Designated Survivor (2016–2019)

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Action, Drama, Mystery

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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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  • Kiefer Sutherland in Designated Survivor (2016)
  • Malik Yoba and Xavier de Guzman in Designated Survivor (2016)
  • Michael J. Fox in Designated Survivor (2016)
  • Maggie Q in Designated Survivor (2016)
  • Designated Survivor (2016)
  • Aunjanue Ellis in Designated Survivor (2016)

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2 October 2016 | krcarrut
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Had to take the time to write this review. I had high hopes, and perhaps still do...the premise and Sutherland and Kal Penn give the show potential but after 2 episodes all I see is Americana sappy over the top sentimentality. I hope it gets better and will give it time yet but so far I had to keep from gagging. An exercise in political correctness so far. Oh the poor Muslims, ooh the racial profiling, ooh the poor heroes (has anyone paid attention to how ineffective and corrupt congress is recently). The stereotypical war monging general etc...I think Kal Penn has the best character so far. Sutherland has potential because he is Keifer but I wish the writers could have been more intelligent about how the addressed the issues they want to explore...which are all important issues of course but one would think they could have been "smarter" about how they did it rather than belch out another America shall overcome cliché. So watch at your own peril. I may choose to change my rating after a few more episodes but for the moment I gave it a 5 rating because they could have done much better with the cast and subject matter instead of pandering to American narcissism.

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