We have met the Government Conspiracy
, and it is us! The main characters are The Government
(or at least part of it) - in The White House
, the Governor's mansion, a Covert Group
, or bureaucrats elsewhere. Variations range from Sitcom
to Prime Time Soap
with political trappings to topical Ripped from the Headlines
A Law Procedural
with government attorneys as the main protagonists is a subgenre. See Spy Drama
for espionage themed stuff. See also Police Procedural
and Cop Show
for law enforcement portrayals.
Live Action TV
- To a degree, Going Postal, and even more so Making Money.
- When the plot doesn't center on the military action, much of the plot of the Honor Harrington series busies itself with the intricate workings of the various governments involved, and occasionally gives the impression that the military commanders have a less stressful job than the politicians do (Some of the politicians certainly think so, at least).
- Manticore Ascendant, a prequel series to Honor Harrington, continues the trend of Manticoran politics being at least as ruthless as interstellar warfare.
- A Song of Ice and Fire: It's about politics in the Seven Kingdoms... with some focus outside it when necessary, battles, dragons, zombies and other magic that occasionally show up to just make the politics much, much more complicated. Mainly, though: the fascinatingly convoluted politics of the Seven Kingdoms.