#watched S1E1 of #Braindead from CBS

PLOT FOR S1E1: "When Laurel returns to Washington, D.C., to work for her brother, Sen. Luke Healy, she discovers that budgetary disagreements have halted the government, and mysterious bugs are ..." ("The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics Is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century")
MY VERSION: "Aliens" have invaded Earth, and they are taking over Capitol Hill!

IMDB-VERSION: "A government employee discovers that the cause of the tensions between the two political parties is a race of extraterrestrial insects eating the brains of the politicians." (IMDb)

Close enough.

Don't over think it. Stuff might ooze out of your ear ...

A "Mars Attack!" (Tim Burton's) in a bizarre mash-up of a "political procedural" this side of "House of Cards", "Madam Secretary" and it's ilk, embraced by a musical vibe of a Danny Elfman-ish's score, with hint of comedy… or rather, I didn't think it warranted huge guffaws to label it otherwise, but that's just conservative me ~ *smile*

By the end of the first episode, it felt so much a literal "mixture" of different genres, remixed into each other, awkwardly so. Too early for me to judge the rest of the series, at least until a coupla episodes more? Needless to say, I am not "shaking my fists in a triumph high" at the skies, about how "great" this show/ep had been, even with the pedigree of being produced by Scott Free productions, with Ridley Scott created as "Executive Producer".

But I believe in Ridley, so we'll see…

… now about THAT song from The Cars… :)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, fresh from her splendid outing in "10 Cloverfield Lane" takes on the small screen as "Laurel Healy" (although IMDB has this series listed before the film :p) - a documentary filmmaker paying off her student loans and taking up a job to help his bigger brother Senator "Luke Healy" (played by Danny Pino), with dad paying her if she did so.

Anchoring this series, pedestrian walk-on so far, and far from exceptional, I have to admit, seemingly more "alien" to this show than the slug-infested ones are, I dare say.

I wanted to say "Ramona Flowers" has all grown up, but that seemed pretty obvious.

And I've always been a sucker for a pretty face - which no doubt will cause my downfall (or had … *cough*) - so MEW gets a pass today.

WHAT-IS: "BrainDead is an American thriller television series created by Robert and Michelle King. CBS announced a 13-episode straight-to-series order on July 22, 2015. The show premiered on June 13, 2016. The series centers around the White House, in Washington, D.C., where a conspiracy is set that many members of Congress have been infected with a sort of "bug", as said by one member." (Wiki)