Spy (I) (2011– )

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Tim is in a custody battle with his ex-wife, when he quits his job. He applies for a job as a civil servant doing data entry, but discovers during the job interview that he has been offered a job as a trainee spy for MI5.

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 Tim (17 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jude Wright ...
 Marcus (17 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 The Examiner (17 episodes, 2011-2012)
Rebekah Staton ...
 Caitlin (17 episodes, 2011-2012)
Mathew Baynton ...
 Chris (16 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Judith (16 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Moritz (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
Ellie Hopkins ...
 Justine (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Cohen (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Joseph H. King ...
 Goldstein (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Philip (11 episodes, 2012)
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 Portis (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Mia Clifford ...
 Mia (11 episodes, 2012)
Miles Jupp ...
 Owen (9 episodes, 2012)
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 Arthur (9 episodes, 2012)
Frank Kauer ...
 Nick Chin / ... (8 episodes, 2012)
Henry Empson ...
 Oliver (8 episodes, 2012)
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Tim is in a custody battle with his ex-wife, when he quits his job. He applies for a job as a civil servant doing data entry, but discovers during the job interview that he has been offered a job as a trainee spy for MI5.

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Hilarious!
22 January 2013 | by (Ft. Myers, FL) – See all my reviews

Spy is so insanely underrated as a show that it's not even funny (at least in the United States). Thankfully, that's the only thing that isn't funny because the show itself is absolutely hilarious. The first series introduces the hapless but well-meaning Tim, his scheming best friend, his idiosyncratic MI5 coworkers, his ex and her besotted boyfriend, and his precocious son Marcus. The second series deepens and broadens the characters and turns some early misconceptions on their heads.

One of the most entertaining things about Spy is that it manages to be both an excellent spy spoof, in the manner of the also-underrated "Chuck," and an unexpectedly touching domestic sitcom. As with other British shows in a similar vein, it's obvious that Spy's stars are not phoning in their performances at all. In particular, Darren Boyd gives a performance absolutely deserving of his Bafta win, and Jude Wright strikes exactly the right tone as his genius son.

Spy is witty, intelligent, funny, and consistently engaging. No show is perfect, but there's so much to love that it might as well be.


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