This review is way, way overdue, but here it is nonetheless.
Sarah and I loved seasons 1-4 of The West Wing. Season 4 "jumped the shark" with how it tried to pack too much into the last few episodes, but we decided to go ahead and watch Season 5 (especially since my Mom gave it to me for my birthday).
We still enjoyed it, but the writing and drama just wasn't as good or as crisp as the first four seasons. The creator, Arron Sorkin, left at the end of season 4, and it really showed. We might someday watch seasons 6 and 7, but we're definitely not buying the sets.
So The West Wing Season 5 gets a disappointing 3 js. (jjj)