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To prevent Iran from going nuclear, intelligence officer John Tavner must forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous "non-official cover" -- that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm.

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Series cast summary:
Aliette Opheim ...  Detective Agathe Albans 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Michael Dorman ...  John Tavner 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Kurtwood Smith ...  Leslie Claret 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Michael Chernus ...  Edward Tavner 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Kathleen Munroe ...  Alice Tavner 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Chris Conrad ...  Dennis McClaren 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Terry O'Quinn ...  Tom Tavner 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Gil Bellows ...  Lawrence Lacroix 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Julian Richings ...  Peter Icabod 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Marcus Toji ...  Stephen Tchoo 9 episodes, 2015-2017
Sylvie Sadarnac ...  Det. Lucie Prum-Waltzing 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Charlotte Arnold ...  Ally O'Dhonaill / ... 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Sadieh Rifai ...  Mahtma El-Mashad 8 episodes, 2017
Zoe Schwartz Zoe Schwartz ...  Sophie 8 episodes, 2017
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John Tavner doesn't really fit in with his quirky colleagues at the industrial piping corporation where he works. They don't really know much about him, but what they don't realize is that his life has been anything but mundane. To prevent Iran from going nuclear, he has assumed a fake persona as an average businessman when in reality he is actually a highly skilled intelligence officer, who took the piping job because of the routine business trips to Luxembourg, and because the job is secluded and too dull to be noticed. Unfortunately for him a European cop is at his heels trying to discover who he is, his incessantly grim and nervous coworker Mr. Icabod has figured out that he isn't who he says, and Steven, a chubby employee with a recent brain injury, is starting to remember a horrible act which John may have inflicted. Written by Gasmaskproductionsbooks

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USA

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5 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Kurtwood Smith and Kathleen Munroe previously starred together in the TV series Resurrection (2014). See more »

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In the opening scene, the pipeline company executives grill the main character about his knowledge of pipelines. The head honcho mispronounces the type of weld he is asking about - a fillet weld - which is correctly pronounced "fill-it". See more »

Quotes

Edward Tavner: [referring to the trip to Luxembourg] Oh yeah, sure, I had a ton of fun!
Detective Agathe Albans: [confused] ... But that was the night that you were stabbed.
Edward Tavner: Well, not THAT part...
Detective Agathe Albans: Then WHICH part?
Edward Tavner: [apprehensive] I... I dunno, the... lots of castles...?
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London Calling
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Written by Mick Jones, Paul Simonon (as Paul Gustave Simonon), Topper Headon, and Joe Strummer
Performed by The Clash
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Perfect
6 April 2017 | by Kelsey RushworthSee all my reviews

This show does Dark Comedy perfectly. The episodes are well paced yet each episode is able to convey important set pieces and elements which play into the plot later.

Every episode had me saying the words "oh s**t" due to it's mounting tension where simple looking plans are formed and then thrown out the window because something wrong happened. I constantly was wondering what would happen next and each episode kept me completely hooked. I loved all of the characters of which made me feel different emotions from anger to joy, even the more reprehensible of them as they are written with multiple dimensions.

I don't want to spoil the plot of the show as in my opinion would be a disservice to anyone who has not yet seen the show all the way through.

Cinematography is beautiful, the colors stand out and really gives the show a unique look. The soundtrack is amazing (I've been listening to it all week), and the acting is top notch.

Please for the love of God Amazon, make another season. Gamble with another one because this show will catch on with more people. I honestly believe this is the next Breaking Bad-esq critical breakthrough that nobody saw coming but will become huge after further development. Don't rush it, ensure it's of a high a quality as the first season and it WILL catch on.

Anyway, conclusion... Yea this is awesome, the first Amazon exclusive show I actually liked.


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