BrainDead is a comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics that follows Laurel, a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who discovers two things: the government has stopped working, and bugs are eating the brains of congress members and Hill staffers. The daughter of a Democratic political dynasty who left Washington, D.C. to become a documentary filmmaker, Laurel is pulled back into the family business when her brother, Luke, the Democratic whip Senator from Maryland, needs her help running his senate office. On the Hill, Laurel becomes unlikely friends with Gareth, the smart, hardworking Legislative Director to a top Republican, Senator Red Wheatus. Her other allies include Gustav, an eccentric genius who is the first in D.C. to recognize that something sinister is attacking the Capitol, and Rochelle, a medical student who teams up with Laurel and Gustav to protect and defend the citizens of D.C. from an untimely fate. As the tiny bugs continue to multiply, Laurel and her allies must work quickly to identify the other-worldly creatures, stop their infiltration and ultimately save the world.
A young, fresh-faced Hill staffer gets her first job in Washington, D.C. to discover two things: The government has stopped working, and alien spawn have come to earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of Congressmen and Hill staffers.
Rating: 8.10/10 (avg out of 8271 votes)
BrainDead Airs: Sunday
BrainDead Status: Ended
BRAINDEAD - General Information
Series Premiere: June 13, 2016 Classification: Scripted Genre: Action | Comedy | Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller Network: CBS Airs: Sunday at 10:00 pm Runtime: 60 Minutes
BRAINDEAD - Season 1 -- 13 Episodes
1x1 -- Jun 13, 2016 -- The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century 1x2 -- Jun 20, 2016 -- Playing Politics: Living Life in the Shadow of the Budget Showdown - A Critique 1x3 -- Jun 27, 2016 -- Goring Oxes: How You Can Survive the War on Government Through Five Easy Steps 1x4 -- Jul 11, 2016 -- Wake Up Grassroots: The Nine Virtues of Participatory Democracy, and How We Can Keep America Great b 1x5 -- Jul 24, 2016 -- Back to Work: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Congress and How It Gets Things Done (and Often Doesn't) 1x6 -- Jul 31, 2016 -- Past as Prologue: Notes Toward a Post-Reagan Theory of Party Alliance, Tribalist, and Loyalty 1x7 -- Aug 07, 2016 -- The Power of Euphemism: How Torture Became a Matter of Debate in American Politics 1x8 -- Aug 14, 2016 -- The Path to War (1): The Gathering Political Storm 1x9 -- Aug 21, 2016 -- Taking on Water: How Leaks in D.C. Are Discovered and Patched 1x10 -- Aug 28, 2016 -- The Path to War (2): The Impact of Propaganda on Congressional War Votes 1x11 -- Sep 04, 2016 -- Six Points on the New Congressional Budget: The False Dichotomy of Austerity vs. Expansionary Polici 1x12 -- Sep 11, 2016 -- Talking Points Toward a Wholistic View of Activism in Government: Can the Top Rebel? 1x13 -- Sep 11, 2016 -- The End of All We Hold Dear: What Happens When Democracies Fail: A Brief Synopsis