TV Shows 5 Best Political Dramas Like Designated Survivor

5 Best Political Dramas Like Designated Survivor

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Political thrillers and dramas have come a long way and have evolved perfectly. One show which received a lot of attention was Designated Survivor.

It aired from 2016 to 2019 and starred Kiefer Sutherland in the lead role. The show was a success with critics calling it one of the best political dramas.

The show was released on Netflix and made a lot of viewers interested in the political genre. Here are five political thriller shows that will interest you!

1. House Of Cards

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House Of Cards

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Netflix’s best series is House Of Cards. This show has to be on every list of political shows list as it is a classic.
The show stars Robin Wright and Oscar winner Kevin Spacey.
The show deals with themes of power, betrayal and manipulation.
The series follows passion-hungry Democrat Frank Underwood and his quest for power. Frank and his wife, Claire, initiate an elaborate plan to attain power.

House Of Cards won numerous accolades. The series became the first online-only show to be nominated and the first to win at the Emmys.

2. The Wire

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A police procedural with some drama and thrill. Creation of a former homicide detective is something you will not want to miss.
The series follows Detective James McNulty and his team.
They investigate crimes in the populous city of Baltimore, Maryland.

The show received praise for its accurate portrayal of urban life, society and politics.
It is even today, one of the greatest television shows of all time.

3. Veep

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It is time to take a break from serious and dramatic shows and move over to a little comedy. This is where Veep comes in.
Veep is a political satire and follows Selina Meyer, the fictional vice president of the United States and her team as they attempt to make a mark in American politics.
Also, Meyer struggles to balance her personal and professional life.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ performance as Selina Meyer won her six consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.
Also, the show won Best Comedy Series from 2015 to 2017, three times in a row!

4. Homeland

Homeland is a spy thriller series that follows Carrie Mathison, a CIA officer with bipolar disorder.
He is on the lookout for an American prisoner who may have joined forces with a terrorist group.

Marine Nicholas Brody is held hostage and comes back in the scene after eight years. Then he becomes Carrie’s prime suspect.

Claire Danes portrayed Carrie and won an Emmy for her performance.

5. Succession

Succession is a satire. It revolves around the Roy family where each family member is fighting for control of the business empire. As they slowly see the family patriarch’s health declining.

The series is successful in creating a loyal fan base and also good comments from the critics, and because of such a good response, the show is also getting a new season.

If anyone wants an insight into a business empire and have some laughs, they can expect that from Succession. The show boasts of dark humour, great acting and sharp writing.

In conclusion, these shows will satisfy the appetite for the political genre and each show on this list enjoyable! Happy Watching!

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Rajiv Dadke
Rajiv Dadke has been writing articles since 2019. Based in Pune, he is a film enthusiast and movie obsessive who will always look for chances to go to the cinema and catch a film (every day too!). He loves superhero movies and is a diehard fan of filmmaker Christopher Nolan. He also looks forward to discussing films with anyone. He is also very enthusiastic about the awards season and will make his predictions on who will win the major trophies.

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