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BrainDead 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | TV Series (2016)
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A government employee discovers that the cause of the tensions between the two political parties is a race of extraterrestrial insects eating the brains of the politicians.
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Series cast summary:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ...  Laurel Healy 13 episodes, 2016
Danny Pino ...  Luke Healy 13 episodes, 2016
Aaron Tveit ...  Gareth Ritter 13 episodes, 2016
Tony Shalhoub ...  Red Wheatus 13 episodes, 2016
Nikki M. James ...  Rochelle Daudier 12 episodes, 2016
Johnny Ray Gill ...  Gustav Triplett 10 episodes, 2016
Paige Patterson ...  Scarlett Pierce 10 episodes, 2016
Jan Maxwell ...  Ella Pollack 9 episodes, 2016
Zach Grenier ...  Dean Healy 8 episodes, 2016
Megan Hilty ...  Misty Alise 8 episodes, 2016
Beth Malone ...  Claudia Monarch 8 episodes, 2016
Charlie Semine ...  Anthony Onofrio 7 episodes, 2016
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A young, fresh-faced Hill staffer gets her first job in Washington, D.C. to discover two things: The government has stopped working, and alien spawn have come to earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of Congressmen and Hill staffers.

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What's Eating Washington?


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USA

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English

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13 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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BrainDead: Alieni a Washington See more »

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This will be Aaron Tveit's first TV series since Graceland (2013). See more »

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Your brain is not your friend.
21 June 2016 | by mikeinindiaSee all my reviews

Braindead bites the jugular as a science fiction satire of the US political vascular system in a way that leaves the viewer with a disturbing lust for blood. The mercilessly savage portrayal of the current chaotic culture which holds the world's number one power in its thrall is populated by finely chiseled deeply flawed characters who exude privilege, narcissism and cunning as they wrestle each other for every breath in the unannounced fight to the finish. And just when it couldn't get any worse, an alien insect invading force inveigles its way into the brains of the protagonists and they have their own agenda. It is unimaginable and yet it is real. The CGI intentionally positions us at a distance so that we knowingly suspend our disbelief and in this way we consume a product of that very culture we are watching and as we do so we know ourselves to be consumers.We are consuming ourselves. The message is clear. Braindead is the actual truth disguised as satirical allegory. The horror is here, dribbling down from your open mouth down your shirt front. Watch Out! Your brain isn't your friend.


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