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A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession.

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 Tom Kirkman (34 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Alex Kirkman (25 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Aaron Shore (25 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Emily Rhodes (25 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Mike Ritter (25 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Seth Wright (25 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Hannah Wells (25 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Jason Atwood (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Leo Kirkman (15 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Kimble Hookstraten (15 episodes, 2016-2017)
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A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession.

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Jail scene in Season 1, Episode 6 filmed in the Segregation Unit of the Metro Toronto West Detention Centre which has been recently torn down. See more »

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Speechwriter #2: Guy's never been elected to anything.
Speechwriter #1: Did you know President Richmond fired him this morning? Now he's the president.
Seth Wright: Maybe he'll realize he has no business running the country.
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Back to the tripe we thought we'd got rid of...
24 October 2016 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Was really excited when I read the synopsis for this. Political intrigue, a scenario that I haven't seen on screen before and Kiefer Sutherland - what's not to like? Well, just about everything as it turns out so far...

I won't bother going into any of the story as it's really not worth wasting the energy on, suffice to say this is exactly the kind of glossy, play-safe, cliché-filled, USA, USA propaganda rubbish that I thought we had resigned to the annals of history.

With so many TV shows of recent years delivering outstanding material (Breaking Bad, Sopranos, GOT, House Of Cards, True Detective etc etc), this just falls by the wayside in every respect.

The concept is great and the acting is okay, but the script and the story line are beyond cheesy. To echo what another reviewer said - Sutherland's character goes from being freaked out that he is all of a sudden the leader of the free World, to delivering lines that sound like they jumped right out of the pages of the Independence Day script in Episode 2 (no slur on ID there - that was supposed to be a fun and entertaining movie). This on the other hand isn't, it's taking itself far too seriously with nothing gritty to back it up.

It may have been a good show in the late 90's, but we've moved on a lot from then.


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