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Commander in Chief (2005)
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Commander in Chief (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Commander in Chief is an American drama television series that focused on the fictional administration and family of Mackenzie Allen, the first female President of the United States, who ascends to the post from the Vice Presidency after the death of the sitting President from a sudden cerebral aneurysm. The series began broadcasting on ABC on Tuesday, September 27, 2005, at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, although most countries outside North America began screening the series in mid-2006. The show was #1 on Tuesday nights until FOX's American Idol started in January. The show was also the #1 new show of the season until CBS' Criminal Minds surpassed it. Its major competitor in the 9:00 p.m. timeslot was FOX's House, which aired after American Idol. The series was created by American director Rod Lurie, director of the films The Contender and Deterrence and may have been inspired by The West Wing, a popular political drama on rival NBC. The network replaced Lurie with Steven Bochco as show runner, but declining ratings brought about a hiatus, a timeslot change and ultimately cancellation.
Style: sincere, clever, serious, realistic, political, talky, political drama
Plot: white house, head of state, rise to the top, society, workplace intrigue, sexism, americana, workplace, idealism, government official, workplace situations, legal, rivalry, power, marriage, spy, female protagonist, politics, female politician, submarine, women, usa president, usa politics, congress, senate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa

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The West Wing (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Madam Secretary (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: Former CIA agent Elizabeth Faulkner McCord is suddenly thrust into the position of US Secretary of State where she must quickly learn to drive international diplomacy, wrangle office politics and balance a complex family life.
Style: realistic, serious, political
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Political Animals (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 360 min.
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Story: Political Animals is a six-part miniseries. Elaine Barrish's husband Bud was a popular President of the United States during the 1990s despite his extramarital affairs. After leaving the White House, Elaine Barrish was elected Governor of ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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State of Affairs (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A newcomer to the Supreme Court finds himself a pivotal force on an often deadlocked bench, frequently at odds over hot-button cases in this earnest but brief legal drama.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, gloomy
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 52 min.
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Duration: 43 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere
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Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 108 min.
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Duration: 60 min.
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
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TV show
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