Tonight, Christmas 2012, my fiancé and I finished watching The West Wing for the first time, more than 20 months after we watched the first episode together.
We watched every episode together. 7 seasons. 156 episodes. Including a couple of double episodes, that’s 6,715 minutes of TV. 112 hours, or almost 5 days straight.
We started watching when my fiancé and I celebrated Passover together in April 2011. I proposed to her after we watched one episode and before we watched another. And we are finishing almost exactly a month before we get married.
I feel silly saying it, but I’m really proud that we watched ever minute together. It has been a constant in our relationship and a joy that I have looked forward to for many weeks.
And yes, for the record, I would recommend the show.