American Political Shows and Movies to Get Your Mind Off of American Politics

776Media Beat Blog HeaderWith the recent election and a newly elected president, there have been many talks about politics. Here are some of the items we have in our collection with a focus on all that good political stuff (or you can watch these to get your mind off of the most recent election! Whichever you prefer, here are some quality pieces of entertainment for you, at the Media Services Library in Wells)…

TV Shows:

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24

The series begins with Jack Bauer, the head of field ops for an elite team of Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit agents, who uncovers an assassination plot targeting Presidential nominee David Palmer. Bauer  also goes through a whirlwind of 24 (hence, the series’ title) hour struggles to find a traitor within his own organization and to save his kidnapped wife and daughter.


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House of Cards – a personal favorite of mine

The series focuses around a congressman, Frank Underwood, who works with his wife, Claire (who is just as sly as he is), to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him and work his way into the oval office.

 


 

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Scandal

Pretty sure most of you have heard of this on the edge of your seat show written by Shonda Rhimes, but in case you have been under a rock since 2012 and/or #TGIT means absolutely nothing to you, here’s the scoop! A former White House Communications Director, Olivia Pope, starts her own crisis management firm and with the help of her elite team of gladiators, she makes the most indecent and sleazy scandals disappear.


Movies:

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Olympus Has Fallen

When the president is kidnapped by a terrorist who seizes control of the White House (Olympus), former presidential guard and Secret Service agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. National security must rely on Mike’s insider knowledge to save the president from his kidnappers.


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White House Down

While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.

-QN