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8 Patriotic TV Shows That Will Make You Proud to Be an American — And Where to Stream Them!

As we get closer to the Fourth of July, do you find that feeling of patriotism swelling up in you? If so, and you’re looking for a way to express or celebrate it with family and friends for the holiday, these eight binge-worthy fun and thrilling patriotic TV shows are sure to be the answer.

And they really do run the gamut, from triggering out loud laughs with Julia Louis Dreyfuss in Veep to finding yourself on the edge of your seat — hot dog and drink in hand, of course — needing to know what happens next on Scandal.

Learn much more about these patriotic TV shows by reading on!

8. The Americans (2013-2018)

This thrilling drama follows Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys), two Russian agents who go undercover as an average American couple raising kids during the Cold War. The Americans ran for six seasons and won 4 Emmy awards, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

This show is available for streaming on Hulu.

7. Veep (2012-2019): Patriotic TV shows

The Emmy-winning comedy series follows Former Senator Selina Meyer on her rollercoaster journey as Vice President of the United States Selina Meyer alongside her Chief of Staff and other select members of her cabinet. It stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chumsky and Reid Scott. Veep ran for seven seasons, and was nominated for seven consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Comedy Series, winning for seasons 2, 4 and 6..

This show is available for streaming on Max.

6. Quantico (2015-2018)

Priyanka Chopra stars as Alex Parrish in this crime thriller. After getting recruited to Quantico, the F.B.I. training facility, the 21 hopefuls soon learn that even the best of the best have shocking secrets. Flash forward to the future, and Alex is the main suspect in the largest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11. What follows is a battle of wits, bravery and friendship, which is told in a dual timeline.

This show is available for streaming on Hulu.

5. House of Cards (2013-2018): Patriotic TV shows

Retribution takes center stage in this political thriller that follows Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a vengeful US senator, and his wife, Claire (Robin Wright), as they try to ruin the lives of all the people who have wronged them in the past. House of Cards won seven Emmys and ran for seven seasons.

This show is available for streaming on Netflix.

4. Designated Survivor (2016-2019)

Ever wonder what would happen if the President of the United States, as well as many members of his cabinet, died? Well, this thrilling show explores just that. After a deadly attack during a State of the Union address, low-level cabinet member Tom Kirkman (Keifer Sutherland) finds himself in the last place he ever expected to end up: The Oval Office. Now Kirkman must figure out how to be the leader of the free world, much to America’s dismay.

This show is available for streaming on Netflix.

3. Madam Secretary (2014-2019): Patriotic TV shows

Women in power take center stage in this political TV show. Former CIA agent turned Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) is put to the ultimate test when both her personal and professional life gets turned upside down. Tim Daly, Erich Bergen, Zeljko Ivanek and Wallis Currie-Wood also appear.

This show is available for streaming on Netflix.

2. The West Wing (1999-2006)

Drama ensues in this chronicle of the cutthroat life of those who work in the West Wing of the White House. Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, Dulé Hill, Joshua Malina and John Spencer are just a few starring cast members of the show. The West Wing ran for seven seasons and won 26 Emmys. Created by Aaron Sorkin.

This show is available for streaming on Max.

1. Scandal (2012-2018): Patriotic TV shows

Scandal follows political fixer and lawyer Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) as she navigates the trials and tribulations of her law firm and her rocky relationship with President Fitzgerald Grant III (Tony Goldwyn). Bellamy Young, Scott Foley, Katie Lowes, Darby Stanchfield, Guillermo Díaz, Jeff Perry and Joshua Malina also appear. Scandal won two Emmys.

This show is available for streaming on Hulu.

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