Saturday, August 30, 2008

The West Wing and the battle for my affections.

The West Wing is possibly the greatest TV series (up there beyond 24, Heroes and House). And now I find myself battling with self-control: All seven seasons, all 44 discs of The West Wing for £73.97 (reduced from £208.99). Thankfully I can't quite bring myself to splash out that kind of money on DVDs... even that kind of a bargain. I feel the battle for my affections in the click of a mousepad...

Confessions time, we decided this could be a Christmas present. Last luxury for a while, and a delayed gratification for a few months. Imperfectly working things out. Funny how some days I could probably pay £73 for something without blinking and other days it's difficult... somedays you have to spend more than that on a set of tyres for the car.

It's good to say no. Good to engage with the question of whether or not to spend money on something. There's something joyful about being able to enjoy the creativity of other people, something joyful about the responsibility of spending the money entrusted to me.

6 comments:

  1. "Up there with 24, Heroes and House"??
    Up there?!?
    Towering above them! TOWERING I say!

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  2. Quite possibly. Being already completed helps, and they're not all that comparable.

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  3. Dave,
    I believe that West Wing should be compulsory viewing for all christian leaders. It teaches more about teamwork and leadership than anything else outside the Bible. BUY IT!!!

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  4. I am a late comer to west wing but agree that it towers over every other tv series i have ever watched. however
    if you have seen them already I know your memory is so good you won't need to see them again....

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  5. It is only really seasons 1-4 that count. From 5-7, with Sorkin's departure, it's like comparing the Gospel of Thomas to the four canonical ones.

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  6. I have to confess to purchasing that very same set of dvds on that very same amazon offer.

    We started watching the west wing recently and we're only at the beginning of season 3, so please, no spoilers! :)

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