Designated Survivor: 1×01 – Pilot


Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member, is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol during the State of the Union.

When I first saw the trailer for this, I knew that the The West Wing fan in me had to give it a try and, hello, MAGGIE Q!  I’ll watch anything she is in thank you very much.

The West Wing comparisons aside, this is like a male-lead version of Madam Secretary whose first season I enjoyed but wasn’t able to hold my interest by the end of the first season.  Time will tell whether this does.

The Pilot was shockingly well made and it was good to see a bunch of familiar faces back on my screen, though oddly enough I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen Kiefer Sutherland in anything before ….


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