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December 16


While it only lasted a season, the 2006 television drama Commander in Chief gave us a smartly-wrought glimpse into the world of America's first female President (portrayed by the always fascinating Geena Davis). It wasn't the best show on TV, but it was clever, well written and provided a compelling perspective on the trials and tribulations such an as-yet-mythical political figure might encounter in today's deeply gendered world.

The entire first season--and, therefore, the entire series--is available (legally) for free online streaming via Hulu. You'll find the pilot episode embedded below (or click here to visit the show page):