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A political drama can describe a play, film or TV program that has a political component, whether reflecting the author’s political opinion, or describing a politician or series of political events.

1600 Penn

Just your everyday, average, presidential family.

Airdates: 2012 - 2013

Alpha House

Four Republican senators share the same D.C. house rental, and face re-election battles, looming indictments, and parties — all with a sense of humor.

Airdates: 2013 - 2014

Babylon 5 skull-crossbones

In the mid 23rd Century, the Earth Alliance space station Babylon 5, located in neutral territory, is a major focal point for political intrigue, racial tensions and various wars.

Airdates: 1994 - 1998

Boss skull-crossbones

A political drama about Chicago. At least Chicago makes a lot of it on it’s own.

Airdates: 2011 - 2012

Designated Survivor

Catastrophe! Everyone in politics dies except this one guy played by Kiefer Sutherland.

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Airdates: 2016 - 2019

Dirty Sexy Money skull-crossbones

Frankly none of the show was sexy, but it was dirty and there was a lot of money.

Airdates: 2007 - 2009

Hearts Afire

That’s the way of the world.

Airdates: 1992 - 1995

House of Cards skull-crossbones

It all comes falling down, like a house of cards.

Airdates: 2013 - 2018

Ingobernable skull-crossbones

The first lady of Mexico, a woman of conviction and ideals, must uncover the truth when she loses faith in her husband.

Airdates: 2017 - current

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Upper-crust DI Thomas Lynley and his partner, working-class DS Barbara Havers, solve crimes.

Airdates: 2001 - 2008


Following all the tropes of a classic American show, only in France, and not as fun at all.

Airdates: 2016 - 2018

Political Animals

Politics were never like this. Until 2016 actually…

Airdates: 2012