His middle name being "Aaron" immediately ruined the movie for me, I cannot lie. It just shattered the veil of prestige. This was immediately just some guy to me. I do not give a fuck about anyone with the middle name Aaron. You're a try hard. Elvis didn't die at 42. He was born dead when his incesty mother and NPC father gave him that stupid fucking middle name. I mean. Come on. What the fuck.
I despise The West Wing. It's porn. But it's treated with so much more reverence than porn because people believed it was real.
But I'll preface the rest of this tirade by saying a few things.
First, it's objectively good television, politics aside. And there isn't a member of the cast that didn't blow my socks off, repeatedly. And, while I'm not a fan of the result, I can't deny the cultural impact of Sorkin's work on virtually all television…