Commander in Chief

2005 TV-PG 1 season

Commander in Chief

2005 TV-PG 1 season
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With the U.S. President mortally ill, Vice President Mackenzie Allen (Geena Davis) is poised to become the first female president in the nation's history. Conniving Speaker of the House Nathan Templeton (Donald Sutherland), however, has other plans. Once in office, President Allen's challenges only deepen, as does Templeton's treachery. This well-produced political drama series earned Geena Davis an Emmy nomination for her pioneering role.
Geena Davis, Donald Sutherland, Harry Lennix, Kyle Secor, Ever Carradine, Caitlin Wachs, Jasmine Jessica Anthony, Anthony Azizi, Matt Lanter, Natasha Henstridge, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Polly Bergen, Hira Ambrosino, Samantha Eggar, Pamela Dunlap
  • SEASON  2

Summary of Season 2 (2006) - 2 discs

In this second installment of episodes, scheming Speaker of the House Templeton (Donald Sutherland) has to take over when the president's appendix ruptures aboard Air Force One, and President Allen (Geena Davis) tries to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. Despite winning a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the nation's first female president, Davis failed to win reelection for another season of this political drama, which was cancelled in 2006.
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: DTS 5.1 Surround
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the show features content that focuses on gender and politics. There is very little to object to other than comments made by Mac's adversary, who in the first episode jokes about human rights, a woman's ability to hold higher office, and menopause. One major plotline features a Nigerian woman threatened with violent death for having a child out of wedlock. A scene depicting her rescue that begins in a Nigerian prison is a little disturbing.

Sexual Content

Derogatory comments about women.


Not applicable


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The main character is a positive role model. However, her opponent makes sexist comments and plays a nasty trick. He is portrayed in a negative light though.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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