Re: Still playing that "Brexit" gag?
The first series of Brexit played like great satire. The season closing NI border crisis thing was like Armando Iannucci at his best.
The second season started well by winding up the David Davis and 40 Impact Statements story arc. They do seem to be currently rehashing plot lines from the first season but I suspect these are the bridging and setup episodes. Soon we get into the meat of the story of trying to square two mutually exclusive objectives by keeping everyone believing they are getting what they want. Like all good farce the audience can see the inevitable disaster looming but the characters seem oblivious.
The President Trump Show on the other hand is getting seriously off the rails.
Like a lot of US shows, it suffers from writers who get green-lighted based a good premise and a few great plot ideas but ultimately haven't a plan for where its going. I expect it to run down to an ignominious end that leaves its remaining fans wondering WTF was that about.
If you want zombies, well there is Steve Bannon who certainly looks like The Walking Dead, but that story seems to have petered out right now. I presume they mean to bring it back later.
But its main problem is all the major characters are two dimensional caricatures or cliches straight out of central casting. There have been some terrific supporting performances - Sarah Huckabee Sanders' deadpan is comic genius - but in general its over played stock characters.
From out here in Oz, I have to say that Brexit definitely has it over The President Trump Show for sheer laughs.
If you like these shows, you should also check out our own long running local political comedy: Paradise Lost. The current story of a rural MP who rises by luck to become Deputy PM only to be brought down by his inability to keep it in his pants is funny as hell and a lot more nuanced than you might expect. It does help if you've been watching from the start or you may not get some of the gags.
[Presses Submit and removes tongue from cheek]