i finished ‘political animals’
only 1 person died, and we didn’t even see it happen, but it deals somewhat with forced/coerced coming out, and also there’s a suicide attempt and a drug overdose that wasn’t a suicide attempt and also doesn’t result in death. also bulimia and drug use/abuse. also lots of sex.
but it has a (sort of) happy ending! none of the main family dies!
it was pretty good, but not super great. i started it because of sad gay sebastian stan, and i finished it because he was still there and also sigourney weaver in lots of classy suits and wow the grandma was awesome. but, being only 6 episodes, the plot didn’t really develop as well as i was hoping, and some of the reporter-type stuff didn’t make a lot of sense and was kind of convoluted and weird.
it really was like a shorter, not quite as high-stakes version of ‘house of cards’ but starring a woman.
and now i’m gonna watch ‘kings’ because i want to suffer (apparently)