Designated Survivor (2016-?)

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Designated Survivor (2016-?)

Network:

ABC

Starring:

Kiefer Sutherland

Natascha McElhone

Adan Canto

Plot:

A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.

Review:

How can you not want to watch something with that tagline? Especially with the current political climate in our country.

I’ve never watched an episode of 24 so I went into this show with very little exposure to Sutherland and in all honesty was thinking more about Jack Ryan in the book Executive Orders. If they can keep up the good guy image of Sutherland’s character I think I could really enjoy this show. Seeing him battle and win in Washington would be amazing, if unrealistic, after all I do love Mr. Smith goes to Washington.

I’m going to give the show a few more episodes before I fully commit, there’s a lot of side stuff going on and there was a lot to allude to in the pilot, so I’m still not too sure about the show. If it can keep up the idea of someone who is good and wants what’s best for the country and not make him become a corruptible asshole I think I could really enjoy the show. As long as he gets enough wins. I like the idea of hope in politics.

4/5

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