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WHY IN THE WORLD HAS THIS EXCELLENT TV PROGRAM BEEN SHELVED? Pretty
good chance it was because of political reasons. This series of
stunning presidential decision-making opened a door. Viewers could
become more politically astute---could realize there are political
alternatives. To some people, this show may seem too idealistic, but it
told how things could be done "another way"---with savvy and vision,
and a real concern for the people---all people. Spilling blood
certainly did not take precedence. '
You have to admit, getting it shelved is one way of inflicting invisible censorship---nothing to do with poor ratings.
I, my whole family, neighbors and much of my community were regular watchers of this show. We finally saw people we could refer to as good role models.
Shelved for six weeks pretty well means a death knell, unless enough people speak up. I've written to ABC, but it will take lots of people.
Commander in Chief: This was a great show! Geena Davis has a foreboding
image on screen. She is confident, yet humble; she is healthy, yet not
too thin and she looks like she is in control and is superb as the
President of the United States.
Meanwhile, there is pressure from the old school boys, and there are games being played with teleprompter and there are loyalties to the dead president that have to be dealt with.
In corporate America, one would quickly be prompted to consult with the Human Resources department about Donald Sutherland and is cronies. But Geena is the President and she automatically understands the disenchantment of the old school boys and she handles it.
Additionally, the husband consequently, assumes a woman's role, and however reluctantly he becomes first man, he bites the bullet. At least he does five minutes before one of the most important speeches on television ensues.
Should Geena pull this off continually, Television just might have created a show for the nation that is truly worth really watching.
We think Commander in Chief is an excellent program and think it should
be renewed for next season. Our children should see a positive female
role model in a very responsible position. There are not enough show on
television that encourage a young girl to further her aspirations.
The plot line is realistic and very true to life, the characters are engaging and very dynamic. We love the strife between Donald Sutherland and Geena Davis. The side plots are also pretty good.
We look forward every week to this show.
Please keep this show on.
Gena Davis anchors the Commander In Chief with her remarkable, nuanced acting skills; if the writing stays as top notch as it was in the season opener,and if the supporting cast is developed with the complexity suggested in the season's opener, this show should prove to be a provocative drama; it will be interesting to note if, as with the West Wing, the story lines sometimes reflect contemporary or recent events... hopefully the writers will challenge the viewers out of status quo mindsets, where the idea of being American has become too facile.....the show, I hope, will gradually draw a large audience despite the fierce competition at that time slot from other networks.....Good luck to the creators and writers of Commander In Chief!
I watched this program last Saturday night and I was COMPLETELY impressed. There was lots of integrity and attention to detail. It was also great how there were captions that explained to the watcher who each character was, as pertains to how the US government runs. It was also multicultural without being over the top obvious about trying to represent all of the different ethnicities that make up this country. That is always a plus in my book when it comes to popular culture. I truly hope that they keep this one on the air. Taking the perspective of having a President (and I capitalize the word as a high five to Geena Davis),who is an Independent is certainly a different spin than any similar program that has come before (including others that have had a woman as in the oval office. I hope it has long life. I really don't care very much for The West Wing. Go Get 'em Geena and crew!! Can't wait to see the next episode.
This is amazing show! I watched it rather reluctantly, expecting not to
like it because Geena Davis didn't really strike me as someone who
could hack this role.
Nor do I like the idea really of further rallying the Dems for a H. Clinton '08 election.
However, I was pleasantly surprised! The episode was full of suspense and intrigue. Even Geena surprised me when I didn't hate her or the idea of her character. I found her very sympathetic and intelligent.
Definitely worth a viewing!!! If you get a chance, seriously. It is very interesting. You just might find yourself wanting more.
This show, was as exciting as any show could be for the 05-06 season.
Alas, as a show of this grand nature would do, it moves my soul to the
highest nature to see a woman as the President Of The United States.
This is a first, on television, but the thought of a female president
has long been a thought in the minds of many for the past years. Now,
with "Commander-In-Chief", we can see a glimpse at was it would be. I
think the idea is fantastic, and powerful. 'Powerf', a word that men do
not usually associate with women, but it is a possibility. Maybe not
today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday, we will see this as a reality.
Women have been displayed with power over the years in film, as Geena
Davis stood up for feminist rights in "Thelma & Louise". How about
Helen Slater in 'Legend Of Billie Jean'? Even earlier, Katherine Ross
and Paule Prentice in "The Stepford Wives"?
Geena Davis is remarkable and deep as the first Female President. The rest of the cast adds up as well. Beyond any doubt or utter in vain of the women of America, this can be a reality, and this show proves it, and proves it well. Shall this show make a difference in life and politics. Many people don't like the idea, but others do, so were I anyone other than myself, I would give this show a chance! It's actually really good!
I just wanted to comment on how much I truly love the show. I've never
been big on politics because it's always been a bit over my head but I
find this show very intriguing and I look forward to watching it every
week. For some reason I really feel as though I can relate to Geena
Davis's character. I like the respect that is shown to her when she
walks into the "Situation Room" and how she seems to switch gears so
quickly. One moment she's talking to her kids the next moment she's on
Ntnl. Television. It's empowering and I'm really enjoying the show thus
far. Geena Davis is a great actress and I have no doubt in my mind that
this role will lead her right to her 1st Emmey.
The only thing I don't like about the show is the youngest daughter. She annoys the crap out of me on a weekly basis. She always seems to be in the way. She's always trying to look wide eyed and adorable when really she's just needs to find something to do.
This is one of the best shows of its type I've seen in a long while. The acting is excellent and the casting superior. The show incorporates references to current events which procures and then holds your interest throughout the show while leading you to anticipate the next episode. Although it is similar to both movies and television shows in the past, I find that commander in chief takes a somewhat different approach. The way in which the scenes are portrayed make the viewer feel they are right in the middle of the action. It sets up extremely realistic scenarios and brings them to conclusion. I am tremendously disappointed when substitute shows are placed in its regular time-slot and hope to see this practice subside shortly. If a full season has not yet been shot, I would urge the production company to do so immediately. I believe this series will be one of the most popular yet. I LOVE Commander-in-Chief.
The plot is moving along nicely with an exceptional cast. The addition of Warren Keaton as a foil for independent president Mackenzie is a brilliant story line. In history there has never been a Vice -President who is on the other side of Presidential positions. His statement of admiration for her decisiveness as the reason he will join her team was terrific and credible. I like the family inclusion but am looking forward to the confirmation hearings for Keaton. How topical and this will be interesting as we compare it to the reality we have been living with. Mr Coyote is an excellent actor and adds to the emerging story. I hope he gets confirmed. His commanding presence adds to the series.I hope he will have a continuing role that shows how effective a V.P. can be unlike V.P Cheney.
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