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Political Animals - Full Season 1 thread (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Anyone think the Chinese are behind the AF1 crash? Since we rescued their crew without them wanting us to do it, and they KNOW that if they scuttled and released nuclear stuff into the water it would kill lots of people, they just offed the Prez? I don't know, it was just a thought that occurred to me.

    I liked the series. It was a bit "out there" as far as believability, but, it's TV and I liked the characters. It was kind of the "Hillary Clinton" story meets 24. I hope it comes back.
     
  2. SoBelle0

    SoBelle0 Go Big Blue!! TCF Club

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    Hoo boy. Sure enough on the idiots bit.
    I'm also hopeful, and will take your word for it that those writers agreed. :)
     
  3. efilippi

    efilippi Active Member

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    I'm finally watching this and just finished ep 2. I can't find a cast list that goes low enough to name the reporter that Carla's character shacked up with in the bathroom of the plane but he sure looked familiar. Anyone know who that was?
     
  4. SoBelle0

    SoBelle0 Go Big Blue!! TCF Club

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    I couldn't figure it out either, and finally searched it out. Glad I wasn't the only one...

    That was Daniel Meade from Ugly Betty (Eric Mabius). :)
     
  5. efilippi

    efilippi Active Member

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    You are quite a sleuth, thank you. I hope he isn't paying for the house he bought during Betty with parts as 'bit' as this one was.
     
  6. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

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    Just caught up on this over the weekend.

    I preferred the political stuff to the personal stuff.

    Grandma was a waste of a character.

    TJ is a retread of Stan's character from Kings. There were some scenes I appreciated, but if they continue with another season I hope they do something better with him.

    Did not care for the good son and his fiance. What was the point of the bulimia stuff? They introduced it, ignored it for several episodes, had Grammie confront her, then did nothing with it.

    My favorite character was Bud. Great actor. Did a great job of balancing out the sleeze with the good guy. I could see the conflict. I believed he really does love Elaine but that he just can't help himself. People are complex and no one is all good or all bad.

    The political stuff was all good up until the plane crash. That was something fit for a soap opera. I hoped for more from this show. If this had been a 22 episode season I'd have said that the writers wrote themselves into a corner, but with 6 episodes, they should have been able to write something a little better.

    I did not care for the reporter.

    I really liked Elaine and Bud. Every time they shared the screen they were great.
     

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