“1600 Penn”: A political satire that’s short on wonkiness, big on wackiness

There are a lot of fictional politicians milling about the television these days. There’s Leslie Knope, State’s Attorney Peter Florrick, President Fitzgerald Grant, and Vice-Presidents Selina Meyer and William Walden. Until recently, Kelsey Grammar was the Mayor of Chicago on “Boss” and Sigourney Weaver was a version of Hilary Clinton on “Political Animals.” There are various defense and state department officials on “Last Resort,” a mayoral race in “Nashville,” and soon there will be all of Capitol Hill in Netflix’s forthcoming “House of Cards.” As of last night there are also the Gilchrists, America’s first family and the stars of “1600 Penn,” a new sitcom which sneak-previewed on NBC and will begin airing regularly in January.Continue Reading…

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“1600 Penn”: A political satire that’s short on wonkiness, big on wackiness


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