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)
Shawn Gonzalez ...
 Washington Globe Employee (6 episodes, 2012)
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 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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So far so good
3 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A lot of things going on in this story based primarily on Hilary Clinton. They throw in so many issues from the token gay relationship to eating disorders. It's entertaining at least. There are some things taken directly from Hilary's life eg the Lewinsky scandal.

Sigourney is the best part of the show. Her intelligent look is more appropriate than Geena Davis in Commander in Chief. That show took itself a bit too seriously.

A few casting issues. Cirian Hinds is too frightening looking to be the ex President. He is more of a character actor for the villain or some Gothic character. Other cast members are good. Carla is quite well cast as the reporter. The story lines for her sons James and Sebastian seem a bit contrived.

Overall pretty good hope it succeeds.


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