Madam Secretary

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Tea Leoni stars as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined, newly appointed Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home.
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Military and WarDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Pilot
    September 21, 2014
    46min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    Newly-appointed Secretary Of State Elizabeth McCord is immediately faced with a maelstrom of complex political challenges, and an international hostage situation is her top priority.
  2. 2. Another Benghazi
    September 28, 2014
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    While in the process of dealing with a crisis in Yemen, Elizabeth faces a challenge at home when her oldest daughter makes headlines for protesting her university's new policy.
  3. 3. The Operative
    October 5, 2014
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Elizabeth is confronted by a hostile reporter who threatens to publish confidential documents that were leaked from inside the State Department.
  4. 4. Just Another Normal Day
    October 12, 2014
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    While Elizabeth works to successfully broker a peace treaty between China and Japan, a Chinese student seeking political asylum threatens the deal.
  5. 5. Blame Canada
    October 19, 2014
    44min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    When Elizabeth faces the daunting task of negotiating with Iran over their escalating nuclear program, she is determined to deal with the situation in a peaceful manner, despite the President's position of using military action.
  6. 6. The Call
    October 26, 2014
    44min
    TV-PG
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    Elizabeth faces unexpected consequences when she makes a plea to the President to help with a dire situation in Western Africa.
  7. 7. Passage
    November 2, 2014
    44min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    When Elizabeth brings Alison with her to India on her first state department trip abroad she's thrown into crisis mode when a massive earthquake hits that causes an explosion at an American-owned factory, and she's separated from Alison during the chaos. Sakina Jaffrey guest stars.
  8. 8. Need To Know
    November 9, 2014
    42min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When the President approves Henry's reactivation into the NSA, he lies to Elizabeth about his continued involvement in the spy game.
  9. 9. So It Goes
    November 16, 2014
    44min
    TV-PG
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    Elizabeth, Henry and Isabelle launch their own investigation into the plane crash that killed former Secretary of State Vincent Marsh. Brian Stokes Mitchell guest stars.
  10. 10. Collateral Damage
    November 23, 2014
    44min
    TV-PG
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    When the State Department goes on lockdown due to a deranged gunman outside the building, Elizabeth is confined with a delegation from Iraq whose translator threatens to reveal damaging information about her actions while in the CIA. Sam Daly guest stars.
  11. 11. Game On
    November 30, 2014
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Elizabeth, Henry and Isabelle work together to find former Secretary of State Vincent Marsh's secret bank account, but soon uncover that one of Elizabeth's staff members already has access to it.
  12. 12. Standoff
    January 4, 2015
    44min
    TV-14
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    English
    When a Texas state trooper is killed by a Mexican cartel smuggler, Elizabeth arranges an extradition deal before going on vacation to celebrate her 25th wedding anniversary in New York City. However, when political issues arise around the case, she is forced to cut their trip short.
  13. 13. Chains of Command
    January 11, 2015
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Elizabeth pushes for the prosecution of a diplomat after he is caught holding a maid hostage in his home. Emmy Award winner Tom Skerritt and Aasif Mandvi guest star.
  14. 14. Whisper of the Ax
    March 1, 2015
    44min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Elizabeth is humiliated at a public budget hearing when her staff fails to find the corruption that exists in her microloan program. Also, the investigation into Marsh's death continues. Kevin Rahm and Journalist Martin Bashir guest star.
  15. 15. The Ninth Circle
    March 8, 2015
    44min
    TV-14
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    English
    Elizabeth heads to Turkey to mend political relations after the Turkish government releases a video that could be damaging to the CIA.
  16. 16. Tamerlane
    March 15, 2015
    44min
    TV-14
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    Elizabeth secretly travels to Iran in an attempt to prevent a coup that could impact President Dalton's administration. Anna Deveare Smith guest stars.
  17. 17. Face the Nation
    March 22, 2015
    44min
    TV-14
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    English
    As Elizabeth struggles to hold herself together emotionally following the attack in Iran, she works to prevent an ecological disaster in the Amazon, and prepares for a national television appearance on "Face the Nation." CBS News' Bob Schieffer guest stars.
  18. 18. The Time is at Hand
    March 29, 2015
    44min
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    While Elizabeth seeks a diplomatic solution to a doomsday cult in Bolivia, a congressman attempting to negotiate with its leader is taken hostage. Tony Plana guest stars.
  19. 19. Spartan Figures
    April 5, 2015
    44min
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    Elizabeth and President Dalton work together to solve the Greek debt crisis, but not everyone at home is happy with the agreement.
  20. 20. The Necessary Art
    April 12, 2015
    44min
    TV-14
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    While Henry is in Russia giving a lecture on fundamentalism, Elizabeth must navigate tricky political waters when a Russian nuclear submarine vanishes in American waters.
  21. 21. The Kill List
    April 26, 2015
    44min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    As Elizabeth prepares for the arrival of Iranian President Shiraz to sign a nuclear treaty, she uncovers a top secret plot to assassinate him on United States soil. Marsha Mason and Hill Harper guest star.
  22. 22. There But For the Grace of God
    May 3, 2015
    44min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When Elizabeth confronts her former friend Juliet, she flashes back to when then-CIA Director Dalton offered her a job that would have changed the course of her life. Also, Stevie and President Dalton's son, Harrison (Jason Ralph), begin a relationship that will have consequences. Martin Bashir guest stars.

