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Alpha House 2 Seasons 2014

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Season 1
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4.2 out of 5 stars (18,376) IMDb 7.2/10

An Amazon Original series: They work in the Senate. They live in the house - Alpha House. Created by Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury, Tanner '88).

Starring:
John Goodman, Clark Johnson

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Season 1
1. Pilot

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

TV-MA CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: April 19, 2013
2. No Shame

The senators adjust to their new roommate, and his girlfriend, as preparations for the Congressional Delegation to Afghanistan continue.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 27 minutes Release date: November 14, 2013
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3. All Weapons Red

As the re-election battles heat up the four senators travel to Afghanistan as part of a Congressional Delegation.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: November 15, 2013
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4. Triggers

After a surprise explosion in Afghanistan leaves Louis recovering from an injury, Adriana makes controversial private arrangements for the group to return home.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: November 22, 2013
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5. Hippo Issues

Tempers heat up as Gil John's wife Maddie (Julie White) arrives to help him prepare for his upcoming debate with Digger Mancusi. Meanwhile, Louis continues to recover in the hospital and Senator Armiston (Cynthia Nixon) leads an ethics committee investigation against Robert.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 28 minutes Release date: November 29, 2013
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6. Zingers

Louis continues to gain constituent support as Shelby (Haley Joel Osment) chronicles his recovery. Gil John faces Digger Mancusi in a town hall where he struggles to keep up with his polished and well-liked opponent, despite much help and coaching from Robert and Andy.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: December 6, 2013
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7. Prayer Brunch

Rosalyn (Wanda Sykes) organizes a prayer brunch to celebrate Louis' homecoming from the hospital, but the Senators and their fellow Democrats find it difficult to set aside their differences. Aaron and Tammy's relationship continues to grow and Lola has a surprise in store for James.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: December 13, 2013
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8. Ruby Shoals

While on the campaign trail through North Carolina, Gil John blows off a meeting with the governor to visit Ruby Shoals where he becomes re-inspired about his campaign. Robert's pro-fracking visit to a constituent's home in Pennsylvania does not go as planned.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 26 minutes Release date: December 20, 2013
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9. The Rebuttal

Robert proves to the ethics committee that he would never take a mohair suit while Andy prepares to deliver a rebuttal after the State of the Union. Louis is put in the spotlight on his first day back when James mistakenly tweets a photo intended for Lola from the wrong account.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 28 minutes Release date: December 27, 2013
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10. Showgirls

Louis decides to help showgirls organize, but the Watt brothers stand in his way. A video of Gil John hitting a soldier with a chair in Afghanistan goes viral so Maddie looks for a way to humanize him and Andy's Vanity Fair cover shoot takes an unexpected direction.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 27 minutes Release date: January 3, 2014
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11. In the Saddle

When another senator dies unexpectedly, Gil John is asked to organize the funeral arrangements. Louis wins the Nevada primary but Robert has to face off in a Pennsylvania debate to cool the competition.

TV-MA CC Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: January 10, 2014
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Bonus: Preview

Get a taste of Alpha House, the new Amazon Originals comedy series featuring John Goodman and created by Garry Trudeau.

TV-NR CC Runtime: 1 minute Release date: April 19, 2013

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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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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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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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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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It would be 5 stars if there was more balance to the humor. John Goodman is excellent! He needs a Left Wing foil that is equally bonkers to the left as Goodman's character is to the Right. Since Trudeau is the creator and writer I don't expect to see much balance. So far the Democratic colleagues are of excellent virtue and pure of heart Who knows maybe I'll be surprised later, I have only seen the first 3 episodes.
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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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I'm 9 episodes in, and I'm done. It was pretty funny, and had a great cast, and John Goodman was great, as always. But, it finally crossed over from being a witty, satirical comedy in episodes 8 and 9, to just being left-wing propaganda. That wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the flat, non-nuanced, one dimensional view of conservatives and libertarians that the show depicts.

There's something really lost when the writers and producers basically have a Youtube comments section view and understanding of conservatives. In order to pull of great satire, you have to have an understanding of what you're satirizing. But, as a libertarian, the two self-righteous speeches given by the characters just show that there aren't any people writing or producing the show that actually know any conservatives. It's like racist whites doing black face, and trying to satirize black people without ever actually knowing any black people. It just falls flat. There's plenty to satirize in any political movement, but to pull it off well, you have to have some empathy and understanding of what your satirizing.

But, in Alpha House the longer I watch it the more disrespected I feel from people who don't even both trying to learn about what they mock. And, it's entirely unbalanced. There's no do gooder leftist who's heart is in the right place, but with no understanding of economics or the real world.

Good political satire going over multiple episodes needs some balance. Otherwise, it can cross over into propaganda. Alpha House did just that.

Sad really, because I really liked it.
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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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