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9 Political TV Shows & Documentaries to Watch Ahead of Inauguration Day

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Inauguration day is upon us.

As the U.S. gets ready to swear in a new president, we suggest tapping into a political show to fully embrace the moment: 

Here are some of our favorites:

 

Scandal

Who could ever say no to the madness that ensues when Olivia Pope and her White Hat advise President Fitzgerald Grant?

 

Veep

It’s a comical yet punchy look at the White House, which finds Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the second-in-line to the Commander-in-Chief. 

 

Designated Survivor

Kiefer Sutherland’s Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member, suddenly finds himself the President after an attack on the night of the State of the Union kills the president and nearly all of the Cabinet. 

 

 

Knock Down the House

AOC, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortnerz, is among four Democratic hopefuls profiled in the documentary that highlights the race dubbed as one of the most “shocking political upsets in recent American history.”

 

The Final Year

The documentary filmed throughout 2016 follows Barack Obama and his team in his final term. 

 

The West Wing

Aaron Sorkin delivered a series about the inner workings of the White House that has inspired many political shows that followed. 

 

House of Cards

Prior to those Kevin Spacey allegations, the series was one of the most popular amongst households as it followed Congressman Frank Underwood. After he was fired, Robin Wright took the lead.

 

Madam Secretary

In this political drama, Elizabeth McCord, a former CIA operative and political science professor, runs the world as Secretary of State. 

 

The Handmaid’s Tale

Critics have draw parallels between the series, a dystopian drama about a futuristic America where a society controls women, and Donald Trump’s America. The series has also inspired many protests around the world, most recently the women’s movement against the abortion ban in Poland. 


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11 Best Spooky TV Shows That Are Perfect to Watch For Halloween

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11 Best Spooky Halloween TV Shows to watch 2021

With Halloween stretching the month of October, you might find yourself looking for a spooky show to add to your rotation. 

We’ve compiled a list of shows that will send a shiver down your spine on a breezy fall night. 

Just be sure to leave the night light on… you know, to scare away any bad spirits or witches. 

Nancy Drew – 2 Season, Season 3 premieres on October 15 (The CW)

When it comes to TV mysteries, no one does it better than Nancy Drew. The writers deliver compelling mysteries with unexpected twists while maintaining the integrity of the plot and developing well-rounded, relatable, and likable characters in the process. And the cheap thrills aren’t so bad either.

 

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – 4 Seasons (Netflix)

Her name is Sabrina Spellman, and she is a half witch, half mortal trying to retain her human side while also learning all there is to know about her coven and the Dark Lord. This isn’t the teenage witch you remember, but it’s the one you’ll want to befriend.

 

Fear Street – a Film Trilogy Event (Netflix)

The three-parter, based on the writings of R.L. Stine, is set in three centuries: 1666, 1978, and 1994 and finds friends taking on evil forces after a series of slayings.

 

Scream – 3 Seasons (MTV and VHI)

Based on the 1996 slasher film of the same name, the anthology series revives a dangerous killer by the name of Ghostface. 

 

YOU – 2 Seasons, Season 3 premieres on October 15 (Netflix)

An obsessive stalker named Joe Goldberg sets his sights on his next muse (and victim)… you. The series explores how far he’s willing to go for love. 

 

 

Big Sky – 1 Season, Second Season Currently Airing (ABC)

Set in Montana, private detective Cassie Dewell and Jenny Hoyt investigate the kidnapping of three women along a remote highway, which brings them into the orbit of two very shady and manipulative men.

 

Dr. Death – 1 Season (Peacock)

Based on the hit podcast and inspired by the chilling true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a charismatic doctor who opens up a neurosurgery practice in Texas. But things take a grisly turn when patients going in for routine spinal surgeries leave permanently disabled or dead. 

 

Perfect Strangers – 1 Season (Hulu)

Nicole Kidman stars in the series based on The New York Times best-selling book by Liane Moriarty (also the author of Big Little Lies!). Kidman stars as a retreat director who hopes to better nine strangers and transform their lives. 

 

Murders in the Building – 1 Season (Hulu)

Martin Short, Steve Martin, and Selena Gomez star as three true crime-obsessed strangers who find themselves piecing together the event of a murder mystery that occurs at their Upper West Side apartment buiding. 

