‘Political Animals:’ Unlock The Cage

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It’s not just about the long-awaited return of “Breaking Bad” Sunday night. The show that has us intrigued is the debut of Greg Berlanti’s “Political Animals” on USA.

The six-episode limited series stars Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish Hammond, a former First Lady who ran for president and becomes secretary of state. Art imitates real life.

Tim Goodman, the terrific THR TV critic, writes:

What Animals is trying to do is take The West Wing and turn it into Dallas. And if you don’t like Dallas, that can be a real ?letdown.”

Well, we love “Dallas” and we love Berlanti (“Everwood,” “Eli Stone”) and we’re pretty sure we’re going to love “Political Animals.”

That the show landed on the crowd-pleasing USA Network is another good sign. We enjoy all the USA shows. Maybe “Common Law” not so much.

USA Network’s co-president Jeff Wachtel reflected on the network’s successful track record to TVLine:

Monk was extraordinary, The Starter Wife was a lot of fun, Suits has been this wonderful, wonderful show that almost came out of nowhere…. But in terms of the scope of [Animals], it’s really something special.”

Six episodes may just whet the appetite.

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Author: James K

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