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BrainDead: Season 1 (2016)



Critic Consensus: While admittedly uneven, BrainDead remains a charmingly idealistic sign of the political times.


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A woman returns to Washington, DC to help her senator-brother and discovers aliens have invaded and made a scary impact on congressmen and staffers.


Nikki M. James
as Rochelle Daudier
Johnny Ray Gill
as Gustav Triplette
Danny Pino
as Luke Healy
Tony Shalhoub
as Sen. Red Wheatus
Jan Maxwell
as Sen. Ella Pollack
Charlie Semine
as Anthony Onofrio
Margo Martindale
as Dr. Joanne Alaimo
Michael Zegen
as Ben Valderrama
Zach Grenier
as Dean Healy
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Critic Reviews for BrainDead: Season 1

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (24)

Why does their show bring neither laughs nor scares, just the odd bit of listless splatter? And why would you bother watching this when you could be enjoying the more insightful and infinitely funnier Alpha House or Veep? Puzzlers indeed.

March 27, 2018 | Full Review…

BrainDead never, in its execution, gives the impression that it truly groks the political system it mocks... never blends them deftly enough to suggest the deep knowledge that is required to make satire truly scathing.

July 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Not exactly satire, not exactly horror, BrainDead is not exactly much fun, either.

June 10, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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BrainDead begins finding its way in Episode 3, which is a good sign of progress instead of regress. If the series runs its entire 13-episode course, it will weave its satirical/serious storyline through the national party conventions and beyond.

June 10, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Trouble is, in this election cycle, truth is funnier than parody and even brain-eating bugs from outer space can't top whatever is leading the cable TV news cycle.

June 9, 2016 | Full Review…

The creators of BrainDead, Robert and Michelle King, gave us The Good Wife, in its prime the smartest drama on broadcast TV. Here, though, you want to ask them what they were thinking.

June 13, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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