Alpha House 2 Seasons 2013

An Amazon Original Series

Season 1
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(14,735) IMDb 7.2/10
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1. Pilot TV-NR CC

A comedy featuring John Goodman. Re-election battles, looming indictments, parties, their Party... these senators need a drink. And a new housemate.

Starring:
John Goodman, Clark Johnson
Runtime:
26 minutes
Original air date:
April 19, 2013

Available to watch on supported devices.

Pilot [HD]

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Adam Bernstein
Starring John Goodman, Clark Johnson
Supporting actors Matt Malloy, Mark Consuelos, Bill Murray, Yara Martinez, Alicia Sable, Brooke Bloom, Kobi Libii, Ben Rameaka, Craig Waletzko, Ned Noyes, Ted King, Marvin Avila, Kenneth Tigar, William Thomas Evans, Andy Prosky, Haley Joel Osment, Julie White, Colin Holmes
Season year 2014
Network Amazon Studios
Producers Jonathan Alter, Garry Trudeau, Elliot Webb
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Laugh out loud funny and just makes me smile.
pamp0404
I look forward to watching it every Sunday and can't wait until the next episode.
M P
Well written with a great cast of characters and actors.
Diana M

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

546 of 660 people found the following review helpful By Mike Glodo on April 27, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video
Ok. I'll fess up. I'm a political junkie. And a huge John Goodman fan.

And Alpha House feeds that beast.

Very well done - there are layers to this. Watch the staffers. Entire cast plays off of each other - wonderfully. The obsession with the mobile phones. Bill Murray and Colbert cameos.

I did not see that Gary Trudeau (Doonesbury fame) wrote/created this until the end credits. But yay for that.

This show has legs, and I want to see more of it. Highly recommended.
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176 of 212 people found the following review helpful By William Ross on December 2, 2013
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One of the funniest shows I've seen for awhile. Watched the first episode and I'm hooked for the duration. Sometimes "fiction" takes on a reality of its own!!! (If you get my drift.)
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Ibochild on July 30, 2014
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Inspired by the real life "Omega House," where four Democratic legislators reside (including U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York), "Alpha House" features four Republican senators who share living quarters in Washington, DC. This includes Gil John Biggs (played by John Goodman), an "organizationally challenged" senator from North Carolina, a former athletic coach, who is more concerned with perks of his job than passing legislation. Then there's Louis Laffer (Matt Malloy), the resident neat freak from Nevada, who seems to know more about women's clothing than the average male. (Gil John and Louis are like the senate version of "The Odd Couple") Pennsylvania Senator Robert Bettencourt (Clark Johnson) has a fondness for expensive suits and possibly some shady business dealings. Finally, there's Andy Guzman (Mark Consuelos), the womanizing freshman senator from Florida, who is not shy about his presidential aspirations. Despite their faults, all four of the senators are likeable fellows. Not a mean-spirited one in the bunch. Gil John, who has easily coasted by without actively campaigning, now faces a formidable challenger in the upcoming election. Louis and Robert also are up for reelection against more conservative opponents. A lot of the fun of the series is in the senators relationships with each other and with their competition. This includes not only competition during their reelection campaigns, but with other senators across the aisle. Cynthia Nixon plays Senator Carly Armiston, the smart, but self-righteous chair of the Ethics Committee. Wanda Sykes, who plays Senator Rosalyn DuPeche, who is also the fellows next door neighbor has a more cordial relationship with the guys.Read more ›
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118 of 144 people found the following review helpful By Carl K on December 19, 2013
I hope this is a sign of things to come from Amazon Video. Very funny, great casting, and wonderful writing. Hope there is another season soon!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Brennen Williams on December 4, 2013
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its hard for me to get interested in a show but i can make an exception for Alpha House,best show ever!!!!
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97 of 124 people found the following review helpful By FroOchie on December 19, 2013
This show is great... it's only barely political which keeps it funny for everyone without being too overly insulting but edgy enough to show the faults our politicians have. It's funny, well cast and a show I hope to see stay. Very good job.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Double Espresso in Decaf Town on March 17, 2014
With no particular political nuance, this heavy handed comedy lampoons republicans non-stop (if Stephen Colbert shows up for the fun then you have to know which way these political winds blow).

Once you get past the one-dimensional politics then it becomes... one dimensional. Four misfits: the effeminate naÔve one, the latin lover, the black serious guy and the self-aware unpretentious one we are to sympathize with among this mish mash of cartoon senators.

Oh well, inoffensive (except to your political sensibilities) so click play with dampened expectations.
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25 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 17, 2014
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I will say the acting is great and the story is fun. However I just felt this is going to be a continual bang on Republicans -- if it were across the board on all politicians I might feel better about it...

However if you do not like the Republican party at all -- this will make you laugh. And John Goodman is awesome as well as the rest of the cast...
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