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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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Garry Trudeau
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Series cast summary:
John Goodman ...  Senator Gil John Biggs 21 episodes, 2013-2014
Clark Johnson ...  Senator Robert Bettencourt 21 episodes, 2013-2014
Matt Malloy ...  Senator Louis Laffer, Jr. 21 episodes, 2013-2014
Mark Consuelos ...  Senator Andy Guzman 21 episodes, 2013-2014
Yara Martinez ...  Adriana de Portago 21 episodes, 2013-2014
Julie White ...  Maddie Biggs 20 episodes, 2013-2014
Alicia Sable ...  Tammy Stackhouse 19 episodes, 2013-2014
Brooke Bloom ...  Julie Carrell 18 episodes, 2013-2014
Ben Rameaka ...  James Whippy 17 episodes, 2013-2014
Kobi Libii ...  Aaron Stimson 16 episodes, 2013-2014
Natalie Gold ...  Katherine Sims 15 episodes, 2013-2014
Amy Sedaris ...  Louise Laffer 14 episodes, 2013-2014
Wanda Sykes ...  Senator Rosalyn DuPeche 14 episodes, 2013-2014
Haley Joel Osment ...  Shelby Mellman 12 episodes, 2013-2014
Willa Fitzgerald ...  Lola Laffer 12 episodes, 2013-2014
Richard Cox ...  Graydon Talbot 10 episodes, 2013-2014
William Thomas Evans ...  Senator Lamar Farkus / ... 9 episodes, 2013-2014
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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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Debate. Legislate. Cohabitate.

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Comedy | Drama

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USA

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English

Release Date:

19 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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Cynthia Nixon (Senator Carly Armiston) and Matt Malloy (Senator Louis Laffer) were also both cast member in two of the other politically themed TV series that Garry Trudeau has helped to create: "Tanner '88" and "Tanner on Tanner". See more »

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Funny D.C. Comedy Drama -- A Great Start for Amazon Studios
28 September 2013 | by SaxAndViolinsSee 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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