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01-06-2014, 07:00 PM
Holy crap this is the funniest political TV series I've ever seen. Forget Scandal, forget The Newsroom. If you follow politics at all you should give this a watch.

Produced by Garry Trudeau, author of Doonesbury, Alpha House revolves around four Republican U.S. Senators sharing a fraternity-like house in Washington, D.C. in the middle of election season.

Sen. Gil John Biggs, played by John Goodman, is an alcoholic old fart with a rock-solid Senate seat in North Carolina, given his legacy as a retired basketball coach of the Tar Heels. That is, until he's suddenly challenged by the current basketball coach at Duke.

Sen. Robert Bettencourt is a veteran Senator from PA and the GOP's token black guy. A blatant shill for private military contractors, he finds himself being investigated by the Ethics committee.

Sen. Louis Laffer, an effete Mormon from Nevada, owns the house. He's being primaried by a Tea Party candidate running on a tough cowboy image, and is desperately trying to rebrand himself to rebuff insinuations that he is gay (which backfires tremendously when he makes an appearance on The Colbert Report).

Sen. Andy Guzman is a Cuban-American rising star from Miami, FL (obvious Marco Rubio figure) and the new housemate, replacing Sen. Smits (Bill Murray) after being indicted in the pilot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa4jvMBjC8M). Almost as physically impeccable as his résumé, aside from his inability to keep his dick in his pants. Currently boning the manager of his own Super PAC.

The series is currently exclusive to Amazon Prime streaming video, but the first three episodes are free to watch. The four end up going to a photo op with the troops in Afghanistan, which ends in calamity. Very worth it if you've got an hour and a half to kill.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CDBTQCW/