“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.” (IMDb)
Limited series event is just a fancy way of saying ‘Political Animals‘ is a mini-series, consisting of six episodes. I don’t know why they made it a mini-series, I could definitely see it as a regular old recurring series. While I can’t say it holds the same dramatics that ‘The West Wing‘ once did or ‘feels’ as riveting as HBO’s newer hit ‘The Newsroom‘ does, it does have something in common with it. USA Network pulled an HBO by airing the first episode online for free. You can watch it here via YouTube while its still up:
Political Animals, two episodes in, does come across as a political drama as much as it does a family drama. It focuses on the lives, careers and politics of a former First Family. The drama does have some flashy dramatic resemblances to ‘Dirty Sexy Money‘ (same producers). More importantly it does an ‘animalistic’ depiction of US politics; Sigourney Weaver‘s character, her first TV series role, strongly resembles Hilary Clinton. The chemistry between Weaver as the Secretary of State and Carla Gugino (‘Entourage’) as the D.C journalist foe is complementary as the show can boast two interesting female lead roles.
aparoo’s words: politics, family, drama, journalism, Washington, USA
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