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  • TV-14
  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 8.1  (10,803)

Set in Washington, D.C., this comedy-thriller is one that combines a few laughs and intense drama. There are several disagreements between some of the political parties. One employee who works for the government finds out that they are fighting because of extraterrestrials. The aliens are eating the brains of the politicians. It's up to the employee to solve the mystery of where the aliens are located and how to stop them before more people are living as walking zombies. In the process, everything in the government shuts down. The aliens do enjoy politicians more than they do others in the country, so the citizens might be safe for a short time.

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The End of All We Hold Dear: What Happens when Democracies Fail: A Brief Synopsis
13. The End of All We Hold Dear: What Happens when Democracies Fail: A Brief Synopsis
September 11, 2016
In the season finale, Laurel discovers the secret to driving the bugs out of a person's brain and tests the tactic on her father. Armed with new knowledge, Laurel and Gareth attempt to expel the Queen bug out of Red's head once and for all.
Talking Points Toward a Wholistic View of Activism in Government: Can the Top Rebel?
12. Talking Points Toward a Wholistic View of Activism in Government: Can the Top Rebel?
September 11, 2016
When Laurel discovers that a senate bill is not what it appears, she implores Luke to help, leading to a dramatic Senate sit-in. Also, Red and Ella battle for control of the bug agenda, and Laurel questions whether or not she should leave Washington, D.C. for good.
Six Points on the New Congressional Budget: The False Dichotomy of Austerity vs. Expansionary Policies
11. Six Points on the New Congressional Budget: The False Dichotomy of Austerity vs. Expansionary Policies
September 4, 2016
Luke and Laurel rush to uncover Red's secret agenda, which is buried in a huge new budget bill. Also, Gareth accidentally witnesses an unsettling bug encounter in Red's office.
The Path To War Part Two: The Impact Of Propaganda On Congressional War Votes
10. The Path To War Part Two: The Impact Of Propaganda On Congressional War Votes
August 28, 2016
Laurel has to work alongside an old boyfriend, Ben Valderrama, when Luke enlists her help in putting together a political documentary to support his anti-war initiative. Also, Laurel worries about the health of Luke and Germaine's infant.
Taking on Water
9. Taking on Water
August 21, 2016
Senator Red Wheatus hires a special investigator to dig into the Healy family?s financial and personal history. Also, when Gareth learns some sordid details about Laurel?s romantic past, it puts a strain on their budding relationship.
The Path to War Part One: The Gathering Political Storm
8. The Path to War Part One: The Gathering Political Storm
August 14, 2016
Rochelle and Gustav capture and question a man they suspect is infected by the bugs. Also, Luke and Red face off in a Senate Intelligence meeting about a potential war.
The Power of Euphemism
7. The Power of Euphemism
August 7, 2016
Laurel comes under investigation about her potential involvement with the bug infestation. Also, Gustav and Rochelle discover a unique way to communicate with those infected by the bugs.
Past as Prologue: Notes Toward a Post-Reagan Theory of Party Alliance, Tribalist, and Loyalty
6. Past as Prologue: Notes Toward a Post-Reagan Theory of Party Alliance, Tribalist, and Loyalty
July 31, 2016
When Laurel is infected by the bugs, Gustav and Rochelle work quickly to figure out if there is any way to save her. When the Centers for Disease Control has its funding temporarily cut, Luke attempts to reach a compromise to have the money reinstated, but Red’s political machinations undermine him at every turn.
Back to Work
5. Back to Work
July 24, 2016
Laurel seeks her brother's help to get the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the bugs, but he insists she first consult Dr. Joanne Alaimo, a leading entomologist, for her perspective on the invasion. Laurel's relationship with Anthony takes an unexpected turn.
Wake Up Grassroots
4. Wake Up Grassroots
July 11, 2016
Laurel and Rochelle try to persuade Laurel's friend Abby to get an MRI so they can uncover the real cause of the strange behavior taking over Washington, D.C. Luke attempts to reopen the government through a secret deal with the Republicans
Goring Oxes: How You Can Survive the War on Government Through Five Easy Steps
3. Goring Oxes: How You Can Survive the War on Government Through Five Easy Steps
June 27, 2016
When a bizarre and deadly incident occurs on live television, Agent Onofrio's investigation into it causes Laurel, Gustav and Rochelle to delve deeper into the bug mystery.
Playing Politics: Living Life In The Shadow Of The Budget Showdown - A Critique
2. Playing Politics: Living Life In The Shadow Of The Budget Showdown - A Critique
June 20, 2016
Laurel continues to investigate the death of esteemed Dr. Daudier, while bugs infect more citizens of Washington, D.C. Rochelle Daudier (Nikki M. James), the deceased doctor's daughter and Gustav Triplette (Johnny Ray Gill), an eccentric genius, both encounter the bugs separately and begin to question exactly what is happening.
The Insanity Principle: How Extremism In Politics Is Threatening Democracy In The 21st Century
1. The Insanity Principle: How Extremism In Politics Is Threatening Democracy In The 21st Century
June 13, 2016
When Laurel Healy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) returns home to Washington, D.C. to work for her brother, Senator Luke Healy (Danny Pino), on Capitol Hill, she is caught in the midst of two huge problems: the government has stopped working due to budgetary disagreements, and mysterious bugs are eating the brains of a growing number of Congress members and Hill staffers.
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Set in Washington, D.C., this comedy-thriller is one that combines a few laughs and intense drama. There are several disagreements between some of the political parties. One employee who works for the government finds out that they are fighting because of extraterrestrials. The aliens are eating the brains of the politicians. It's up to the employee to solve the mystery of where the aliens are located and how to stop them before more people are living as walking zombies. In the process, everything in the government shuts down. The aliens do enjoy politicians more than they do others in the country, so the citizens might be safe for a short time.

BrainDead is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on June 13, 2016.

Where to Watch BrainDead

BrainDead is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch BrainDead on demand at Apple TV+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon and CW Seed.

  • Premiere Date
    June 13, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (10,803)