spies

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agents-of-s-h-i-e-l-d-2013-cartoon-poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2364582/
http://abc.go.com/shows/marvels-agents-of-shield
http://marvel.com/tv/show/190/marvels_agents_of_shield

Agents with a formerly-secret worldwide law-enforcement organization work to safeguard the world from the lesser challenges now too-frequent for superheroes alone.

Good enough, although so far it's one of these episodic shows which has a new problem every episode.

  • S.H.I.E.L.D. - Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division



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criminal-2016-poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3014866/
http://www.criminal.movie/

Desperate for intelligence, a brutal killer is implanted with the memories of a dead operative.

A surprisingly good movie. While not wholly original, it's a good mix of interesting elements. This isn't really a spy movie, and has a surprisingly strong emphasis on characters.



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agent-hamilton-but-not-if-it-concerns-your-daughter-2012-poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1856047/
(homepage)

An agent's god-daughter is kidnapped under political circumstances, and complexities necessitate him forming his own team to rescue her.

Quite a good movie. Excellent pacing and music.



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the-bourne-supremacy-2004-poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372183/

A brainwashed CIA assassin who tried to retire-hide in India with his commonlaw-wife gets pulled into a mystery and stuff when she is killed in an attempt to frame him.

More of the same. Forgettable. It's not worth continuing this series.



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the-bourne-identity-2002-poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258463/

A man is fished from the sea and has no memory. He is on the run, but he can use a gun, and a little martial arts like Bruce Lee.

Long and drawn out, with a plot that doesn't even remotely begin to make any sense whatsoever until the movie is basically over.

Brings nothing to the table. I think this was successful not because it's any good but because it was shown during a drought of movies in this genre-ballpark.



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hamilton-in-the-interest-of-the-nation-2012-poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1856014/
(website)

A Swedish intelligence agent tracks a missing shipment of arms, uncovering a link to a mercenary organization.

Exceptional. This is not Jame Bond-style, but is a proper adult movie.



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The Night Manager (2016-) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1399664/
http://www.amc.com/shows/the-night-manager
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03g13rt

A dude begins his career as a night manager for some place somewhere but gets used by British intelligence to act against an arms dealer.

Fairly decent, but I suspect it's only because this is another show with a British accent being thrown around carelessly.



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Archer (2009-) tv poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1486217/
http://www.fxnetworks.com/archer

A spy does spy stuff, drinks, hits on women and makes a jackass of himself while being surprisingly competent.

A fun, light, series which has a whole lot of laugh-out-loud moments.

  • Though I've seen it all, I didn't begin taking notes until later on.



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Note to self - avoid cliffhangers: watch more when it's part way into the next season.

The Blacklist (2013-) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2741602/
http://www.nbc.com/the-blacklist

A bad guy blackmails the good guys because he likes this one good girl.

My impression from the first few episodes was:

Seems "ok". Unless this has a more interesting story-arc, I won't consider this particularly good. The predictable and episodic nature of television bores the shit out of me. It makes a series only valuable only the course of multiple episodes and individual episodes become the shit I have to slog through.

My later impression, from the end of the second season:

Characters were slow and stiff until they were developed more fully. When they were, a broader story arc took hold, making this show quite a bit more interesting.



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