Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Undercovers

Undercovers (NBC)
Wednesday, 8:00 PM

Where it’s about: A married pair of former CIA agents return to work to beat the bad guys and spice up their marriage.

What I thought about it: J.J. Abrams, the guy who brought us Alias, Lost and Fringe is going down a different path with Undercovers. I honestly don’t think many of his faithful fans will be coming along for the ride. Gone are the intricate plots, the mind-bending twists and turns and all of the mysteries and mythologies. This time around J.J. Abrams just wants to have fun!

I enjoyed Undercovers. It’s fun and entertaining. Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are Steven and Samantha Bloom , a happily married couple who retired from the CIA and are running a successful catering business. Of course they get lured back for one final score and realize that espionage gives their marriage an added boost. The chemistry between Kodjoe and Mbatha-Raw is amazing. I hope the writing picks up in future episodes however. It was a little flat and cliched. I'd like to see a little more wit. So far though, I’m along for the ride.

2 comments:

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

I'm kind of reluctant to watch this show because I think Boris is a terrible actor and feel the show would end up ridiculous and unbelievable.

DivaSoulSista said...

Boris isn't a great actor but this role falls within his limited range. He does have great chemistry with his co-star. Check it out. You might be pleasantly surprised. Plus, I don't think it's going to be around much longer.