If you are a huge fan of The West Wing like I am and you don’t pay for HBO like I don’t you were really sad to not be able to watch the new HBO Special.
However due to the ridiculous demand HBO Max has opted to make the recent The West Wing reunion event, A West Wing Special, free to view to non-subscribers.
Just hearing the music makes me tear up. Seriously.
The special, which debuted on HBO Max on October 15, sees a majority of the original West Wing cast reunited to perform the voting-focused Season 3 episode “Hartsfield’s Landing.” The episode’s title refers to a fictional New Hampshire town with a history of voting on 12:01 am on Election Day and accurately predicting the winner of said election. The episode plays out of the course of one evening as, among other things, President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) and his staff await the results from this pivotal town buried deep in the northeast.
A West Wing Special is notable not only because of its subject matter, but because it sees key West Wing cast members reuniting onscreen. In addition to Martin Sheen returning as Josiah Bartlet, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff, Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, and Janel Moloney all returned for the special. Additionally, Thomas Schlamme returned to direct the special with Aaron Sorkin back as a co-executive producer. Sorkin also penned new material exclusively for this important special.