Set in the intensely secretive world of intelligence and the enigmatic US/Australia joint defence facility in central Australia, the spy-thriller Pine Gap delves into the famously strong alliance between the two countries.
Beneath the placid facade of Canberra, amidst rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist Harriet Dunkley uncovers a secret city of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger including her own.
Set in the hidden world of intelligence, Pine Gap exposes the cost of secrecy and the stress inflicted on nations and individuals when our ultimate loyalty is to our country and not to our partner. When a civilian plane is shot down over Myanmar, the search for the true motive threatens the famously strong American/Australian joint military alliance through conflicting interests, personal ideals. - and one tragic mistake.Written by
When I started to watch this show, I didn't know what to think of it. it didn't particularly grab me, but kept me interested enough to keep on watching. And it stayed that way until the end of season 1. And there where two cliffhangers that makes me want to see season 2 as well.
The series is what you can expect. Some romance, some drama, some unexpected turn of events and plenty of factors playing an influence. In the series you follow A-crew from the secret listening post Pine Gap, located in the outback of Australia. Pine Gab is a collaboration between the US and Australia, which means that there is a dynamic of two governments and a sort of divide between American en Australian operatives within A-crew. As the serie progresses, the tension on the world stage increases and that means tension in A-crew increases as well. With a few twists here and there, the series keeps itself interesting, though at some points I find the dynamic between certain characters a little unbelievable.
Some of the members of a-crew get a lot of attention and we get to know a lot about their background, while other members stay relatively in the shadows. The last part is a bit of a downer, since it doesn't make you bond with members who'll be playing a major role in season 2. It also doen't explain certain behavior shown by those members. But the series did managed to keep me watching and half way through starts making things interesting. The ending of the season is good enough to make me want to watch season 2. So i'm going to rate this a 8 out of 10 and would advise people who like series that revolve around secret agencies to watch this show. Remember though, this is not an action series, so don't expect gun blazing action and bond style like situations (or even those out of homeland).
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