Of all the new shows this season I decided to give Madam Secretary a shot as I have always liked Téa Leoni as an actor.
I watch a lot of television (propably too much). That being said Madam Secretary now ranks of one of my favorites.
Well scripted and well acted. This is not based on fact, it is television and should be taken for what it is; fiction. If you want reality watch the news.
I don't understand why some people are willing to judge a show by the first episode and not continue to give it a chance. It would be like judging a book by it's cover.
I look forward to watching this series and hope it has a long run.
There are 17> entries in the trivia list - like these:
Téa Leoni and Tim Daly are graduates of the same high school, the Putney School in Vermont: Tim in 1974 and Tea in 1984.
Co-stars Tea Leoni and Tim Daly have been dating since December 2014.
The hotel room used by the secretary and her husband in Madam Secretary: Game On (2014) is supposedly in Venezuela, but is actually in New York, (you can see the Thomson Reuters building in the background) and the same room was used in episodes of Elementary (2012) and Blue Bloods (2010)
This series has a devoted Broadway fan base because, despite not being particularly well-known in the mainstream, cast members Patina Miller, Bebe Neuwirth and Sebastian Arcelus are musical theatre stars. Miller has even been dubbed "Broadway's Beyonce" by her fans after her 2013 Tony Award win for her portrayal of "Leading Player" in "Pippin".