Friday, 3 January 2020

Designated Survivor

Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland), a low ranking member of cabinet, is suddenly promoted to be the President of the United States when everyone else is killed during a State of the Union address. The first season is great, where the people have little faith in this untested President who is simultaneously trying to restaff the White House, run a country and find the bad guys. The action plot usually headed up by agent Hannah Wells (Maggie Q), who is surprisingly bad at driving and at following protocols.

You can taste the patriotism!

Still, the early success in the "action plot" is what generally cools this show down through the second and third season, turning more into a standard White House drama and while it was still good to watch Kiefer have some Jack Bauer moments, I feel it did ultimately lead to its cancellation.

The first season at least is definitely worth a watch, especially if you are a Kiefer Sutherland fan. After that your mileage may vary.

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