‘Homeland’ & ‘Our Cartoon President’ Review: Spy Drama Returns On Point; Colbert’s Trump Comedy Flounders

Deadline | 2/9/2018 | Dominic Patten
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If you are a big supporter of Donald Trump or happy that Hillary Clinton never made it to the White House, then Showtime has a Sunday lineup for you staring February 11 with the debut of Our Cartoon President and the Season 7 start of Homeland. The thing is, though, that while the Claire Danes-led Homeland again revels in layers of complexities and spycraft agendas, the new animated series executive produced by Stephen Colbert is little more than a protracted exercise in failed satire.

In fact, Our Cartoon President has the likely unintended effect of being exactly the kind of show the President’s dedicated base would enjoy if you overlook a few pratfalls (and we know Trump’s base is very good at overlooking that which doesn’t jibe with their impression of the Celebrity Apprentice host-turned-President). With voice-over by Jeff Bergman as Trump, this offering from Colbert, Late Show EP Chris Licht, Matt Lapin, Tim Luecke and showrunner R.J. Fried effectively and toothlessly skins most of Seth MacFarlane’s best offerings as well as 2001’s short-lived That’s My Bush. The result, as I say in my video review above, is remarkably to transform a usually unlovable Trump into an endearing doofus dad who just wants to be appreciated but can’t seem to do the right thing.

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Like Our Cartoon President, this penultimate season of the Emmy-winning Homeland may seem at first to be...
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