This show absolutely brilliant. Not only do we get to see the difficult decisions an secretary of state has to make, we can understand and sympathize on an emotional level that not many tv shows have the choices that Elizabeth McCord (played by a phenomenal Téa Leoni) has to make between doing what is the best thing for her country, and what is the right thing to do....
I especially like the fact that this is not just a tv show about the secretary of state, even though Téa Leoni is without a doubt the star that makes this tv show better by a factor of 10. No, its the supporting cast around her that makes this one of the better political drama tv shows i have seen in years. I can definitely see some love chemistry between Téa Leoni and Tim Daly (the husband Henry McCord). And the characters of the staff of from secretary are definitely being more developed over each episode.
This is absolutely one of those shows you need to keep an eye on. It has an intelligent script, an awesome cast, and a subject that is very interesting seeing that there is always something going on in the world, and the USA is always poking its nose where it (more often than not) does not belong....
I don't like the acting, the story is compelling.
Tea Leoni slurs her lines a lot i have noticed and it just takes me out of the story.
The kid actors are not terrible but still pretty bad and not believable.
I would recommend this show because of the story, but i would warn whom ever i recommend this to about the acting.
It's so compelling to see this story fold out i'm enjoying it so far :) 6.5/10
I love this show too, more and more. It's smart, intelligent and even though it isn't a rollercoaster like Scandal or HTGAWM it's still briliant. I'm really happy to see how more and more series are putting strong women in the forefront and this show does it in the best way in my opinion. There's no back and forth about whether to choose a family life or to have a high-powered political career, she does both, except the husband now has to pitch in more at home. But lo and behold, he doesn't need to give up his career either. ;-) I don't care much about the Hilary Clinton comparison, this is a tv show afterall and I'm taking it as such. In my opinion all the actors are doing a great job in portraying their respective characters (some better than others), but Tea Leoni is amazing. I rarely see her in dramatic roles and it's a shame, because she is great at it. I hope this show continues for a couple of more seasons and that they will keep this pace or get even better at it.
A great season premiere which I expect will be indicative of another stellar season. This is a 10 out of 10 series! If you didn't watch it last year, see if you can catch up and keep up.
So I really liked it at first. Like the story, the acting, everything. But then the kids... Not just their acting, it was the lines they had to say. Way to cliché... But what made me stop was the husband. He usually screws things up or acts like a 5 year old and yells nonsense. Being the good wife, she fixes it and all are happy again and the world is saved.
If she gets a divorce and files a restraining order against the kids I would watch it again :)