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Designated Survivor 

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A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession.

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A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession.

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Abu Fayed was the "bad" guy in Season 6 of "24." Danny Fayed was the name of the kid killed in "Designated Survivor." See more »

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[from trailer]
Tom Kirkman: Mike, please, just tell us what you know.
Mike Ritter: Capitol's been attacked. Congress, Cabinet... Eagle is gone. Sir, you are now the President of the United States.
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Started amazing and went down the drain very quickly.
21 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

This was such a promising start of a new soap. Great first episode, moderate second one and then it went downhill. Just finished seeing episode 17 and my feeling is like this: when did The Last Survivor became Brothers & Sisters?

It feels like the same soppy characters that are all very polite and extremely friendly, even when they are enemies to each other. Totally unrealistic. Even President Kirkman, what a wimp. They are trying to give him a Barrack Obama feeling, but his always being good and righteous makes you wanna barf (sorry for the language) at many points.

Without telling something about the plot, but in episode 17 they bring in a hot topic: early stage dementia. A side character has this and the way President Kirkman's heart is bleeding feels just like, utterly unrealistic.

I will continue to see what the end of the first season will be like, but I doubt it will be renewed for a second season. Damn story writers, get your act together. You had a very good story and totally blew it with unrealistic stories and unlovable characters.

On the other hand, if you want no-brains-necessary TV, this is your soap opera. You can even watch it without paying much attention to details. Everything is explained very careful so you won't miss a thing.


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