 

I Know What You Did Last Summer – Premieres October 15 (Amazon Prime)

A remake of the classic 1997 teen slasher, a group of teenagers is stalked by a mysterious killer a year after they are involved in a fatal accident on the night of their graduation that they swear to keep a secret. 

 

Ghosts – Premieres October 7 (CBS)

Halloween doesn’t always have to be scary. The single-camera sitcom, adapted from the British one of the same name, finds Sam and Jay moving into a mansion left to her by her great aunt. After a brush with death, she begins seeing dead people aka the spirits trapped inside the home and must find a way to live in unison with them. 

 

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5 Movies & Documentaries to Watch on the 20th Anniversary of September 11

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5 Movies & Documentaries to Watch on the 20th Anniversary of September 11

When someone asks you where you were on September 11, 2001, you can remember the day vividly. 

It doesn’t matter how old you were, your life was changed by the seismic event. 

And it’s hard to believe that 20 years have already passed. 

On Saturday, the world will experience a day of mourning on the 20th anniversary of the tragic events that took down the World Trade Centers, prematurely stole so many lives, and changed the world as we know it. 

Here are some of the most gripping movies and documentaries about 9/11 and a look at the world after:

 

Worth

Michael Keaton stars in the drama as a lawyer who aims to help the victims of the attacks and is forced to put a dollar value on the lives that were lost. 

Watch it on Netflix

 

Zero Dark Thirty

Osama bin Laden became a household name who took credit for the 9/11 attacks. The drama tells the story of a CIA agent (played by Jessica Chastain) who helps the Navy SEAL Team track him down and kill him in a nighttime raid.

Watch it on Amazon PrimeGoogle Play, or YouTube.

 

United 93

United 93 was the fourth plane hijacked by al-Qaeda in the attacks. It crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after heroic passengers took control. The drama is an account of what happened on the flight taken from the flight path, communication with air traffic control, phone calls, and interviews from loved ones of the victims. 

Watch it on Amazon PrimeHulu, or Peacock.

 

Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror

The timely five-part Netflix series uses the September 11 attacks as a starting point for a larger conversation about the 20-year war in Afghanistan, which we’re seeing play out in real-time with America’s evacuation.

Watch it on Netflix

 

NYC Epicenters 9/11-> 2021½

The four-part documentary hails from director Spike Lee, who conducted over 200 interviews for the series. It features stories and first-hand accounts from eyewitnesses to the tragedy that struck the heart of NYC. 

Watch it on HBO Max.


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Fourth of July Guide: Most Popular Patriotic Movies by State

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Fourth of July Guide: Most Popular Patriotic Movies by State

The best way to celebrate the red, white, and blue is with a patriotic movie or two.

Once you’re done soaking up the warm weather, indulging in some delicious food, and taking in the fireworks, you’ll likely want to wind down with a solid movie. 

Comparitech decided to look at the American-based movies that are most popular in each state, which might help you narrow down your choices! 

They found that some states are more avid patriotic movie fans than others. Idaho topped the list when it came to searching for several movies followed by DC, Alaska, and Utah. 

Idaho’s top picks included Tammy and the Bachelor, American Sniper, and Red Dawn,

The District of Columbia’s top movies had a recurring theme of politics, with Lincoln, Vice, and The American President all rising to the top.

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Several states preferred movies that were shot in their own backyard.

Georgia and Alabama chose Forrest Gump. The bench that Forrest sits on to narrate the entire movie is in Georgia. but as a child, Forrest lived in Greenbow, Alabama.

Hawaii preferred Pearl Harbor, which is where the harrowing events that took place on a Sunday morning in 1941 at the naval base in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu.

Texas chose The Alamo while Pennsylvania opted for Gettysburg

Illinois, Kentucky, New York, and Nebraska all used 1930’s nostalgia to feel more patriotic, choosing Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Gone with the Wind (1939), Allegheny Uprising (1939), and Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), respectively.

However, the most-watched movie overall was unsurprising 2020’s musical Hamilton on Disney+.

Want to know which movie was the top in your state? See more HERE!

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