Just a few weeks ago, we were all praying for election season to be over. Now that the results are final, there are many of us wishing we could go back in time and relive the final weeks leading up to the election. For those whose minds still linger on the election — but who also want to move forward — we’ve got five shows that should help alleviate a little of the election remorse you’re feeling.
IF YOU LIKE UNLIKELY RISES TO POWER, WATCH HOUSE OF CARDS
Although a conniving Frank Underwood may remind you of another certain “politician” who quickly ascended to presidency, watch House of Cards for its unpredictable twists and turns — including murders, affairs and shaky relations with Russia. You can watch it now from Netflix. (Photo via Netflix)
IF YOU LIKE ELECTION COVERAGE, WATCH THE NEWSROOM
If your favorite part of election coverage was the election coverage itself, raise a glass to your favorite political journalist and then binge watch every single episode of The Newsroom. The Aaron Sorkin show explores the media’s role in the country and is just a gripping watch. Stream it now on HBO. (Photo via HBO)
IF YOU LIKE POLITICAL ABSURDITY, WATCH SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
There were some moments that seemed absolutely too funny and absurd to be true. Although — spoiler — they were real, these moments provided excellent fodder for the hysterical writers at SNL. Rewatch this season to see *almost verbatim* what happened this election season. You can keep up with this SNL season (and past ones) on Hulu. (Photo via NBC)
IF YOU LIKE THE POLITICAL MACHINE, WATCH VEEP
Julia Louis Dreyfus starts as a Vice President leading a ragtag staff around DC. Things inevitably get mixed up (and hysterical). All five seasons are now available on HBO. (Photo via HBO)
IF YOU LIKE WATCHING DEMOCRACY WORK, WATCH PARKS AND RECREATION
Although we may not always like the outcome of the vote, being a country that is able to peacefully transition political leaders is no small feat. Celebrate more of government and democracy at its best with the idealistic Leslie Knope and her team at Pawnee. You can watch the show on Hulu and Netflix. (Photo via NBC)
How are you working through your emotions post-election? Let us know @BritandCo!
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