I had no interest in the political novel or the spy thriller, or the Georgetown novel set in the milieu of Washington society.
The two shows are so similar—premise, tone, characters, milieu—that comparisons are inevitable.
A good part of the explanation has to do with the University of Chicago Law School milieu that Obama comes out of.
milieu mi·lieu (mĭl-yu', mēl-yɶ')
n. pl. mi·lieus or mi·lieux (-lyɶ')
The totality of one's surroundings; an environment.
The social setting of a mental patient.