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10 Government themed Shows on Netflix

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 When my son was in first-grade we took him to Washington D.C. We had this idea of enriching his learning firsthand. You can enjoy our trip thoughts/tips here.  After this trip we all realized we enjoyed learning about history and government systems. Since we have been searching for shows to enjoy while we are house bound due to heavy snow storms. Does anyone else enjoy government shows on Netflix?? If you have clicked on this post I think you share this passion with us. Hopefully, you will find these suggestions interesting! If I miss any shows you think we should see, let us know!

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1. Madam Secretary– Just found this show and we are so hooked! Follow the team of Madam Secretary as she tries to keep peace, advise the President and put out the drama in Washington!! So much drama you will be sitting at the edge of your sofa…

2. The West Wing– So many people love this show and we have yet to give it a go! Scandals, victory, loss all while trying to run the executive branch, yikes!

3. The Crown–Netflix just added another Season and I am so glad! I love watching the cast portray Britain’s monarchy. Drama, duty, betrayals..you name it! 

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 4. House of Cards– Follow Congressman Frank Underwood through corrupt power.

5.  Manhunt–FBI’s hunt for the Unabomber in the 1990s. Agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerld, a fresh-faced criminal profiler with the agency, faces an uphill battle in tracking the infamous criminal but also has to fight against the bureaucracy of the Unabom Task Force (UTF), of which he is a part. Although Fitz pioneers the use of forensic linguistics, others in the UTF dismiss his maverick ideas and new approaches. Ultimately, though, his new techniques help him identify and capture the Unabomber.

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 6. The Royal House of Windsor –The history of Britain’s ruling dynasty, the Windsors, over the last 100 years, starting with the time around the outbreak of WWI. 

7. MindHunter–Catching a criminal often requires the authorities to get inside the villain’s mind to figure out how he thinks. That’s the job of FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench. They attempt to understand and catch serial killers by studying their damaged psyches. Along the way, the agents pioneer the development of modern serial-killer profiling.

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8. Blacklist–For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington has been one of the globe’s most wanted fugitives. But then he agreed to work with the FBI to catch his “blacklist” of mobsters, spies and international terrorists — on the condition that he must work with profiler Elizabeth Keen. Red’s true intentions — choosing Liz, a woman with whom he seemingly has no connection — are unclear. Does Liz have secrets of her own? Red promises to teach Liz to think like a criminal “to see the bigger picture,” whether she wants to or not.

9. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman– The series consists of interviews with one guest per episode both inside and outside a studio setting. The first season of six episodes will include interviews with Barack Obama, George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey, and Howard Stern. 

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10. Shooter–A top Marine sniper, Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg), leaves the military after a mission goes horribly awry and disappears without a trace. Swagger is coaxed back into service after high-profile government officials convince him to help thwart a plot against the President of the United States. Swagger realizes he has been betrayed and becomes the target of a nationwide manhunt. Instead of hiding, he seeks revenge against some of the most powerful and corrupt leaders in the free world. 

10 Government themed Shows on Netflix

My son also enjoyed shows this month! Here are his TOP 2 suggestions:

1. Troll Hunters tales of Arcadia– It lies at the center of magical and mystical lines that will make it a nexus for many battles among otherworldly creatures including trolls, aliens and wizards.

2. Dragons race to the Edge– The band of dragon trainers, who all now have dragons of their own, are also featured. Through the training, the kids have developed special bonds with their dragons by learning about each animal’s unique powers, discovering new species and battling new villains — all while exploring new worlds they never imagined.



  1. Krystal Butherus
    January 16, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    I have watched Madame Secretary on the regular tv station, and I like it. Manhunt was just on not too long ago, and we enjoyed that one as well. Quite a few great selections to catch!

  2. Terri Steffes
    January 16, 2018 / 5:32 pm

    I have seen Madame Secretary and we were big "wingers" back in the day. House of Cards is a favorite, too, I want to do The Crown but my husband isn't finding that interesting.

  3. melissa chapman
    January 16, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    I loved The West Wing when it was on first runs so I will look for it again now. We just started with House of Cards which looked good from what we have seen.

  4. Unknown
    January 17, 2018 / 1:12 am

    I've watched some of the shows and really enjoyed them. I have yet to watch The West Wing and the other shows listed, but I look forward to doing so!

  5. Lou Lou Girls
    January 17, 2018 / 1:26 am

    thanks for sharing this list with us! I'm always looking for new shows to watch!

  6. HilLesha O'Nan
    January 17, 2018 / 5:04 am

    I haven't watched any of these shows before, but I know that many of them are wildly popular! I just can't find the time to watch anything anymore. Maybe someday soon!

  7. Brianne
    January 17, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    I know no idea how many shows are on about government. We love watching the House of Cards and now I'm excited to check out the rest!

  8. Erica
    January 17, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    I watch lots of Netflix. But I don't watch a lot of government shows. Though I did watch the first season of House of Cards and really enjoyed it. I also used to watch 24 back in the early 2000s. But I do have a Netflix membership, so I'll check out some of the shows you mentioned. Always good to discover new shows.

  9. reesa
    January 17, 2018 / 9:52 pm

    Mindhunter is one of my favorites. I can't wait until the new season starts. I need to check out these other titles!

  10. Primp And Prime Beauty
    January 18, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    Definitely adding these to my must watch list. Currently we are watching Game Of Thrones for like the 100th time. I heard House of Cards is really good.

  11. Unknown
    January 18, 2018 / 10:48 pm

    My husband would love all of these! He's really into shows like this. We have been binge watching Game of Thrones because we didn't start watching it all until late last year. I need a new show to start watching on my own while I work during the night!

  12. Kelly Hutchinson
    January 18, 2018 / 11:29 pm

    I have seen almost all of these! I really loved Mindhunter and Shooter. So well acted!

  13. Keren-
    January 19, 2018 / 4:40 am

    What a great list of shows. I will add them to my watch list. We've been snowed in all week here in Atlanta. So I have something that I can watch while I deal with the cabin fever.

  14. Krystle Cook
    January 20, 2018 / 2:44 am

    I love watching shows that are themed like this. There are some on this list that I have never seen that I need to check out!