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DesperatelySeeking2016 Thu 29-Sep-16 21:30:47

Anyone watching on Netflix? I'm really enjoying it.

LokisUnderpants Thu 29-Sep-16 21:31:56

Have it on my list for watching this weekend. Looks good.

Akire Thu 29-Sep-16 21:32:34

Watched it weekend, thought was Ok but only the one episode so bit pointless really!

DesperatelySeeking2016 Thu 29-Sep-16 21:36:32

The 2nd episode is online, I just watched it. It is frustrating and very retro to have to wait for the next instalment!

Akire Thu 29-Sep-16 21:38:02

Ok thanks! Shall pace myself then

TinyPawz Tue 04-Oct-16 00:25:46

Love the premise of this. Could be very interesting. Curious as to how the other designated survivor will fit into the cabinet if at all.

Akire Tue 04-Oct-16 23:30:45

Saw the second one wasn't bad, few plots going on. Wonder how long until the next one?

user1471134011 Wed 05-Oct-16 08:16:18

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AlbusPercival Wed 05-Oct-16 08:17:40

DH and I really enjoying it. So annoying to have to wait s week for next episode though!!

Akire Wed 05-Oct-16 13:08:25

Our prime minster stands down we have new one that afternoon. Given current campaign had been going on for best part of 2y any designated survivor is going to have a long job on their hands!

DesperatelySeeking2016 Thu 06-Oct-16 20:59:32

I'm really enjoying it. He is such a good man!

DesperatelySeeking2016 Thu 06-Oct-16 21:05:19

Argh just got to the crucial bit at the end when they are looking at footage from before the bombing and Netflix has crashed angry

MinervaMcG Thu 20-Oct-16 14:45:44

I'm loving this. 4 eps out now, and released weekly. It's cheesy but I love it.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 20-Oct-16 14:47:34

It's awesome grin What day are the new episodes released?

MakeItStopNeville Thu 20-Oct-16 14:51:07

We like it here. BUT!! The best show this season is This is Us on NBC. That is awesome. I believe Channel 4 have bought it for U.K. showing so get your tissues ready!

KondosSecretJunkRoom Thu 20-Oct-16 14:54:56

I don't know. Keither Sutherland is a bit fucking wet. I know that's the point but I watch each new episode hoping that he'll lose his shit and start shooting at people.

vvviola Thu 20-Oct-16 14:55:48

I'm quite enjoying it but it's giving poor DH the rage (not a difficult thing to do, tbh grin). He keeps yelling at the tv and complaining that they are just copying West Wing storylines and that the West Wing was much better.

It all came to a head last week when the speechwriter was holding a baseball and DH yelled "they're just trying to make him look like Toby". confused

I do worry about him sometimes grin

I hope it doesn't end up like Madam Secretary, we watched a few episodes of that and then it just seemed to get daft.

user1471134011 Thu 20-Oct-16 22:29:21

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tribpot Mon 14-Nov-16 20:01:07

Marking my place - I am binge-watching this to catch up and loving it.

Cooroo Tue 15-Nov-16 06:29:34

DP and I enjoying it. Interesting premise, esp how his decent intentions start to be eroded just to get things done. Was shouting 'Come on Jack Bauer, go and interrogate him yourself!' at the latest.

IEatCannibals Tue 15-Nov-16 06:37:39

I'm enjoying it.

Have also just discovered west wing so watching both series is slightly confusing at times!

OliviaStabler Tue 15-Nov-16 06:39:21

I love this show! Think it is brilliant. Only issue is waiting for the episodes sad

tribpot Tue 15-Nov-16 12:35:06

Now up-to-date.

It is a bit too West Wingy, although hard for any show set in the West Wing to avoid comparisons. Press secretary flirting with journo? Already done. Next!

Now I'm wondering if it's borrowing storylines from Homeland too, and McLeish is a Damian Lewis type. He gets confirmed as Veep, then Keifer mysteriously dies and voila.

Obviously ludicrously far-fetched (like Madam Secretary) but enjoyable too (ditto). If security is really that lax around the State of the Union, I think they need to get in a team of the Yeoman of the Guard who ritually search the Palace of Westminster for bombs before the state opening of Parliament.

Dogolphin Wed 16-Nov-16 14:23:19

I think that McLeish/whoever planned to be POTUS but didn't know about the designated survivors. Keifer didn't know about the other designated survivor.

tribpot Wed 16-Nov-16 16:01:22

No I think they must have done - that line of succession stuff is reasonably well known (not to mention covered in The West Wing, along with the concept of federalising the national guard, I came up with that solution way sooner than anyone on Designated Survivor and I don't even know what it means!).

It basically goes Veep, Speakers, Cabinet - some random congressman wouldn't get a look in.

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