Politicial Animals: ‘So realistic its unbelievable, summers best show yet’
Title: Political Animals
Grade: **** [Summers best show yet, bring it on as a T.V regular].
After about a week of synthesized ads on television; the much hyped USA TODAY political drama Political Animals final debuted matching the expectations critics had long before it hit national television.
In the beginning of the show, Sigourney Weaver [Elaine] is seen preparing for a speech inside of a fancy mancy hotel whereas the crowd is literally more excited to see her rather than her ex husband former president [Bud Hammond].
The show takes an interesting turn almost instantly after the speech ends when the entire Hammond family takes a seat in the ‘Oval Office‘ which resulted in Elaine announcing that she wanted a divorce from her narcissistic husband due to his egotistical behavior and overly huge ego that well ‘ruined their marriage’.
The confident female persona Weaver portrays in Political Animals, makes for a spectacular watch.
The turning point of Political Animals is definitely during the briefing room scene whereas Elaine first finds out that three Iranian journalists had been detained in Iran for allegedly ‘spying on the Iranian government‘ compliments of the United States confederacy itself.
In a room full men; who stuck out the most? Sigourney Weaver.
Best line from the show: Diplomatic instructions equalivant to that of Ikea.
Apart from her sons engagement party, kidnapped journalists, it seems like any typical person may have just given up — but not Elaine Hammond. Hammond continued to press on throughout her daily life, even with a reporter following her every move.. scary? Not so much.
The gay son’s drug abuse quickly becomes a problem at this point, which makes for an even better turning point in the show because the inner family problems finally become apparent. Drug abuse, snorting cocaine, and gay? What makes for better T.V than that? Screw the Real Housewives Franchise.. give us this any day.
Due credit is always given to the half-seen hot gay affair between Elaine’s son and his mysterious boyfriend even though his father isn’t too pleased with his abuse problems; and declines to fund his nightclub dream.
Of course, credit has to be given to Weaver for keeping a straight face and portraying immense skills during this episode for staying in character. Let’s not forget to mention the lady-fiance with some serious eating problems.
Catch Political Animals on (NOW) (PST, US) and re-runs again tomorrow of the pilot episode.
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- Sigourney Weaver’s New Show ‘Political Animal’ Is All About Hillary Clinton – Wait, No, It’s Not? Huh? (mamapop.com)
- PRESS Pass: Sigourney Weaver (presspass.msnbc.msn.com)
- Political Animals Is Great Summer Entertainment: Review (people.com)