Political Animals: Season 1 (2012)


Season 1
Political Animals

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Political Animals often plays more like a high-level soap opera than a political drama, but it still offers some biting, sudsy fun thanks to its formidable cast.

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Critic Ratings: 35

82%

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User Ratings: 63

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Episodes

Air date: Jul 15, 2012

Secretary of State Elaine Barries agrees to allow a journalist to follow her for a week; a hostage crisis prompts a momentous decision.

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Air date: Jul 22, 2012

Bud is sent to diffuse the hostage situation; Susan finds herself close to the action; Douglas learns that Elaine plans to run again; T.J. resorts to old habits.

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Air date: Jul 29, 2012

Elaine announces her plan to run; Bud, Douglas and T.J. take a fishing trip; Garcetti hatches a plan; Susan lets Alex in on her story.

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Air date: Aug 5, 2012

Elaine finds the country in a diplomatic crisis; T.J. struggles to find support from his family; Anne accidentally reveals Elaine's political intentions.

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Air date: Aug 12, 2012

Elaine is torn; Bud learns the truth about TJ.'s suicide attempt; Susan gains unlimited access to the submarine rescue mission.

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Air date: Aug 19, 2012

Garcetti hinders Elaine's plan to resign; Douglas decides to come clean about his betrayal.

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Critic Reviews for Political Animals: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Political Animals: Season 1

  • Mar 10, 2019
    Simply a masterpiece
  • Aug 07, 2018
    Amazing show. Had lots of potential.
  • Nov 20, 2014
    A weaker, but more grounded House of Cards.
  • Feb 10, 2014
    Excellent show, such a shame they decided not to continue with it but alas; hopefully it will open the door to a lot more politically minded shows and movies.

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