Review of The Portland Trip
Written by Toniann
I'm in the minority, it seems: I enjoyed this episode. Was it powerful
and dramatic and huge? No. Should anyone be submitting this one to the
Emmys next year? I don't think so. But it was an hour of quality
television, in my humble opinion. What more could a girl want?
You know, I *SO* want Charlie's job. I've been thinking this for
awhile now-- I mean, he works with all these cool people, in the White
House, no less. I think he makes more than I do and yet I somehow doubt
he went to grad school. He travels a lot. And he gets to dream up
national initiatives. Downsides: okay, he got shot at. And, he never
seems to get any sleep.
I was kind of looking forward to hearing at least a little bit of the
Notre Dame fight song.
And on that note, I thought CJ looked cute in the hat. Furthermore, I
thought she started to kind of like it too.
Donna and Ainsley: some folks found Donna annoying in their scene
together, but to be honest, I thought Ainsley was pretty snippy. Just
the other week she was downtrodden because no one seemed to like her,
after all. Granted, listening to Donna's tales of relationship woe may
not be fascinating, but fyi from the real office workplace: make friends
with the other chicks whenever possible. It makes life easier.
Speaking of TWW "chicks": I wish I didn't cringe when Leo told
Margaret she was a good girl. I know, I know, you don't have to tell me,
he meant it in the nicest way possible.
Is it just me? Didn't the datestamps seem rather long and detailed and
somewhat ominous? Every time we went to a scene that took place on AFO,
we got this long subtitle like, "Air Force One, Flying Over the Gas
Station on the NE Corner of Main and Delancy Streets, Smallville, North
Dakota, 10:53 PM". I kept wondering if I should start writing them down,
Last but not least: The White House has some kick-ass facilities. The
"mess" where Josh and the Congressmen had their meeting is seemingly
open 24-7. And, the lack of Fresca notwithstanding, that little
cafe-thing that Ainsley went to was pretty awesome. We don't have those
in my office, that's for sure. Furthermore, did she even pay for that
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