No, this isn't a post about having the President (of the PTA, the Company, or the USA) to tea. This is a list of some fictitious Presidents who I find entertaining. So, in honor of the long weekend in honor of Presidents' Day, I give you a list of my favorite movie and TV Presidential portrayals from TV and the movies to consider. I also wish you much free time to while away the hours in front of the TV. Feel free to add your own favorites in the comments:
The West Wing--Yes, I know that I am not supposed to like it because it had sort of a liberal social agenda, but the writing was smart and the characters were charmingly fallible.
24--No spoilers! I'm only on season 5 (the current is season 6). A year or so ago, we started watching on DVD. We will watch a whole season within a month or so, but then we have to take a break of a few months before starting on the next season to get our heartrate back down to normal.
The American President and Dave are such wonderful movies, in my opinion. They are both touching and funny, and when I was searching for a link for each of them, I found that you can get them both on one disk for only $12.99. Apparently I'm not the only one who loves both of these movies, and sees them as similar--I guess because they are both relational, not political, views of the White House.
The Sentinel--I am not on the cutting edge of movies, either cinematic releases or DVDs (because most of our DVD watching time is spent on 24 in 4 hour blocks), but we did just see this new release, and I really enjoyed it.
Guarding Tess may be unknown to some of you. It's really a First Lady story, but we have to include at least one woman behind The Man, right?
Independence Day--Will Smith--need I say more? And I think that Bill Pullman is an even more endearing President than Michael Douglas (probably because I find him more endearing in general).
I was going to include some Presidential biographies and books as well, but I'll let these gems stand on their own and post some great books later this weekend.