The fictional world of politics is even more badass & hilarious than the real world of politics....

It's the weekend! That means you'll probably be looking to entertain yourselves somehow. If you've got time, check out 5 of our favorite politically themed shows. 

1. House of Cards

This Netflix original Emmy winning series stars Golden Globe winner Kevin Spacey as ruthless, cunning Congressman Francis Underwood, who will stop at nothing to conquer the halls of power in Washington D.C. His secret weapon: his gorgeous, ambitious, and equally conniving wife Claire (Golden Globe winner Robin Wright). 

2. Veep

This HBO original comedy series has also won some Emmys. With aspirations of becoming the leader of the free world, Selina Meyer (Julia Louis Dreyfus) is relegated to the utterly powerless role of Vice President, which -- while only a heartbeat away from the excitement and prestige of the Oval Office -- is a never-ending string of pointless press opps and the frantic damage control that follows.  

3. The Americans

This show is one of the most popular on FX. It's a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. The arranged marriage of Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), who have two children – 14-year-old Paige (Holly Taylor) and 12-year-old Henry (Keidrich Sellati), who know nothing about their parents’ true identity – grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War and the intimate, dangerous and darkly funny relationships they must maintain with a network of spies and informants under their control.

4. Homeland

The premise of this Showtime drama series is a simple one. Sergeant Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) is found in Afghanistan by Delta Force, eight years after going missing in action. He returns home a national hero and a figure of hope, shaking hands with politicians, hosting BBQs and delivering heartwarming speeches about his loyal family. The only person who is concerned about Brody's return is CIA officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), who suspects he may be working for the enemy. 

5. Alpha House

This Amazon original comedy series starring John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy and Mark Consuelos is about four scandalous Republican U.S. Senators who share a house in Washington, D.C.

-By Brigida Santos, The Off the Grid Team

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