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Fresh out of the farm, Annie Walker must adapt to the challenging life of a CIA operative under the guidance of her handler, Auggie. But soon she realizes her recruit might have to do with her last boyfriend rather than her talent.

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Series cast summary:
Piper Perabo ...  Annie Walker 75 episodes, 2010-2014
Christopher Gorham ...  Auggie Anderson 75 episodes, 2010-2014
Kari Matchett ...  Joan Campbell 75 episodes, 2010-2014
Peter Gallagher ...  Arthur Campbell 72 episodes, 2010-2014
Hill Harper ...  Calder Michaels 32 episodes, 2013-2014
Anne Dudek ...  Danielle Brooks 32 episodes, 2010-2012
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Storyline

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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USA

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English

Release Date:

13 July 2010 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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All of the episode titles in season two share the titles of R.E.M. songs. See more »

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The National Security Act of 1947 which created the CIA specifically forbids it from conducting operations on US soil. So whenever a character does something in the name of the CIA in the US they are actually violating federal law. See more »

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[repeated line]
Annie Walker: Read me in.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #30.78 (2014) See more »

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Can You Save Me
Written by Apple Trees & Tangerines
Performed by Apple Trees & Tangerines
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Sydney meets Veronica
2 November 2018 | by mirwais-orbitSee all my reviews

It's been 4 years since the series finale, and seems like yesterday that I used to watch its TV teasers and give a damm to it.

Except the spy theme and Piper Perabo, a charismatic petit mix of Julia Roberts, Amanda Peet, Jennifer Garner and brazilian actress Alinne Moraes, nothing about the show really caught my attention at that time. But now, after watching it on Amazon's stream service, I realized how wrong I was.

As a huge fan of Alias that I am, of course that comparisons are inevitable thru the episodes, but there's no room here for that glossy spy fetish sci-fi that somehow corrupted J.J. Abrams's show thru the seasons. Covert Affairs instead tries to be more down to earth like Veronica Mars.

As an episode themed series that it is, we cannot expect much plot development more than some action sequences that follows the main character's "weekly missions" and some lazy twists and cliched conflicts of the genre here and there. But anyway, the show makes its point as a light entertainment for those who just want to sit and watch it without the need to think too much. It has its charms though, like the main cast. Piper does a great job as the CIA recruit Annie Walker, and Keri Matchett as her CIA commander Joan Campbell is definitely an empowering role. Supporting actors like Christopher Gorham and Sendil Ramamurthy grows a lot throughout the seasons, and the chemistry between all of them is what makes viewers give it a fair try.

The best of the show is that Annie Walker is really well developed at the moment viewers realize that she gets stronger as her experience grows thru episodes and missions complexities expands. She gets smarter, more tactical and mature in a natural pace. That's why first 2 seasons looks a little clumsy and generic, like a derivative product of those aforementioned shows and then it gets better and some kind solid after that, finding its own personality from that on.

Interesting how a simple show as it is can turn out to be satisfactory and never pretentious. And five seasons were the necessary to make it not remarkable, but enjoyable in the exact amount.

Give it a try, you'll enjoy it as much as I did.


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