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Old 08-20-2012, 04:04 PM   #31
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Political Animals S01E06 S1 Finale "Resignation Day"

The final chapter of the first(?) "Limited Season Engagement."

That WAS a helluva day.

There is no way in Hades that Air Force One would ever overrun a runway. The Air Force crew is way, way, way too careful and professional to make a mistake like that.

They showed the nose in the water. I think the President's quarters are in the back, but if he was alive he would have bailed out a rear door by the end of the episode.

Dylan Baker is listed as guest star so I don't see how we can have a new run of the series with him as President. In any case, Elaine will kick his backside when she runs against him.

They spent a lotta time making President Bud Hammond less of a d*. He's a cool guy.

You'd think that somebody would learn that "I have this information but you can't use it / share it" doesn't seem to ever work. Only give the letter to 4 staffers... and the reporter who gives the letter to the harpie only so she can explain to her why we can't use it.

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Old 08-20-2012, 04:36 PM   #32
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I have a feeling they'll find POTUS floating on a seat cushion or in an air pocket inside the submerged AF1.

Or, this could turn into the complete Hillary fantasy next season.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:14 AM   #33
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According to Wikipedia, POTUS's quarters are in the front of the plane.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:31 AM   #34
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I don't think it simply overran the runway. If I recall correctly someone said witnesses mentioned something mechanical failing and the plane pinwheeling into the water.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:31 PM   #35
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So did this get the ratings needed to return next season?
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:09 PM   #36
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I don't think it simply overran the runway. If I recall correctly someone said witnesses mentioned something mechanical failing and the plane pinwheeling into the water.
OK. Even then AF1 and Marine One have the most elite maintenance crews in the service and the highest standards. They inspect to the highest standards and they'd never tolerate iffy mechanicals. They have spare aircraft on every mission.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:15 PM   #37
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So did this get the ratings needed to return next season?
It's a "limited series event." Ya think they had 2 seasons under contract or maybe even already in the can?
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:50 PM   #38
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It's a "limited series event." Ya think they had 2 seasons under contract or maybe even already in the can?
I have no idea. Do you?
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I have no idea. Do you?
Dunno. I think since they were saying "Season 1 Finale" we can assume there'll be a Season 2.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:42 AM   #40
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This article seems hopeful, but the atrocious grammar (even in the title) would indicate that it was written by an idiot.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:29 AM   #41
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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.
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:13 PM   #42
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This article seems hopeful, but the atrocious grammar (even in the title) would indicate that it was written by an idiot.
Hoo boy. Sure enough on the idiots bit.
I'm also hopeful, and will take your word for it that those writers agreed.
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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?
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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?
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).
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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.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:02 PM   #46
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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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