West Wing Funny or Die Reunion

OMG. I loved The West Wing and Allison Janney is one of my favorite actors of all time, so when I saw on Gawker that Funny or Die had reunited the cast, I flipped out.

Go watch the video. Immediately. It is awesome.

1) I love the party when Allison Janney slaps William Duffy.

2) I love the part when Duffy tells Martin Sheen/President Bartlett, “She’s dead, sir.”

3) I love the part when the President starts going into his speech, “In the time of Socrates…” and they all groan.

4) I love the part when the President nearly whacks Dule Hill in the face while putting on his jacket.

Why the reunion? To promote a fitness campaign called EveryBody Walk. Which is great, but I may forgo walking in order to watch some old West Wing episodes.

Battleground and Veep

Battleground is Hulu’s first original scripted web-series.  It is a mockumentary about a state senate campaign in Wisconsin.  Battleground is a comedy with a few poignant or serious moments here and there.  The show focuses on the campaign manager, a few staff members, and a young volunteer. New episodes on Tuesdays!

I love politics; I’m a huge West Wing nerd.  And I especially love political satire: In the Loop, The Thick of It, Dr. Strangelove, even some aspects of Parks and Rec hit the mark.

Another political show on the horizon is Veep. Coming to HBO in April, it stars Julia Louis Dreyfus as the Vice President (and Anna Chlumsky from My Girl and In the Loop and Tony Hale from Arrested Development). The show is sure to be hilarious, due to Armando Iannucci’s involvement (creator of The Thick of It). Here is the new trailer:


PS: Jack De Sena from Dorm Life plays Cole Graner in Battlefield! What a small world!