Bloomberg|Golnar Motevalli: Viewers of Iranian state television have been given an unprecedented taste of the seamier side of U.S. politics, both real and imagined, leaving many in a country where governance is more opaque wondering about the choice facing Americans in November.

Over the last fortnight, the Namayesh channel has shown the first series of “House of Cards,” the early episodes of the fictional Frank Underwood’s ruthless rise to the White House. A little over a day after Saturday’s final program, the main state TV news network IRINN carried the first ever live broadcast in the Islamic Republic of a U.S. presidential debate — between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Weekly in can’t believe watching on state tv, w/ minimum censorship.