‘A West Wing Special’ Review: HBO Max Reunion Portrays A Message To The Audience


A month before the elections, HBO Max dropped A West Wing Special to Benefit. The show is well executed of an old episode, which supports Michelle Obama’s nonpartisan ‘When We All Vote’. This organization is a small non-profit group which is dedicated to getting people to the polls. Their main aim is to motivate encourage the citizens of the United States to vote.

Bradley Whitford, who starred as White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman, recently said that some people don’t appreciate the advice given by actors. He added that in a crucial time like this and staying obnoxious is not a reason to stay put when they can help the country to get at least one new voter to vote during the elections. 

Even before the elections arrived in America, many TV shows like The Good Place, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Real World Boston, High School Musical, and many others did video conference and reunions to show their support for upcoming elections.

Other shows like A Parks and Recreation Special had a charity aspect where it created a new episode for the viewers within the quarantine frame.

On Tuesday, even Star Trek” series actors came together for “Trek the Vote” to support the Biden Victory Fund. Just like these shows. Some shows just showed elections for fun, and some showed their support. 

A West Wing Special Review

A West Wing Special is an enacted adaptation of the third season episode “Hartsfield’s Landing. It is word-for-word and a quasi-theatrical show which got produced while maintaining all the strict rule during the Covid-19. According to the sources, it got filmed on the stage of an empty Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

Besides, directed by longtime collaborator Thomas Schlamme and written by creator Aaron Sorkin, A West Wing Special has a storyline related to voting. Sterling K. Brown plays as Chief of Staff Leo McGarry, along with the other main cast.

The cast includes Whitford’s Lyman, Martin Sheen as President Josiah Bartlet, Janel Moloney as his assistant Donna Moss, Rob Lowe as Deputy Communications Director Sam Seaborn, Richard Schiff as Communications Director Toby Ziegler, Dulé Hill as Charlie Young, as well as Allison Janney as Press Secretary C.J. Cregg.

The actors show their PSAs along with Michelle Obama, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Clinton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Marlee Matlin, as well as Elisabeth Moss during the act breaks. The show talks about people who are good at their job and live them.

The premise is set in a nontoxic workplace supervised by the world’s best boss. The characters in The West Wing are willing to listen when someone has something to say. They know a few things and also get to learn about small to big things. 


Let’s hope this series reminds the citizens of the United States to vote because every vote really counts. You can have a look at the upcoming episode in the video link below.

Stay tuned for more political news.


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