Bonus (1)

  1. Bonus: Madam Secretary - Behind the Scenes
    August 15, 2014
    3min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Get a behind the scenes look at the new CBS drama Madam Secretary.

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CaroleReviewed in the United States on May 11, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Another good political series.
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This took a few episodes to hook me, but I am watching the series which we did not see when it was broadcast. Good plots, good acting. After a few seasons the writers seem to have problems coming up with new situations so I may not finish them all.
I am amazed at the relationships between the main characters. Very natural, which indicates the excellence of their acting abilities. It also shows the behind-the-scenes of the Secretary and other major leaders roles and manipulations to keep the government functioning in spite of the adverse attempts to dismantle it.
If you like politics. Watch it.
asccarlReviewed in the United States on May 7, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Must watch if you into shows like the West Wing
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My daughter told me I should be watching this show - which I had not been - after she watched the West Wing with me on DVD. She loved the show and knew it was right up my alley. I didn't take her up on it until the pandemic shut down of our lives. I finally started watching it and she was right. This is an amazing show exactly the kind I love! Great intrigue - great characters - great actors - great story lines. This is an amazing show! My only regret is not starting it sooner.
atebaulReviewed in the United States on November 25, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
Says new but appears used
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This was purchased new for a gift but had clearly been re-wrapped and appeared used. Under the plastic the case was very worn on all of the edges. We did not open to check the dvds because it was for a gift.
8 people found this helpful
Susan HarrisReviewed in the United States on February 26, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
moves quickly and I have enjoyed each episode
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I refused to watch this show as I thought it would be written for and about our last "Madam Secretary". I was wrong. This is very well written, moves quickly and I have enjoyed each episode. Tea Leoni is wonderful in this role. Her family plays a significant role in the show however doesn't over power it. I highly recommend this show - very entertaining and superb acting.
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Fireball From Eau ClaireReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Madam Secretary: Season 1
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I had watched a couple episodes of Madam Secretary, starring Tea Leoni, before purchasing "Madam Secretary: Season 1" months later at a bargain price. Once I started watching, it was hard to stop before continuing on to the next episode. I'm sure Season 2 will be just as exciting!
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MandyjoReviewed in the United States on March 10, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Madame Secretary is STILL THE BOMB+++
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This TV OH-SO-REAL LIFE drama makes my week. Toni Leona is such a great actress; and this character she portrays, is so believable and smart, and she ALWAYS gets the US out of the dog-pen..so to speak...with such tact and grace. Her cabinet members are great actors too that the whole cast of the drama series is so real and believable. I learn REAL news just watching "The Madame" weekly. She also has a lot to deal with on her own home-front with her family, and the writers have done an excellent job by making this show REAL while so easy to follow the plot lines and making the series so believable. Try it out. I really hope they bring a second season back. And...It's a FAMILY show most tweens and up can watch and the parents not worrying about screening the show beforehand. They can all watch at the same time. That's rare these days. I give this show 5*****+++.
11 people found this helpful
clisbeeReviewed in the United States on May 21, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent, may it be renewed indefinitely!
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5 stars. Definitely 5!
I think this show is excellent, well written and the characters very relatable. Well directed, well acted. I never missed an episode of West Wing and rewatch it on DVD. Madam Secretary is that good.
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Christine StephensReviewed in the United States on February 15, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Madam Secretary (Season One) is a great buy.
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I love the show "Madam Secretary" and was ecstatic at being able to get the first season on DVDs. Tea Leoni is great as the Secretary of State and I am looking to get the second season once it comes out. Great writing and story line to follow. This is a good buy.
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