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Follows the complicated life of intelligence officer John Tavner, whose latest assignment - to prevent Iran from going nuclear - requires him to forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous non-official cover.

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Steve Conrad
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2018   2017   2015  
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Series cast summary:
Michael Dorman ...  John Tavner 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Kurtwood Smith ...  Leslie Claret 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Michael Chernus ...  Edward Tavner 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Kathleen Munroe ...  Alice Tavner 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Aliette Opheim ...  Detective Agathe Albans 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Chris Conrad ...  Dennis McClaren 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Terry O'Quinn ...  Tom Tavner 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Julian Richings ...  Peter Icabod 15 episodes, 2015-2018
Gil Bellows ...  Lawrence Lacroix 14 episodes, 2015-2018
Zoe Schwartz ...  Sophie 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Tony Fitzpatrick ...  Jack Birdbath 12 episodes, 2015-2018
Jolie Olympia Choko ...  Myna Albans / ... 12 episodes, 2015-2018
Sylvie Sadarnac ...  Det. Lucie Prum-Waltzing / ... 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Marcus Toji ...  Stephen Tchoo 9 episodes, 2015-2017
Antoine McKay ...  Gregory Gordon 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Charlotte Arnold ...  Ally O'Dhonaill / ... 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Sadieh Rifai ...  Mahtma El-Mashad 8 episodes, 2017
Azhar Usman ...  Kkyman Candahar 8 episodes, 2017-2018
Mike O'Connell ...  Ron 8 episodes, 2017-2018
Chastity Dotson ...  Carol 8 episodes, 2017-2018
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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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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

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USA

Release Date:

5 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Tyhmen's & Saperstein model themselves after folk singers Simon and Garfunkel. Their CD cover is a copy of the photo on Simon and Garfunkel's Sounds of Silence album. The title songs on both albums refer to sounds, and the duos' names even have the same cadence. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Stephen Tchoo: It's the best smell I've ever smelled... the best smell...
[turns to stare at John]
Stephen Tchoo: your head, it's the best smell I've ever smelled...
[John stares back at him, looking creeped-out]
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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Dead Serious Rick
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Performed by Michael Dorman
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The Freshest Take on a Genre Since the Coen Brothers
9 November 2015 | by handy314See all my reviews

Please order more of this show! I haven't seen such a fresh take on a genre--in this case, espionage--since I first saw "Raising Arizona" 35 years ago. My eyes and mouth opened wide at how unique and quirkily this show used the screen, characters, story, and imagery to toss James Bond into a Cuisinart every so often for a pulse.

The whole thing has the feeling, like the incredible camera/bull sequence, of being told as a narrative from the memories and imaginations of two goofy brothers lying out in a tent one summer night, taking turns killing off each other's characters and they hand off the narrative. The setup and pay off of the Asian gentleman and the security guard is brilliant!

I can't stop laughing to make breakfast.

I almost want to never see any more so as to preserve the mystery and perfection. This pilot is Rube Goldberg's Cleaning Closet with all the mops and brooms and buckets just barely kept from chaos by the door.

My one concern is the title, which is hopelessly dull and shares none of the grab bag charm of the script and acting. Even "NOC" is better because it conceals mystery but pays off. Nobody politically left of John McCain would give this a tumble with that name. It sounds like a Tom Clancy novel when it's a lot closer to Tom Robbins.

I'm sold on this writer/director and will now go look up his IMDb credits. Thanks for letting us review.


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