I'm a bit worried that my favorite TV show, The West Wing, has jumped the shark. Since writer/creator Aaron Sorkin and producer Thomas Schlamme have left the show for this season, the look and the feel of the show has changed, at least in the first episode, which seemed to be overly melodramatic, in my opinion. Damn it, why do the Republicans have to mess everything up? I'm sure this was done because NBC felt the show was too liberal in its politics with Sorkin at the helm. I'm reminded again why I really despise much of network TV, there's a reason HBO's shows are almost universally acclaimed, they don't pander to sponsors.