12 August 2013 7:11 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – USA’s mini-series “Political Animals” should have been one of the TV events of 2012. Instead it was just one of its biggest disappointments. That cast! That subject! In a political, election season! Zzzzzzz. Sadly, the creators of “Political Animals” delivered a program more like “Dallas” than “The West Wing” and viewers tuned out to the degree that the potential second season was canned. Now we can see what went wrong in one lackluster DVD set.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

Explain something to me. I can stream “Political Animals” in HD with my Netflix account but Warner Bros. chooses not to release it on Blu-ray. So if I like the program enough to own it, I have to own it in a video quality sub-standard to what people are watching when they stumble upon it in their Netflix queue. That’s ridiculous. Every program in 2013 should be available in the same HD quality as when they first aired. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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