Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Impressed by the Commander in Chief
I have to confess I was a little sceptical about the new US series Commander in Chief. It's been panned by the critics as a sort of West Wing-lite, but I have very much enjoyed the first three episodes. It's broadcvast at 9pm on ABC1, which you can only get through Sky. I understand it will appear on E4 later in the year. It has the West Wing feel good theme, with public servants out to do their best and it is a little less edgy, but it manages to avoid using most of the stereotypes usually associated with dramas about female politicians. Geena Davis grows into the role as America's first female President and in the first three episodes scores two notable foreign policy successes, to prove her 'toughness' credentials. No doubt Hillary Clinton is an avid viewer.