spy shows

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Taken - (2017 show) image

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A military guy is recruited as a rescuer.

It's okay I guess, but it's not my thing.

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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.

I watched three episodes and liked it, but I took a long break and watched a fourth and couldn't figure anything out or get interested again. I can't recommend this except for those who are heavily hooked on those first few episodes and who intend to properly binge-watch it all.

  • S.H.I.E.L.D. - Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division
  • Abandoned? The ABC URL does not work and it cannot be found there.

The Night Manager (2016-) image

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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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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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The Blacklist (2013-) image

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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.

My final impression:

It gets repetitive and annoying.

Avoid cliffhangers: Watch more when it's part way into the next season.

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TODO - There are other media related to this universe, and I'm not sure what order to watch them in.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964-1968) poster

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A pair of secret agents do secret agenty-stuff.

Seems great so far.

  • Alternately called The Man From Uncle.
  • United Network Command for Law and Enforcement

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Article Two, "section five" of the United States Constitution is unveiled to the vice president, who keeps it secret and uses it as a leverage for extrajudicial power using one agent and a dude in her basement.

A mediocre show. It started episodic with no story arc, but then grew a weak one.

  • This show was cancelled after one season. I can see why.

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