Picks and Pans Review: Er (nbc)

updated 09/11/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/11/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Law & Order (NBC)
The Practice (ABC)
The Sopranos (HBO)
The West Wing (NBC) *

The Sopranos, which should have taken this prize last year, was almost as strong in its second season. But The West Wing deservedly became the new critical darling. Just think: a political drama that actually deals with government, not only scandal and hoopla. More amazingly, it's on a commercial network.


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