BWW Recap: MADAM SECRETARY Opens with 'Operation Stupid Kids'

September 22, 2014 11:23 AM

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Hello Stranger Friends, welcome as we begin our journey following CBS's latest primetime political drama, MADAM SECRETARY. I have been excited for this show to launch as I feel that the political drama has in recent years been contorted into the soapy waters of serial television, and I am hoping that MADAM SECRETARY can bring back the genre's great writing, topical discussions, and fine acting, a la THE WEST WING. After watching the first episode, I have high hopes that we are on our way to just that, one or two disappointments notwithstanding.

The strong opening sequence begins with two young men thrown into a cell that has all the sights and sounds of a presumed Middle Eastern prison. The dramatic start leads to the introduction of our title character, Elizabeth McCord, professor, walking the halls of the University of Virginia with stud...

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