Madam Secretary: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)


Season 1
Madam Secretary

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Bolstered by Tea Leoni's strong central performance, Madam Secretary is a solid but unspectacular political drama.

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Critic Ratings: 52

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 21, 2014

Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord faces an abundance of political challenges, most importantly an international hostage situation; the McCord children struggle to adjust to their new schools.

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Air date: Sep 28, 2014

While Elizabeth deals with a crisis in Yemen, her eldest daughter makes headlines for protesting a new university policy.

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Air date: Oct 5, 2014

A hostile reporter threatens to publish confidential documents leaked from the State Department; Henry becomes involved in an international negotiation.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2014

A Chinese student seeking political asylum threatens a potential peace treaty between Japan and China; tension grows between Stevie and Alison.

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Air date: Oct 19, 2014

Elizabeth must negotiate with Iran regarding their escalating nuclear program; Jason interviews his father for a school report.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2014

Elizabeth asks the president for help with a dire situation in Western Africa but ends up being faced with unexpected consequences.

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Air date: Nov 2, 2014

Elizabeth brings Alison with her on a state department trip to India; when an earthquake causes an explosion at an American-owned factory, the chaos separates Elizabeth from her daughter.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2014

After being reactivated to the NSA, Henry lies about it to Elizabeth; the office is impacted by Daisy and Matt's antagonism.

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Air date: Nov 16, 2014

Elizabeth investigates a plane crash that killed Secretary of State Vincent Marsh; Nadine agrees to a date with a NASA scientist.

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Air date: Nov 23, 2014

A deranged gunman puts the State Department on lockdown; a translator threatens to reveal damaging information about Elizabeth's time in the CIA; Matt reveals information to Daisy's fiance.

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Cast & Crew

Téa Leoni
Elizabeth McCord

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Tim Daly
Henry McCord

Actor
Bebe Neuwirth
Nadine Tolliver

Actor
Zeljko Ivanek
Russell Jackson

Actor
Patina Miller
Daisy Grant

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Erich Bergen
Blake Moran

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Geoffrey Arend
Matt Mahoney

Actor
Kathrine Herzer
Alison McCord

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Evan Roe
Jason McCord

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Wallis Currie-Wood
Stephanie 'Stevie' McCord

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Patrick Breen
Andrew Munsey

Guest Star
Sebastian Arcelus
Jay Whitman

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Kevin Rahm
Michael 'Mike B' Barnow

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Dion Graham
Diplomatic Security Head Agent Fred Cole

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Keith Carradine
President Conrad Dalton

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Johanna Day
Admiral Ellen Hill

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Marin Hinkle
Isabelle

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Martin Bashir
Himself

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Nilaja Sun
Juliet

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Josh Hamilton
Arthur Gilroy

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Barbara Hall
Executive Producer
Lori McCreary
Executive Producer
Morgan Freeman
Executive Producer
David Semel
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Madam Secretary: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Madam Secretary: Season 1

  • Jul 26, 2020
    if you like your drama easy and characters free of failings and nuance this is the drama for you.
  • Oct 11, 2019
    This is an amazing series so far. I love the family interaction and the secretary's dedication to doing what she feels is right, even when the price is high. Very entertaining, and intelligently written. Often events are brought up that mirror real-world issues, and it's fascinating to see the arguments on both sides. Bravo!
  • Oct 08, 2019
    Very topical and well written/acted
  • Aug 14, 2019
    The show delves into the complexity and inefficiency of government and a glimpse of how reality is. However is is over dramatised and has a political bias. But it is an enjoyable show.
  • Mar 31, 2019
    Last episode was about getting countries to accept "climate migrants". I have had it and will not watch this once great show again. The people invading out southern border are not coming because of climate. They are coming for jobs and free stuff. So madam secretary...go to hell.
  • Mar 10, 2019
    Quite clearly propaganda made for the Hillary Clinton campaign. She lost, in real life Hillary is a criminal that should be in prison. Why is this abomination still a thing?
  • Dec 21, 2018
    My wife and I watch this show together on Netflix and we've thoroughly enjoyed it. While many of the plots seem predictable the cliffhangers are well done. Bess's character is believable and mostly realistic. Her husband Henry is the only character in the series that I have a hard time believing could have a real life counterpart, but even then I enjoy his quips and sidequests. Conrad is the president most of us actually want to lead the country, and Russell is who I picture when I think of the White House chief-of-staff (along with Leo McGarry from the West Wing). If you're looking for a semi-serious, enjoyable, and relate-able show to watch in the evenings this is it.
  • Nov 25, 2018
    Nice balance between political and personal life of the main character. Appreciate the political balance but would like to see a little more to the right of center.
  • Oct 29, 2018
    This is one of the best shows on TV and keeps getting better over time!
  • Oct 13, 2018
    Lock her up, No longer interest6ed in the show,

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