Fall TV: Polotical Dramas in Time for Election Season

Thursday, August 7, 2014 | Stamp in My Passport| |

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The fall network lineup is full of fake White House sets. Perhaps spurred by the success of Scandal and House of Cards, their are two new dramas entering the scene. It's time to brush up on your American Government and current affairs because they can't make all of these plots up, sometimes they're based on a mustard seed of truth. It's time to gear up for backstabbing and power plays on Capitol Hill. Are you ready?

State of Affairs (Begins Nov 17 on NBC)

Top CIA analyst Charleston Tucker assembles the President's Daily Briefing (PDB) while trying to get to the bottom of her fiancé's murder that will reveal itself as a shocking mystery.

Madam Secretary (CBS)

Elizabeth McCord (Leoni) is the newly appointed Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home.


I'm on the fence about watching the new season of Scandal. I was sucked in to the storyline of DC's finest fixer and her rag-tag team in the first season. I also have followed along with Shondra's fast-paced monologues on Grey's Anatomy for years. However, I have a serious issue with the way Olivia always returns to Fitz and doesn't believe that she can be successful or find love with anyone else. And Fitz is just whiney. Period. I will give it one last shot, but my hopes are not high.

House of Cards

The new season unfortunately doesn't start until 2015, but that doesn't mean you can't rewatch Frank Underwood's climb to the top from the very beginning. 

You can find the Fall TV lineup here. What shows are you looking forward to returning?


Mar said...

I recently got into House of Cards, and while it was a little difficult to grasp at the beginning, I think it's definitely taught me a lot about the American government.

Camila said...

I love House of Cars - still need to watch season 2 though! Will get to that soon! Also, wow Katherine Heigl is coming back to TV? I definitely need to see that!

Amanda Greer said...

I was surprised to discover that I LOVE political dramas, especially ones set in/about the White House because I'm a Canadian. I watched oldie but goodie The West Wing for the first time a couple years ago and am rewatching it again now with my fiance, we both love House of Cards, and after a lot of convincing, I slowly became a fan of Scandal.

Jess said...

Oh West Wing, I remember my mom always watching it. I've tried to get into it, but I couldn't get over the 90s technology haha! Fax machines were all the rage in the oval office.

Jess said...

Hopefully she won't be playing the smart blonde again, although that seems to be her go-to role. We'll see how it turns out!

Jess said...

Yeah it's one of those where there are a dozen plot lines and loose ends that seem like they don't fit together until the last episode and everything finally makes sense.