Madam Secretary stars Tea Leoni as the Secretary of State. The title seems weird. It makes it sound like her being a woman is an odd thing, but three of our last five (Albright, Rice, Clinton) have been women. So out of all the high profile jobs in Washington, this is the one that at this point is the least remarkable for a woman to hold. But I guess they’re putting it on before The Good Wife, so maybe they’re thinking fans of that show are interested in other lady shows, so they want to highlight its ladyness.
Tim Daily is her husband, Bebe Neuwirth is her chief of staff or whatever, Mr. Christina Hendricks/the snozzberries taste like snozzberries guy is her speech writer, William Sadler is some CIA guy, Zeljko Ivanek plays the White House Chief of Staff, and Keith Carradine is the President.
Anyway, the show isn’t especially bad, but it’s not very good either. If there weren’t two clunky bits of dialogue early on, I probably would have given it a second shot, but I really can’t see a reason to keep watching.