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BrainDead: Season One

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 12/1/16

This is not really my kind of show, which I said in my original review, but it's very well written. It's by the same people who did "The Good Wife," an excellent show. However, this is much more of a farce, as well as scifi. I normally do love scifi, but I don't like gross stuff in my scifi, and this show has a lot of gross stuff.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (who stars in "Fargo" next year) shines as the brother of a senator who discovers a shocking conspiracy in DC.  Danny Pino ("Cold Case") ably plays her brother, Senator Luke Healy.  Tony Shalhoub ("Monk") is wonderful as always as the corrupt opposition senator.

If you can get past the silliness, it has a lot of great political commentary, as well as some wonderful characters. The actors do a fabulous job, even though most of their characters' brains have been eaten by alien bugs.

I don't think I'm alone in my assessment of the show because it did very poorly in the ratings and won't be back for season 2. Summer shows generally don't get high ratings, anyway. However, I think that the real-life election overshadowed the show and made people so sick of politics that they probably didn't want to watch the show. I think most of us would have rather that the president-elect had his brain eaten by aliens...at least that would make more sense than the scary reality.

I'm glad to have the whole season on DVD, though, so I can find out what was really going on with this show. I didn't have time to watch it during the summer. There are many great features on the DVD to watch, too. Check it out and see for yourself!

MORE INFORMATION:

BrainDead: Season One
On DVD
Street Date: December 6

BrainDead is a comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C., politics that follows Laurel, a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who discovers two things: the government has stopped working and bugs are eating the brains of Congress members and Hill staffers.

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