While you might be interested in politics, it can be difficult to break into the topic or dig deeper than the headlines.
But with these 15 shows, you’ll gain a greater understanding of what goes on behind the scenes and still have time for quality binge watching.
Politics isn’t easy to talk about, but you’ll find that these shows will help make it easier and more entertaining/interesting!
And even if you watch all of them this year, we’re sure there will still be plenty to keep your interests up for years to come.
Have fun! 🙂
The West Wing (“The Long Road Home”)
“There are lies, damn lies and statistics.” – Jed Bartlet
Family, friends, and even former presidents may be generous with their advice or advice to offer.
But you can trust the one person who knows the presidency inside out to give you the facts straight up.
If anyone knows what it takes to run this country, it’s Jed Bartlet.
As the president of the United States during season 1,
he served as a great voice of reason for viewers who were confused or unsure about what was going on.
Then as a congressman in season 2 and a senator in season 7, he shows us that politics can be a powerful force for good or evil.
Veep (“Off the Record”)
“Kangaroo Court” – Selina Melynk
Who else has a better handle on the political world than a former vice-president?
While there’s no character quite like Ike Buchanan in Veep, we couldn’t imagine how Selina would react to life as Veep.
She’s got it all: power, money, and looks. We wouldn’t be surprised if she rose to such heights that her beloved husband calls her “Madam President”
while they’re eating scallops at their summer home in Martha’s Vineyard.
But this one is veep to the core, so the show focuses more on her personal life rather than her official duties.
The West Wing (“The Weight”)
One of the most amazing parts of The West Wing is that even though some characters are always at odds,
they are always able to work together to achieve their goals.
Although some disagreements are snappy or heated, these discussions are usually resolved in time
for everyone to be able to work together for a common goal.
In “The Weight,” Gary works with Leo so he can use his influence with special interest groups and other presidents in order to pass a bill supporting troops in wartime.
House of Cards (“Chapter 30”)
“It’s always been about the money.” – Claire Underwood
Season 1 of House of Cards was great, but season 2 perfected this series, as it saw Frank take on a whole different side to his character –
a side that has been hidden for years.
Having stolen the identities of two dead members of congress,
he used this newfound power to fight for his family and into a position where he could push through a bill that would potentially ruin the entire country.
In one episode, he even goes so far as getting his wife to propose it. If that’s not impressive, we don’t know what is!
The Wire (“Politics”)
“It’s the only game in town.” – James McNulty
The following season of The Wire featured political campaigns.
Politicians running for office, debates between candidates, election night… the whole thing.
But this episode was more than just any political show you can find on TV already.
It was about hardcore politics and showed us a side of many politicians we may not have seen before.
It also showed how a politician can get a ridiculous amount of money for a campaign
what corruption can do to someone who spends every day of their life in politics themselves.
Say goodbye to Baltimore politics forever!
Veep (“The Bidder”)
“I’m from Little Rock, Arkansas. We can’t all be from New York City.” – Selina Melynk
In the season 3 episode “The Bidder,” Selina is worried about getting re-elected and is worried about how she looks in front of the voters.
As a politician, it’s not always easy being in the spotlight and being ridiculed for being a woman in politics.
It can be tough to just get through a grueling campaign without losing your mind during the whole process.
In this scene, we see just how deep her character can go when she’s just a normal person in a tough situation.
Veep (“Joint Session”)
“That’s how we’re going to play it.” – Selina Melynk
Every season of Veep is filled with great character moments, and this one tops the charts.Riddim Saunter
When Selina and her staff were forced to deal with a sudden national crisis, they had to figure out how they were going to work through the problem.