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Commander in Chief: what’s the direction here?

Anybody else unhappy with last nights episode of Commander in Chief? Seems the folks at TV Squad were. This is what I left in the comments over there.

I thought this was the worst of the season so far. They can’t all be winners, but why was this one so bad? Totally agree with you on the Prez’s attire. Maybe the costume designers should go check out Meg Whitman’s (or other women CEOs) closet. Stop dressing Mack like she’s a gray wall. I’m also having a hard time with the ‘Everwood’ plot lines with the family. They had a chance to make a realistic first family and they’ve blown it so far.

I hate to keep comparing CIC to West Wing, but here you go. In WW you spend 40 minutes on the interpersonal play involved in making politics and get 7 minutes of personal relationships mixed in at the end or in sideways winks. In CIC you get 40 minutes of family soap opera and get 7 minutes of predictable politics thrown in.

Maybe Bochco can save the show.

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