It’s Emmy nomination season and each issue of Daily Variety arrives stiff from inserts and wraparound covers promoting TV shows with the classic line: “for your consideration.”
Warner Brothers took things further with last friday’s issue, which came today because I don’t pay for same-day delivery, and the mail was held up because of the funeral for a non-fictional president.
Beside the cover with Martin Sheen’s profile, there was a DVD in the cover that plays a five minute highlight reel from the past season of The West Wing.
I didn’t watch it this year, and heard that without Sorkin, the show’s off its game, but from those five minutes, I can see they told quite a story this year, even if they created an Islamic hell to use as a Big Bad.
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