Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fiction and Reality

When it was originally on between 1999 and 2005, I watched West Wing. I loved it. When I signed on to Netflix two years ago, I found it almost immediately and watched it again. One of the things I liked so much was that Aaron Sorkin, the main writer and creator of the series, took stories from the very recent headlines. 

About a month ago I started watching it again. Today I watched two episodes about the war between Israel and Gaza. Right out of the headlines ~ except they are still today’s headlines and these episodes aired in 2003. I still love the show ~ and sometimes watching it can be very discouraging when reality has not changed since the writing of the fiction. 

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