Battleground

The BEST episodes of Battleground

Every episode of Battleground ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Battleground!

Battleground is a documentary-style drama television series created by J. D. Walsh streamed on Hulu. The show follows a group of political campaign staffers working to elect a dark horse candidate to the U.S. Senate in the battleground state of Wisconsin. Walsh serves as executive producer alongside Hagai Shaham and Marc Webb. The show marks Hulu's first foray into original scripted programming. It premiered online on February 14, 2012.

Last Updated: 8/10/2022Network: Hulu
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Polls Close at Six
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8.83
6 votes

#1 - Polls Close at Six

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/20/2012

The campaign must come up with a plan to fight misinformation being circulated by their opponents. Cole confronts KJ about their relationship.

Directors: J.D. Walsh
They'll Burn Your Eyes
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8.80
5 votes

#2 - They'll Burn Your Eyes

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/13/2012

Candidate Samuels struggles with her desire to run a "clean" campaign after racy details of an opponent's personal life fall into Tak's hands.

Directors: J.D. Walsh
Watch Now:iTunes
Nothing to Hide
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8.80
5 votes

#3 - Nothing to Hide

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/3/2012

Tak confronts George about financial misdealings while KJ feels Cole's absence as she struggles to write a speech for Samuels. Jordan makes a political commercial.

Directors: J.D. Walsh
Watch Now:Amazon
It's Getting Ugly
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8.80
5 votes

#4 - It's Getting Ugly

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/10/2012

A break-in at campaign headquarters leaves everyone feeling rattled -- especially George, who makes a confession to Tak.

Directors: J.D. Walsh
He's Better Than Television
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8.80
5 votes

#5 - He's Better Than Television

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/1/2012

Cole opens up about his past, while Samuels must deal with the consequences of hers.

Directors: J.D. Walsh
Watch Now:iTunes
Political Machine
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8.60
5 votes

#6 - Political Machine

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/27/2012

The team discovers that facing Governor Creighton won't be easy as allies and enemies begin to look an awful lot alike

Directors: J.D. Walsh
Watch Now:Amazon
Nothing About Chile
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8.60
5 votes

#7 - Nothing About Chile

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/24/2012

With the election a week away, the DNC sends in a representative to help the Samuels campaign, who clashes with Tak over its direction.

Directors: J.D. Walsh
Did You Win?
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8.60
5 votes

#8 - Did You Win?

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/8/2012

It's Election Day and the team hopes that a last-second endorsement from the President will be enough to bring them victory.

Directors: J.D. Walsh
Hold the Whipped Cream
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8.40
5 votes

#9 - Hold the Whipped Cream

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/28/2012

The Samuels campaign has until the end of the day to raise enough money to continue in the race. Jordan prepares for his stand-up comedy debut.

Directors: J.D. Walsh
Watch Now:iTunes
Who Is Claire Villareal?
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8.00
7 votes

#10 - Who Is Claire Villareal?

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/21/2012

As Samuels climbs in the polls, rumors about her past begin to hurt the campaign.

Directors: J.D. Walsh
Watch Now:iTunes
The Comment
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8.00
6 votes

#11 - The Comment

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/6/2012

Tak clashes with his team over a decision he makes when a surprising announcement from the Makers camp changes everything.

Directors: J.D. Walsh
Watch Now:Amazon
Flashback
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7.80
5 votes

#12 - Flashback

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/17/2012

In 2004, the "Reel Life" documentary team features the Makers' campaign and captures the day that Tak steps out of his father's shadow.

Directors: J.D. Walsh
Watch Now:Amazon
Pilot
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7.71
7 votes

#13 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/14/2012

Campaign manager Tak Davis and his team must figure out how to get their rivals to show up to a crucial debate.

Directors: J.D. Walsh
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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