Alpha House: Season 1 (2013)

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Critic Consensus: A hodgepodge of subtle humor, indifferent characters and an unfocused comedy style, Alpha House contains realistic themes and concrete performances that wrangle sporadic chuckles.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Apr 19, 2013
2
Air date: Nov 15, 2013
3
Air date: Nov 15, 2013

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Cast

John Goodman
as Senator Gil John Biggs
Clark Johnson
as Senator Robert Bettencourt
Matt Malloy
as Senator Louis Laffer, Jr.
Mark Consuelos
as Senator Andy Guzman
Bill Murray
as Senator Vernon Smits
Yara Martinez
as Adriana de Portago
Alicia Sable
as Tammy Stackhouse
Brooke Bloom
as Julie Carrell
Kobi Libli
as Aaron Stimson
Craig Waletzko
as RNC Official
Ned Noyes
as Simon
Ted King
as Al Hickok
Marvin Avila
as Photographer
Kenneth Tigar
as Senator #1
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Critic Reviews for Alpha House Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (17)

Alpha offers plenty of wit and clever touches, like the sugar bowl on the breakfast table that the roomies keep filled with flag pins.

Nov 25, 2013 | Full Review…

While I don't love Alpha House, I still like it; mostly because of the easy chemistry between Goodman and his co-stars.

Nov 25, 2013 | Full Review…
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Plenty of partisan shenanigans to satirize, like Veep, but, unlike Veep, nothing addictive about it.

Nov 18, 2013 | Full Review…

The writing is smart, the characters are amusing, the cameos are entertaining, and the political commentary is as pointed as you might suspect.

Nov 15, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Alpha House may be Amazon's first original program, but it doesn't feel all that original.

Nov 15, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Ultimately, it's too hard to see if the series is going for satire, farce or character-driven humor. Alpha House could have benefited from some beta testing.

Nov 14, 2013 | Full Review…
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An interesting look at how to rise in the Republican party. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Writing and acting are the strengths of Alpha House, with Trudeau's keen satiric sensibility brought to life through engaging performances from a veteran cast led by Goodman and Johnson.

Nov 21, 2013 | Full Review…

Political comedy is fresh, funny, but full of iffy content.

Nov 21, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Amazon's first original series, the political comedy Alpha House, is a hair more fascinating than C-Span.

Nov 18, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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