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Graves: Season 1 (2016)




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In this comedy series, President Richard Graves (Nick Nolte), a former two-term POTUS, embarks on a quest to right the wrongs of his administration and reclaim his legacy 25 years after leaving the White House. With topics ranging from immigration to gay rights, foreign policy and public funding for arts and science, Graves' unexpected change of heart takes place just as his wife, Margaret Graves (Sela Ward), decides it's time for her to pursue her own political ambitions. Guest appearances include Nia Vardalos, Nora Dunn, Ernie Hudson, Martin Bashir and Chris Elliot.


Nick Nolte
as Richard Graves
Sela Ward
as Margaret Graves
Angélica María
as Ramona Alvarez
Skylar Astin
as Isaiah Miller
Chris Lowell
as Jeremy Graves
Nia Vardalos
as Annie Spiro
Chris Elliott
as Thomas Nash
Heléne Yorke
as Olivia Graves
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Graves is billed as a "dramedy," but its comedic beats to often are out of rhythm.

October 14, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Whether you're with her or want to make America great again, Graves is the timely political comedy you didn't know you needed to see.

October 13, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Graves is more optimistic than Veep and far more low-key than Scandal, and its aided in its ambitions by a fantastic cast.

October 27, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Just try not to cringe when the washed-up and self-pitying POTUS goes rogue with a pot-smoking waitress (Callie Hernandez) and has an epiphany that he must now atone for his many political sins. Which I assume includes mugging.

October 14, 2016 | Full Review…

In its moments, Graves can be quite persuasive, even moving. (It can be corny too, but corn can work.)

October 17, 2016 | Full Review…

You probably need to be left-leaning or at least politically neutral to enjoy the new Epix comedy Graves, which begins Sunday, though really everybody should savor Nick Nolte's performance in it. The guy was born to be a growly old man.

October 14, 2016 | Full Review…

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