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Political Animals 

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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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Greg Berlanti
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Sigourney Weaver ...  Elaine Barrish 6 episodes, 2012
Carla Gugino ...  Susan Berg 6 episodes, 2012
James Wolk ...  Douglas Hammond 6 episodes, 2012
Sebastian Stan ...  T.J. Hammond 6 episodes, 2012
Brittany Ishibashi ...  Anne Ogami 6 episodes, 2012
Ellen Burstyn ...  Margaret Barrish 6 episodes, 2012
Ciarán Hinds ...  Bud Hammond 6 episodes, 2012
Adrian Pasdar ...  President Paul Garcetti 6 episodes, 2012
Roger Bart ...  Barry Harris 6 episodes, 2012
Dylan Baker ...  Vice President Fred Collier 5 episodes, 2012
Dan Futterman ...  Alex Davies 4 episodes, 2012
Meghann Fahy ...  Georgia Gibbons 4 episodes, 2012
Linda Powell ...  Pauline Samson 4 episodes, 2012
R.J. Kelly R.J. Kelly ...  Secret Service Agent Sam 4 episodes, 2012
Griffin Newman ...  Russ 4 episodes, 2012
LaMonica Garrett ...  Agent Clark 3 episodes, 2012
Kristine Nielsen ...  Alice 3 episodes, 2012
Ming Lo ...  Ambassador Libao 2 episodes, 2012
Brent Jennings ...  Bill 2 episodes, 2012
Michael Dostillio Michael Dostillio ...  Trevor 2 episodes, 2012
Robert Heath Robert Heath ...  Admiral Taft 2 episodes, 2012
Dean Alai ...  Jamal Khabazzi 2 episodes, 2012
Stephen Hill ...  Omar 2 episodes, 2012
Nazanin Nour ...  Roxanna Seraji 2 episodes, 2012
Robert D. Heath Jr. ...  Admiral Taft 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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Politicians are a breed of their own... See more »

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USA

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Release Date:

15 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Political Animals See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Sigourney Weaver and James Wolk worked together previously in the movie "You Again" (2010) See more »

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It's all in the mix?!
16 July 2012 | by SfverSee 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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