Political dramas gained popularity since the beginning of the 21st century. Additionally, viewers began to have strong interest in political dramas after the events of 9/11. Studios produce political dramas due to the increase in curiosity about the daily interactions in the White House and Capitol Hill. However, other countries produce political shows too. The following is a partial list.
"24" (2001-2010) did not only focus on Counter-Terrorism Unit agent Jack Bauer but also the White House. The show also focused on international relations.
"The West Wing" (1999-2006) is the most prominent political drama ever to air on television. Martin Sheen portrayed President Josiah Bartlet. This series presented a dramatic imagination of the daily activities in the White House.
"Commander in Chief" (2005-2006) presented the administration of President Mackenzie Allen portrayed by Geena Davis. This show was one of the first to depict a female president.
The Australian series "Embassy" (1990-1992) portrayed the lives of officials at an Australian embassy in a fictional Southeast Asian country.
"The Newsroom" (2012-Present) is a new show on HBO that depicts the production of a cable news show. Politics occurs in the workplace too, not limited to the running of a country. This drama depicts the dilemma of producing news shows under corporate eyes.
"The Wire" (2002-2008) portrayed the political issues faced by the city of Baltimore, Maryland.
"Blue Bloods" (2010-Present) is a fictional family cop drama. Besides the family relationships, this show portrays the political relationship between Police Commissioner Francis Reagan (played by Tom Selleck) and the current New York City mayor.
"The Agency" (2001-2003) depicted the life of fictional CIA agents and their missions.
"Scandal" (2012-Present) depicts a fictional crisis management team led by Olivia Pope that resolves scandals of political figures.
"Daemul" or "Big Thing" (2010) focused on South Korea's political system. The show portrayed the rise of a female president.
Besides entertainment, there are political news shows too.
PBS' "The McLaughlin Group"
"Fox News Sunday"
CBS' "Face the Nation"
NBC's "Meet the Press"
ABC's "This Week"
CNN's "State of the Union with Candy Crowley"