:51]
2. Knight Moves [6:30]
3. First-Family Feud [9:58]
4. Fatalities [8:44]
5. Superpower(less) [13:53]
6. End Credits [:39]
1. Online Chat [4:17]
2. Double Trouble [7:44]
3. Confronting the S.G. [5:47]
4. Parental Politics [9:01]
5. Not Accepted [16:08]
6. End Credits [:38]
1. Early [5:17]
2. The Big Cheese [8:32]
3. Sam's Thesis [5:10]
4. All Over the Map [7:54]
5. Fidelity [16:04]
6. End Credits [:38]
Disc #3, Side A -- West Wing: The Complete Second Season
1. Word Recipe [4:47]
2. Family Wellness Act [11:44]
3. GAO Intern [9:36]
4. The Senator's Demand [6:59]
5. Point of Order [9:59]
6. End Credits [:48]
1. Night After Night [2:51]
2. Telling Toby [6:30]
3. No Lie [9:58]
4. 90-Minute Coup d'Etat [8:44]
5. 17th Person [13:53]
6. End Credits [:39]
1. White House Counsel [4:17]
2. Leaks [7:44]
3. The Bailout and the Boat [5:47]
4. What Charlie Knows [9:01]
5. "Bring it On" [16:08]
6. End Credits [:38]
Disc #3, Side B -- West Wing: The Complete Second Season
1. The Question [4:47]
2. Fraud [11:44]
3. Parental Signature [9:36]
4. Magnitude of the Problem [6:59]
5. Falling Down [9:59]
6. End Credits [:48]
1. The Poll [2:51]
2. Haitian Crisis [6:30]
3. Donna's in the Loop [9:58]
4. Rules of Engagement [8:44]
5. Mrs. Landingham [13:53]
6. End Credits [:39]
1. Not the First [4:17]
2. Meeting Mrs. L. [7:44]
3. Rites and Recall [5:47]
4. Rites, Recall and Rage [9:01]
5. Braving the Storm [16:08]
6. End Credits [:38]
1. Leo's Contraption [5:17]
2. Global Warning [8:32]
3. A Secret Change [5:10]
4. No Joke [7:54]
5. Honesty Among Friends [16:04]
6. End Credits [:38]

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The West Wing - The Complete Second Season 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been and fan of The West Wing since the first season. I have been waiting for second one to come out. The writters do a god job keeping the adudience hooked while makeing it funny at times. They do a good job of dealing wiht real issues in America todya and I like that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never saw The West Wing before the seasons started coming out on DVD. To say the least, I've become hooked. The West Wing has some of the best writing and acting on television - I would say the show is to drama television as Friends is to sitcoms. I absolutely recommend getting The West Wing - The Complete Second Season, as well as The West Wing - The Complete First Season. They're well-worth the money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Best show on TV the DVD gives you a clear picture with pop up banner promo's that you get on NBC and Bravo and the credits air as in with no crop and chop like the Networks do. I recomend getting West Wing on DVD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw an episode from the West Wing last year on TV and it literally blew my mind. I love this show and would recommend it to anyone- the writing is top caliber, quick, and witty, the characters are engaging and heart warming, and the topics are never boring. Plus, you really do learn a lot. Also, I give a lot of credit to the show because it manages to keep me interested despite having an agenda that doesn't match up to par with my own political beliefs. Oh- and I think Josh and Sam are really hot.
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