J.J. Abrams Undercovers Season Premiere – Review & Opinions

by on September 22, 2010

in Entertainment, tv reviews

Undercovers Season Premiere Review

Undercovers Season Premiere review

The season premiere of J.J. Abrams Undercovers wasn’t as exciting as I thought it would be. I’m not saying it was bad, but it was a touch lackluster for a spy thriller.

The show opens with our ex-spies Steven & Samantha Bloom (Boris Kodjoe & Gugu Mbatha-Raw) in their day-to-day restaurant business lives… but then they are slyfully recruited for a task of discovering where a missing agent has gone off to. Or so they are told.

They work through the case in a footloose and light manner as the banter seems to center around their marriage and things that they may not have told each other about their past work as solo spies.

Their contact man overseas was an overly exuberant Ben Schwartz character, agent Bill Hoyt! Eesh.

It felt more like a light-comedic police procedural with an occasional gun fight rather than a spy thriller as the couple fielded calls from their restaurant while on a surveillance mission and had mini-spats about who is going to do what, while they needed to get it done now.

Undercovers wasn’t bad but it didn’t have the tension that I think a spy thriller needs. The most tension really came from their recruiter, Carlton Shaw played by Gerald McRaney. I will probably check it out again and give it some time before I make a decision.

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Jenny C. September 24, 2010 at 11:03 pm

I like J.J. Abrams, and as such have come to expect a certain something wonderful when it comes to him. Undercovers did not deliver. Despite the exceptionally good looking cast, the story–and the hour–was lacking. Really, NBC already has a great spy show with chemistry, humor, and plenty of action…Chuck. I don’t think it needs another.

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