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‘Political Animals’ Reviews

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 07/12/2012

political animals‘Political Animals’ Reviews are in, and the critics have very mixed views on this new USA Network Series starring Sigourney Weaver.

Political Animals,’ premiering July 15th, is USA Network’s newest and most talked about TV Series. Sigourney Weaver is the star of ‘Political Animals’ playing the role of former first lady and current Secretary of State, Elaine Barrish Hammond. ‘Political Animalsnot only covers the politics, but also looks at the drama within her family life, and the DC Journalist (Carla Gugino) who is focused on ruining Elaine’s career.

With its premiere this week, critics are chiming in on ‘Political Animals’ and most of the reviews are not savory.

What the critics are saying about ‘Political Animals’:

The Hollywood Reporter: “The other actors are fine as well, but every time you want them to be involved in a political story, you get eating disorders andcoke addictions instead. Again, that might have had something to do with theimage we were sold of what Animals would be — so just because it doesn’t measure up that doesn’t necessarily mean the content is bad in a soapier context.”

Time Entertainment: “Political Animals believes that a good TV show, like a good politician, can make you look past its flaws and believe in its contradictions if it inhabits them lustily enough. In its better moments the show does that.”political animals

San Francisco Chronicle: “Wanting soap and dirt – a lot of dirt – he has fashioned something that’s watchable only if you completely divorce it from the realm of credibility.”

Las Vegas Weekly: “To succeed, it might be better off leaving the politics in the background.”

St. Louis Today: “’Political Animals’ is a smart companion piece to Aaron Sorkin’s drama “The Newsroom” and Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ comedy “Veep,” both on HBO, although it’s stronger than either of those — closer to “West Wing” territory.

Newsday: “’Political Animals’ is junk. Or, to elaborate, it’s a clanking, clattering collection of collagenous clinkers — of dialogue so inept, of acting performances so preposterous, of plot points so cliched that the only question worth posing is why someone of Weaver’s stature would be caught anywhere near a turkey like this.”

Early reviews of ‘Political Animals’ are showing mixed reviews. Most critics believe that ‘Political Animals’ is better off focusing on the drama side rather than the political stories.

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A Look at USA Network’s Political Animals:

 


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