DESIGNATED SURVIVOR - "Pilot" - Kiefer Sutherland stars as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol during the State of the Union, on the highly anticipated ABC series "Designated Survivor," airing WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). (ABC/Ben Mark) KIEFER SUTHERLAND, NATASCHA MCELHONE, BRENDAN ROWLAND, LAMONICA GARRETT

Damn you, Netflix, it’s like the bad old days. Now that I am totally and utterly Stockholm Syndromed into binge-watching tv series at my own leisure, you bring out something superb, Designated Survivor.

But, (and here’s the kicker), unlike everything you’ve ever screened, you only release a single episode a week. You leave us poor viewers hanging on for the next one like it’s 2004 or something.

Having said that though, the show – the gripping tale of an unprepared politician thrust into the US presidency –  is quite fantastic, and Kiefer Sutherland as President Tom Kirkman is operating at a whole new level. I don’t like this release strategy for my selfish personal reasons but the show is seriously worth the wait.

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