Best Political TV Show: ‘House of Cards’ or ‘Madam Secretary’? | The Tylt
Best Political TV Show: ‘House of Cards’ or ‘Madam Secretary’?
When watching the news gets too stressful, many of us turn to our favorite political television shows instead. From dramas like "The West Wing" to comedies like "Parks and Recreation," political series have long kept Americans entertained. But which is your all-time favorite?
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"House of Cards" is considered the greatest political drama by many, and since the show made the decision to center Robin Wright in the absence of Kevin Spacey, many feel it will only get better in the upcoming season.
Majority House Whip Francis Underwood takes you on a long journey as he exacts his vengeance on those he feels wronged him - that is, his own cabinet members including the President of the United States himself. Dashing, cunning, methodical and vicious, Frank Underwood along with his equally manipulative yet ambiguous wife, Claire take Washington by storm through climbing the hierarchical ladder to power.
Is "House of Cards" your favorite?
"Madam Secretary" premiered in 2014 and stars Téa Leoni as Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord. Currently in its fourth season, the show has remained a fan favorite in the world of political drama.
Madam Secretary explores Secretary Elizabeth McCord's life as the determined United States Secretary of State. McCord drives international diplomacy, battles office politics, and circumvents protocol if needed as she negotiates worldwide issues. The show also focuses on the personal lives of the characters.