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Political Animals is a bold, significant look at a fictional former First Family in turmoil. The provocative one-hour drama stars Sigourney Weaver as a divorced former First Lady and current Secretary of State trying to keep her family together while dealing with the crises of the State Department and fending off the D.C. journalist (Carla Gugino) who has built her career by tearing Elaine down.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPilot||2012 In the series premiere, to protect a dark family secret, Secretary of State Elaine Barrish Hammond (series star SIGOURNEY WEAVER)agrees to have hungry D.C. journalist Susan Berg (series star CARLA GUGINO) follow her during the week of her son Douglas' (seriesstar JAMES WOLK) engagement party. Elaine grapples with seeing her ex-husband, former president Donald "Bud" Hammond (series starCIARÁN HINDS), for the first time in two years, and suspects her other son, Thomas "T.J." Hammond (series star SEBASTIAN STAN),might be in trouble. Meanwhile, a hostage crisis in Iran drives her to make a momentous decision for the future of her family andher career.Political Animals also stars ELLEN BURSTYN as Elaine's mother, Margaret Barrish, and BRITTANY ISHIBASHI as Douglas' fiancée, AnneOgami. Recurring guest stars include ADRIAN PASDAR (Heroes, The Lying Game) as||1:12:40||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDVideoBonus Recap: Episode 1 "Pilot"||Watch a recap and producer commentary of the Pilot||3:31||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSecond Time Around||With the clock ticking, Elaine sends Bud to diffuse the Iranian hostage situation, throwing him back in the spotlight, but also putting Douglas and Anne's engagement party in peril. Douglas discovers Elaine's intention to run again, propelling him on a mission of his own. Meanwhile, with his secret exposed, T.J. resorts to old habits and, scrambling to find money for the nightclub, stoops to a new low.||44:07||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDVideoBonus Recap: Episode 2 "Second Time Around"||Watch a recap and producer commentary of Second Time Around||5:19||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Woman Problem||Elaine announces a new plan to her family. Tensions mount as Bud, Douglas and T.J. take an impromptu fishing trip to visit a pollster in order to gauge election standings. Threatened by Elaine's skyrocketing popularity, Garcetti (recurring guest star ADRIAN PASDAR) hatches a plan that finds Elaine at odds with her longtime mentor - a Supreme Court justice. Susan lets Alex (recurring guest star DAN FUTTERMAN – Judging Amy, Related) in on her top-secret story, and finds it difficult to separate the personal and the professional.||44:15||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDVideoBonus Recap: Episode 3 "The Woman Problem"||Watch a recap and producer commentary of The Woman Problem."||5:08||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoLost Boys||After a grueling overseas tour, Elaine returns to D.C. to find the country in a diplomatic crisis, which leaves her sparring with the Garcetti administration and drives her to make an important decision. On the night of his club opening, T.J. struggles to find support from his family and recalls events that led to his suicide attempt the previous December. Meanwhile, Anne accidentally reveals Elaine's political intentions, and Douglas, strong-armed by Susan, continues to grapple with his betrayal.||44:07||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDVideoBonus Recap: Episode 4 "Lost Boys"||Watch a recap and producer commentary of Lost Boys||5:14||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideo16 Hours||In the aftermath of T.J.'s overdose, Elaine finds herself torn between staying by her son's side and handling the rescue of a Chinese submarine. Bud discovers the truth behind T.J.'s suicide attempt the previous December, and takes matters into his own hands. In exchange for keeping Susan quiet on T.J.'s overdose, Elaine grants her unlimited access to the submarine rescue mission, placing her at the front of the action, and leaving Douglas to cross a boundary that could jeopardize his future.||42:55||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDVideoBonus Recap: Episode 5 "16 Hours"||Watch a recap and producer commentary of 16 Hours.||6:07||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoResignation Day||President Garcetti (recurring guest star ADRIAN PASDAR) throws a wrench in Elaine's plan to resign from his cabinet. Tensions fly at the Washington Globe when Elaine's resignation letter is leaked. Douglas decides to come clean to Elaine about his betrayal, and makes an impulsive decision. Meanwhile, an unforeseen event leaves the Hammonds - and the country - at a crossroads.||47:49||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|12||HDVideoBonus Recap: Episode 6 "Resignation Day"||Watch a recap and producer commentary of Resignation Day.||6:01||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|102||HDVideoCast Interviews||Watch interviews with Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, Sebastian Stan and James Wolk||14:07||Season Only||View in iTunes|
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Not even remotely in the same league as The West Wing
I had high hopes for this show. After all, it's not every day you get to see Sigourney Weaver on the small screen (and a cameo by Andrea Mitchell). Alas, the words that come to mind after a look at the pilot are "crass" and "ham-handed". Other than its focus on politicos in D.C., this series bears no resemblance whatsoever to the West Wing. I almost long for the rarefied world of Jed Bartlet and his minions. I am even embarrassed to fess up to having seen this pilot, but for once utter disbelief trumps shame. This, from the "Characters Welcome" network that gave us Monk?!
This is by far one of the best new shows on television. The main character's storyline is heavily influenced by Hillary Clinton but is very different from her. The writing is excellent and my only complaint is that the show is a miniseries instead of a whole season! Otherwise, bravo!