A unique ranking. And not a Higher Education one.
Here it is. Not a ranking of universities. Instead it’s a league table of West Wing characters.
It seems like an age since The West Wing was the most unmissable TV show. Now with wonders of the box set and everything always available online there really is no excuse for not constantly re-watching one of the best programmes ever. It does also seem to be a particular favourite among wonks.
I was slightly taken aback though by this ranking of characters from the programme which started to go awry after the first few placings and resulted in poor showings for some great individuals. There’s no indication of the methodology here so the whole thing lacks any kind of credibility. Having said that we’ll use it anyway…
So, who are your favourites? Which West Wing character did you see yourself as or most want to be? And have you ever imagined yourself and a team of colleagues as if you were all from the show? Right, just me then.
You can find the Atlantic’s full list here.
There are some rather strange ones in the top 20
1. C.J. Cregg2. Jed Bartlet3. Toby Ziegler4. Leo McGarry5. Amy Gardner
6. Abbey Bartlet7. Margaret Hooper8. Nancy McNally9. Charlie Young10. Joey Lucas11. Sam Seaborn12. Percy Fitzwallace13. Mrs. Landingham14. Ainsley Hayes15. Zoey Bartlet16. Arnold Vinick17. Josh Lyman18. Lord John Marbury19. Lionel Tribbey20. John Hoynes
And a few who unaccountably missed the cut and will be calling their agents:
22. Will Bailey24. Kate Harper26. Oliver Babish27. Debbie Fiderer30. Bruno Gianelli34. Danny Concannon35. Matt Santos39. Donna Moss
As for the other ones, not sure I could ever get that interested in characters such as Toby’s ex-wife or Cliff Calley.
For anyone who is interested my top 5 is as follows: CJ, Joey Lucas, Bruno, Bartlet and Oliver Babish.
Who are your favourites?