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USA's 'Political Animals' and the way TV helps us see what we can be
USA's 'Political Animals' and the way TV helps us see what we can be

See Jane reach. See Jane reach for power and be denied. It might not yet be a full-blown theme, but that story line has made for one of TV’s more culturally intriguing narratives of this presidential election year. “Game Change” and the first season of “VEEP,” both made in Maryland by HBO, offered two very different takes on the topic. The former looked at Sarah Palin through the harsh lens of docudrama as an ill-prepared and over-reaching 2008 GOP candidate for vice president, while the latter took a lighter, satirical look at the way that office itself continually frustrates the ambitions of Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). And tonight comes...

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