by Damon Stone
Political Animals needs to stand back and look at the big picture.
The dull story comprised of writing that is trying too hard about a Hilary Clinton-esk character that divorces her former-president husband, becomes Secretary of State, and continues to be the mother of two sons, gay druggy immature for his age and the soon-to-be-wed “good” son.
The show delivers a poor introduction to the characters rendering them unlikable—who the hell cares about them? The painful show does contain one shred of light—Sigourney Weaver’s powerful performance. Unfortunately her natural ability cannot save the show’s unrealistic family tree. No family is comprised of people that interesting who aren’t exciting at all.
It’s obvious that “Animals” is vying for ratings. Even though the last two minutes showed a promising, forthcoming premise, the LONG pilot persuaded a future of poor execution.
Political Animals – Sundays 10/9c USA Network
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