Where Do They Get The Ideas

We have watched the first couple of episodes of a new TV show called “Political Animals”. It stars Sigourney Weaver as an ambitious politician. She is Secretary of State having run for and lost the nomination. Her husband is a former President and Governor. He has committed adultery on numerous occasions, including at least one occasion whilst in the White House. He initially denies that tryst saying with a hauntingly familiar cadence “I did not have sex…”

The normal disclaimer that “Any similarity with characters alive or dead”, rings very hollow with this show.

Adding to the familiarity, is the matriarch. She is a hard-drinking, direct to the point of rude ex-Vegas singer. On all of these points and in her general delivery she is the spitting image of a friend of my wife’s family.

The show is showing early promise, even allowing for my bias towards political drama.

Published in: on 31 July, 2012 at 9:05  Leave a Comment  

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