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Alpha House 2 Seasons 2014

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Season 1
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4.4 out of 5 stars (79) IMDb 7.1/10

An Amazon Original, available exclusively to Amazon customers. They work in the Senate. They live in the house - Alpha House.

Starring:
John Goodman, Clark Johnson

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Season 1
1. Pilot

Re-election battles, looming indictments, parties, their Party...these senators need a drink. And a new housemate. An Amazon Original pilot, more episodes available soon exclusively to Amazon customers.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 1 January 2013 24 minutes
2. No Shame

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

AGES-15-AND-OVER 15 November 2013 26 minutes
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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.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 15 November 2013 24 minutes
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.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 22 November 2013 23 minutes
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5. Hippo Issues

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

AGES-15-AND-OVER 29 November 2013 28 minutes
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6. Zingers

Louis continues to gain constituent support as Shelby (Haley Joel Osment) chronicles his recovery. Gil John faces Digger Mancussi 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.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 6 December 2013 23 minutes
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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.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 13 December 2013 23 minutes
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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-inpsired about his campaign. Robert's pro-fracking visit to a constituent's home in Pennsylvania does not go as planned.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 20 December 2013 26 minutes
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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.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 27 December 2013 28 minutes
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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.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 3 January 2014 26 minutes
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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.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 10 January 2014 30 minutes
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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 Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Amazon has done well with 'Alpha House' - it is genuinely funny with an excellent ensemble cast and even better writing. The first episode is okay but this is to be expected as the cast attempts to a grip on the material and us viewers, especially in the UK, try and understand the unfamiliar setting but the series really gets better and better and by the fourth episode you will be committed to 'Alpha House' for as long as it lasts and then some.

There are some really good ideas here and the writing is spot on bringing out the absurdity of partisan politics and the effect lobbyists with huge payouts ultimately have on both government and the wider society through the machinations of 4 Republican Senators who share a house (Washington DC is one of the most expensive places to live in). Three of the four are involved in re-election races within the GOP and all are worried about losing to candidates who are so far to the right that our lot are considered moderates or even 'lefties' within the party. This fear and insecurity leads to chaotic decision-making and ill-thought strategies that make for funny situations and encounters. The last member of the quartet is a smooth Latino lothario whose billionaire girlfriend is grooming him for the presidency.

There are some negatives - a few stereotypes and situations but overall this is a refreshingly funny comedy series set in American Politics. Recommended!
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I refreshingly funny take on Washington. Every episode leaves you wanting more. Well cast and brilliantly written. A perfect mix of character development and humour.
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Well written,fun and light.
Someone criticized it as "not a house of cards" and gave it 1 star.
Its a comedy,it pokes fun at the system.
Its not war and peace.
Get a beer out,chew some pretzels and enjoy.
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Garry Trudeau and Amazon could well be on to a winner here. Alpha House is a great original comedy that pokes fun at the Republican party without ever getting too political, with water-tight writing and great performances - particularly from Clark Johnson as Robert Bettencourt – wrapping everything up in a hilarious sitcom, one of the best I’ve watched in recent memory.
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Great cast, really enjoyable, watched all in a single sitting. John Goodman is especially on great form throughout the series.
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Very funny. Probably more realistic than "The West Wing"! Looking forward to the series. However, I think it's ridiculous that I must type in superfluous words before Amazon will let me submit my review. This is supposed to be entertainment!
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As another reviewer neatly summarised it: Roseanne meets West Wing. Amusing and well acted - although it could stand to be sharper on the satire occasionally. A good investment by Amazon, I hope a second season will be forthcoming.
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I just like anything that Clark Johnson is involved with acting or directing (season 5 of The Wire, Homeland, Homicide a Year on the Streets, The Shield) so my attention was drawn to this. Good to see Clark doing humor. There were a couple of laugh out loud moments in the first episode which encouraged me to keep watching. The look and feel of the whole show is classy. Comparisons are not always a good guide but as a means of describing what the show is like I would say it is not as out and out ludicrous as VEEP can be and although I'm only a few episodes in to Season 1 I feel it may have more interest than a simple lampoon. There are characters who are involving. Wanda Sykes is also in the show and I look forward to seeing more of her too. The shows are short under 25 min run time but they pack a lot in and don't seem rushed or hurried an give full value. The opening credit sequence in it's final shot makes sense of the 4 main characters as they walk down a corridor of power Lewis realising the others are all looking intently at their phones has to quickly pat his pockets to find his own and this in a single image reveals the hapless nature of his character. It is touches like that which distinguish Alpha House as one to watch. There are 3 seasons as I write this and I am looking forward to enjoying the rest of the shows.
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