Television

1600 Penn 1×03: It takes two to tango, also in politics

1600 Penn 1x03: So You Don't Want to Dance

1600 Penn 1×03: So You Don’t Want to Dance

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1600 Penn 1×03: So You Don’t Want to Dance
President Dale and Emily try to pass a bill for which they have to convince Senator Thoroughgood to vote for it. Good ol’ Thoroughgood turns out to be a grumpy racist in a wheelchair, so that shouldn’t be so hard, right?? Besides that, Emily finds that people down talk her since she’s become a first lady. With which she does have a point. Tell me, where do YOU stand on sleeves?

Skip asks mailroom girl Stacie to be his date to the formal White House Ball. She accepts, but just to going as friends. Which is exactly what Skip is after too. He’s so not going to ask her to be his girlfriend and end up publicly embarrassed. I don’t know where you get that from.

It’s a first for political issues in 1600 Penn. After all, the show is about a Presidential family, so that kind of gave the surprise away. Of course the writers juice it up with over-exaggeration of how it actually works in politics (For God’s sake let’s at least hope so. Although Michelle’s tango would win over hundreds of old grumpy men, I’m sure). Let’s first focus on character development and plot lines, before we even consider addressing actual/deeper political topics. That might not be this show’s job to do anyway. We’ve also got to see more of a personal side of the characters for the first time as we learned Becca and Marshall used to date (cute!) and Dale and Emily are a killer team. With that, 1600 Penn takes a step in the right direction week by week. – 7

This week’s favorite quote
Skip: “That sounds like a helicopter. Bec-ca, bec-ca, bec-ca, bec-ca, bec-ca.” (Because it just really sounded like a helicopter)

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