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Alpha House (2013– )

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Four Republican senators share the same D.C. house rental, and face re-election battles, looming indictments, and parties -- all with a sense of humor.


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Series cast summary:
 Senator Gil John Biggs (21 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Senator Robert Bettencourt (21 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Senator Louis Laffer, Jr. (21 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Senator Andy Guzman (21 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Adriana de Portago (21 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Maddie Biggs (20 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Tammy Stackhouse (19 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Julie Carrell (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
 James Whippy (17 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Aaron Stimson (16 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Katherine Sims (15 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Louise Laffer (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Senator Rosalyn DuPeche (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Shelby Mellman (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Lola Laffer (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Graydon Talbot (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Senator Lamar Farkus / ... (9 episodes, 2013-2014)


Four Republican senators share the same D.C. house rental, and face re-election battles, looming indictments, and parties -- all with a sense of humor.

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Debate. Legislate. Cohabitate.


Comedy | Drama





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19 April 2013 (USA)  »

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Brooke Bloom plays the Chief of Staff for Matt Malloy's Senator Laffer. In 2009, they played father & daughter in an episode of Law & Order. See more »

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Funny D.C. Comedy Drama -- A Great Start for Amazon Studios
28 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With Netflix and Hulu quickly becoming production powerhouses, it would only make sense that Amazon would join in. Their first attempt is "Alpha House", created by Garry Trudeau, the man behind the Doonesbury comic strip. I haven't heard a lot about this series so far. At the time of me writing this, it doesn't even have a Wikipedia page. Nevertheless, the show is off to a good start.

"Alpha House" follows four United States Senators who live together in the same house. With rent so high in Washington DC, this is actually something that real life congressman end up doing. We see them go about their days with fund-raisers, committee meetings, lunches, and more. It appears a majority of this season will deal with re-election strategy as they try to hold onto their seats in Congress.

One of the most refreshing things about the show is that even though the four Senators are Republicans, the writers don't have people constantly belittle them and put them down in exceptionally well-written monologues. They instead parody the culture of the right-wing by cartooning the facades of it. I personally find the humor funny, but I hope the writers will do it to Democrats as well. Goodness knows liberals can have a sense of humor about their party too.

A lot of people have called this unoriginal and compared to "House of Cards". This isn't HOC, but it's not trying to be. It's a satirical comedy about the inner workings of the beltway. People crying 'Ripoff' seem to forget that HOC was a remake itself. I have a feeling once the show picks up, people will learn to like it. In the meantime, Amazon hasn't given a timetable saying when the next episodes will be released, but I can't wait to see them!

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