09:46 AM EDT 07/10/2016
Originally posted 06/13/2016 04:30PM
Anyone who watched The Good Wife will be willing to indulge Robert and Michelle King, that now-retired show's creators, as they launch their conceptually bizarre new summer series on CBS.
BrainDead – even the inelegant title probably won't put off Good Wife fans – is a satire of Washington politics based on a horror premise borrowed from Invasion of the Body Snatchers. But at a certain point in the premiere you may decide that this isn't going to work. In my case, that point arrives when Tony Shalhoub, playing Senator Red Wheatus, tilts his head to the side and seems to defecate from his left ear. The clump of mass that he has discharged, we realize, is a sausage's worth or more of his brain.
This is unpleasant.
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