Democratic presidential nominee talks TV on her campaign plane

By Oliver Gettell
Updated September 15, 2016 at 08:24 PM EDT
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Hillary Clinton has bounced back from a recent bout of pneumonia, but she still hasn’t quite recovered from The Good Wife concluding its seven-season run earlier this year.

Chatting with reporters aboard her campaign plane on Thursday ahead of events in North Carolina and Washington, D.C., the Democratic presidential nominee took a moment to discuss her current television preferences.

Asked if she watched the Julianna Margulies-starring CBS drama during her three days of rest, Clinton lamented, “It’s done! I am so sad. I really am, it’s really a loss.”

Clinton did offer up a replacement program: “Madam Secretary, however, is coming back, so that’s something to look forward to.”

The former secretary of state was then asked if it was odd to watch a show whose main character, played by Téa Leoni, has her old job.

“I actually get a big kick out of it,” Clinton said. “I watched it with a little bit of skepticism at first, but I got so into it and really liked the storylines. They had some good quasi-realistic storylines.” (She did emphasize the quasi part.)

This isn’t the first time Clinton has shared her viewing habits. Last fall she told Late Show host Stephen Colbert that she and husband Bill Clinton enjoy binge-watching TV, including the aforementioned shows as well as the political melodrama House of Cards.

Watch a clip of Clinton speaking to the press via CNN and SnappyTV.