Art has a funny way of imitating life and politics.
In the short lived television series, Mister Sterling (2003), Bill Sterling (Josh Brolin) is in the family business of politics. Unlike most politicians, his reputation and career is spotless. Chosen by the current governor of California to replace a recently deceased senator, Bill Sterling declares himself to be an independent. While his staff, led by Jackie Brock (Audra McDonald) are loyal to their boss, some of the new senator’s colleagues are wary of the new kid on Capitol Hill.
Looking back, I believe that Mister Sterling had potential. It was one of those television shows that perhaps with a little more time, it might have grabbed a larger share of the audience and stayed on the air longer. Unfortunately, it only lasted one season and went the way of many shows that just didn’t make it.
Do I recommend it? Maybe.