Covert Affairs (2010– )

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A young CIA operative/trainee, Annie Walker, is sent into the field to work for the DPD (Domestic Protection Division). Auggie Anderson is a blind tech operative, and is Walker's guide in ... See full summary »

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 Annie Walker (69 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Auggie Anderson (69 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Joan Campbell (69 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Arthur Campbell (66 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Danielle Brooks (32 episodes, 2010-2012)
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A young CIA operative/trainee, Annie Walker, is sent into the field to work for the DPD (Domestic Protection Division). Auggie Anderson is a blind tech operative, and is Walker's guide in her new life in the CIA. Walker's cover story is that she works at the Smithsonian Museum. Written by Alexander Soloviev

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Unlike most action dramas, the strong lead is female, whereas the male lead is the sidekick. Furthermore, there are 1-2 "gratuity nudity" scenes per episode, all by the male lead, Auggie, who is frequently seen without a shirt, showing his bare, fit upper body. See more »

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The Director of Clandestine Services (DCS) is the only senior CIA official whose identity is not public. There is no way news reports would feature live interviews or even state his name. See more »

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[repeated line]
Annie Walker: Read me in.
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Like Alias, only less stupid
13 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show is turning out to be what I wanted Alias to be. The similarities can't be missed really. Strong female spy with big doe eyes and a b cup, wandering around in skimpy outfits somehow kicking ass in spike heals (this always bothers me so much. I spend so much of female led action shows just staring at the foot where in dismay) but also managing family and home, occasionally crumbling in the arms of a strong scruffy man. But unlike Alias this show avoids some pitfalls.

A. It doesn't over do it. Yes super spies are cool. Of course they don't exist but there is a limit to how much we can take as an audience before we go, "Alright that's just stupid." This show manages to juggle really high stakes life or death situations with some of the more tedious but still interesting aspects of being a spy. No prophecies. No ridiculous pseudo-science.

B. Real people. The problem with JJ Abrahms that this avoids is that people watch shows to watch real people do extraordinary things. But it's nice to know they're real people every now and then. The main character messes up. She looses fights. She does dumb things. She is laughed at for making obvious mistakes. It makes her human.

C. Augie. I can't stress enough that if you don't like this show at first, wait until Augie shows up. He sold it for me. He is a really talented actor and with out a doubt the most interesting and fleshed out character in the show. I only wish he had more screen time.

So if you watched Alias, but sometime around second season starting shouting at the TV, "Why are you doing this JJ!? What did we ever do to deserve this!?" then this is your show. And for now it's mine. Let's share it.


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