Political Animals (2012)

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A divorced, former First Lady, is currently serving as the Secretary of State. She deals with State Department issues, while trying to keep her family together.

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 Elaine Barrish (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Susan Berg (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Douglas Hammond (6 episodes, 2012)
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 T.J. Hammond (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Anne Ogami (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Margaret Barrish (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Bud Hammond (6 episodes, 2012)
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 President Paul Garcetti (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Barry Harris (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Washington Globe Employee / ... (6 episodes, 2012)
Shawn Gonzalez ...
 Washington Globe Employee (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Vice President Fred Collier (5 episodes, 2012)
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 Alex Davies (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Georgia Gibbons (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Pauline Samson (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Secret Service Agent Sam (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Russ (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Agent Clark (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Alice (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Ambassador Libao (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Bill (2 episodes, 2012)
Michael Dostillio ...
 Trevor (2 episodes, 2012)
Robert Heath ...
 Admiral Taft (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Jamal Khabazzi (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Omar (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Roxanna Seraji (2 episodes, 2012)
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Divorced former First Lady Elaine Barrish is currently serving as the Secretary of State. She finds an unlikely ally in a D.C. journalist who had previously dedicated herself to tearing Barrish to pieces. Written by Belanti

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Power runs in the family.

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The former United States Secretary of State Colin Powell's daughter, Linda Powell, guest stars in a couple episodes. See more »

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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.109 (2012) See more »

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It's all in the mix?!
16 July 2012 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Now this is how a tale should be told, (I had to double check that this was a limited series, as it seemed chock full of plot points that, although quite well paced, in lesser hands would have been dragged out for another 10 episodes).

Even though the tale starts at the end of one story then skips ahead to the second chapter of another, one doesn't get that disjointed feeling of disconnect that usually lets you know that they are hurrying you (and the story), along in order to get to the 'juicy' parts. The story throws in all the usual tropes in a political drama: sex, secrets, back room dealing, cheesy campaigning(no murder/cover-up though), but it does it all without seeming like its treading water, going through the motions, being exploitative or preaching to its audience.

In short, a well written piece of entertainment!


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