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Political Animals: The Complete Series

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1 PoliticalSet in Washington, DC, this series is a look at a fictional former first family in turmoil. Academy Award- and Emmy Award-nominee—and Golden Globe and BAFTA winner—Sigourney Weaver stars as Elaine Barrish Hammond, a former first lady and current Secretary of State, who struggles to keep her family together as she deflects probing questions from a prize-winning journalist. While resolving international crises alongside manipulative colleagues and strategizing her own Oval Office bid, she must also cope with her brilliant ex-husband’s philandering exploits and her sons’ struggles with drugs and guilt. One of the sons, T.J. (Sebastian Stan), is gay. Weaver was nominated for Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for her portrayal. The series was created by openly gay Greg Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters). Ellen Burstyn co-stars. Warner Home Video (wbshop.com). —Troy Carrington

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