1600 Penn (2012–2013)

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President Gilcrest and his trophy wife are living in the White House, with their overachieving daughter sidetracked by pregnancy, a couch potato hopeless son, a genius young son, and an odd middle school girl.

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 Skip Gilchrist (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Emily Nash Gilchrist (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Becca Gilchrist (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Marshall Malloy (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Marigold Gilchrist (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Xander Gilchrist (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 President Dale Gilchrist (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 D.B. (7 episodes, 2013)
Andrea du Roi ...
 White House Staff (7 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Evan (6 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Samuel Clarke, Oval Office Staffer (6 episodes, 2013)
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President Gilcrest may be foremost the US head of state and government, his reassembled family complicates life in the White House considerably, often interfering with his image or even with matters of state. Eldest son Skip is as goofy as self-absorbed, his (step-)siblings are rather ambitious but socially awkward. Eldest daughter Becca's ruthless march to career is suddenly questionable when she has a fertile affair with irresistible 'simpleton' D.B. Written by KGF Vissers

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Josh Gad who serves as an executive producer and co-creator of "1600 Penn," also stars as Skip Gilchrist, the President's (Bill Pullman) eldest son. See more »

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I found this show to be very amusing. It isn't meant to be super serious or super funny it is a typical sitcom in terms of content spread. There are parts that are extremely funny, parts that are uncomfortable, and parts that make you actually feel bad for the characters. There is nothing drastically wrong with the show although it may not be everyone's cup of soup. On the scale of Sitcoms it would fall somewhere between Cougar Town and Everybody Loves Raymond and is definitely not garbage.

The primary concept of the show is following the family of the President through the trials and tribulations of day to day life. As with most TV comedies there are of course a smattering of character flaws that exist which cause unusual situations to come about at a higher than usual pace. The core building blocks of this show are tried and true and while most shows are a little rough around the edges at first as well this one will develop quickly as the actors/actresses become more used to their characters.

It is worth a watch especially since you can see it for free on IMDb/hulu.


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