THE DIPLOMAT: SEASON ONE
Starring: Keri Russell, Rufus Sewell, David Gyasi, Ali Ahn, Rory Kinnear, and Ato Essandoh
Creator: Debora Cahn
Falling somewhere between The West Wing and the latter seasons of Homeland, The Diplomat is an engaging political thriller that also is, somehow, a breezy watch about the machinations of international diplomacy. Keri Russell carries the show on her back, but that’s not to say the supporting cast or story are lacking - both are great. She just has an extremely watchable and relatable screen presence. There are a few soapy elements and very light hints of a “can she really have it all?” storyline, but nothing too forced or melodramatic; there is quite a bit of humor too. All in all, an enjoyable surprise.