BrainDead Pilot Lurches Under Expectations

I love watching political dramas, but it’s rare that political dramas (or satires, or comedies) ever intersect with speculative¬†fiction. Aside from the brave president gunning down some space invaders, we don’t usually get a show about the inner workings of American politics which also includes aliens. That’s why I was so excited to hear about CBS’s summer show BrainDead. Not only does it boast a stellar cast, it also posits that gridlock in Washington is a result of brain-eating alien zombies. Sounds good, right? Unfortunately, I’d like to posit that BrainDead suffers a little from the zombie infection itself.

braindeadSpoilers after the jump.

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