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    The series centers on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., where alien bugs infect members of Congress.[

    Documentary filmmaker Laurel Healy agrees to take a job working for her brother, Democratic Senator Luke Healy, in order to secure funding for her next film. However, she comes across a conspiracy in which alien bugs have partially replaced the brains of several people, including members of Congress. Sometimes, the bugs cause their victims' heads to explode. The song "You Might Think" by The Cars is used frequently in the series as a leitmotif for characters who are infected by the aliens.

    Episode One
    After funding falls through for her latest documentary, Laurel Healy accepts an offer from her father to work for her brother, Senator Luke Healy, and he will give her half the money. Meanwhile, a large meteor is recovered in Russia and sent to the United States aboard a commercial ship; a large colony of ant-like aliens nesting inside escape and infect the crew. The chief engineer's wife becomes suspicious and alerts Laurel, who learns that Luke's office authorized the shipment. A congressional feud over the budget forces a government shutdown before the meteor can be properly secured and the aliens spread throughout the city to infect others. Laurel arranges a meeting between Luke and Republican Senator Red Wheatus to end the shutdown, with the help of Red's staffer Gareth Ritter. The two forge a compromise, but Red is infected later that evening and reneges on the deal. He instead persuades Senator Spitz to defect and give the Republicans the majority. While investigating the lab where the meteor was taken, Laurel finds the lead scientist, Dr. Daudier, unconscious. Before he can be treated, his head explodes, killing him. Returning to the Capitol, Laurel helps Luke move into his new offices and suspects that his Chief of Staff and lover Scarlett has also been infected.


    I will check out because it might explain our political system better than the news
    I'm hoping its a Office Space type satire

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    Sounds like Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

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    Default Re: Brain Dead Sci Fi Political satire series on Amazon Prime

    Sounds weirdly normal, iching. Can you let us know the name of the series?
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