THE DIPLOMAT is an exciting, compelling political drama. It is reminiscent of the WEST WING days. Fast and furious dialogue that spans international dilemmas and almost near catastrophes so far. It is realistic and very surprising at every turn of the daily events. 

“Diplomacy never works until it does.” We must talk to everyone, even those we vehemently disagree with their ideals. We have no choice. This was the underlying theme of the entire season. It was was filled with many backstabbing plots and subterfuge. The series showed what goes on behind closed doors and “in the room “where it happens.” 

Fighting for what you want is key, even if it gets physical between the leading actors Keri Russell and Rufus Sewell. These two are amazing, talented actors. They can say so much with a mere look or raised eyebrow. The extra beats they took when necessary filled in all that was left unsaid. 

The entire ensemble is strong and believable. This includes Ato Essandoh, Ali Ahmed, David Gyasi, and Rory Kinnear—stellar international casting. And the location shots in London are stunning as well. It felt like viewers were with the group living every nerve-racking moment together. 

THE DIPLOMAT is great tv. It is worth your time and attention. I cannot wait for season two. The cliffhanger the writers dropped during the finale’s final moments was phenomenal. I have no idea where they go from here, and that makes it even more fun to anticipate. It is available to stream on NETFLIX.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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