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Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

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Married former spies Steven and Samantha Bloom (Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw) reenter the world of espionage to track down a friend and fellow agent (Carter MacIntyre), who disappeared while on the trail of an arms dealer, in the series premiere. The pair find that their globe-spanning mission reignites their passion for the job and for each other.


Starring:

Boris Kodjoe (Soul Food)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Doctor Who)
Gerald McRaney (Jericho, Simon & Simon)

The Pilot was written by JJ Abrams and Josh Reims
Directed by JJ Abrams

The preview for this during the upfronts in May looked terrific and it looks like it has solid production value as well. Looking forward to this one.
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

I'm sure most of you have already seen promos for Undercovers, but in case you haven't, here's the full length trailer.

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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

I'm in for this. I just hope it's a lot more "espionage" than "passion" though.
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

it's JJ, i'll watch
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

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it's JJ, i'll watch
I'm with you. He's name alone gets me to check it out. We'll see if I stick around.
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

Can't wait
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

I'll be watching because its JJ Abrams. but Wednesdays you have this show, Survivor, The Middle, Hells Kitchen all at 8.
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

I thought it was pretty fun. The two leads were good, but the humor just got a little too goofy at times. Enjoyable, but I don't know if I'll tune in each week.
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

<-- Underwhelmed by Undercovers. Expected more.
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

Originally Posted by Fist of Doom View Post
I thought it was pretty fun. The two leads were good, but the humor just got a little too goofy at times. Enjoyable, but I don't know if I'll tune in each week.
Yup. Had the Alias vibe to me, and good lord the wife is hot!
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

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Yup. Had the Alias vibe to me, and good lord the wife is hot!
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

This is obviously what Season 6 of Alias could have been like had Jennifer Garner wanted to continue. Well, it's Alias stripped of the Rhimbaldi subplot I'm guessing. I mean we even get a Marshall replacement. Unfortunately Major Dad is no Jack Bristow.

I'll see if things get better, as there isn't much on at Wednesday at 8 that I care about (Never cared for Survivor or Hell's Kitchen).
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

Not bad, but not amazing either. I'll probably give it another shot just because Wednesday is a light night for me.
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

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Not bad, but not amazing either. I'll probably give it another shot just because Wednesday is a light night for me.
Pretty much my thoughts as well.

Between Chuck, Covert Affairs and Alias, this show feels like I've seen it before. I do like the main leads and that will keep me watching for a while-- Hopefully, long enough for them to sneak in a compelling story arc like they did on Fringe.
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

I liked it. Kodjoe and Mbatha-Raw have really solid chemistry together. I think they were a really believable married couple. The overall tone of the show makes me think that Abrams is targetting more of a female demographic as the primary audience.

I'll repeat what's already been said, Mbatha-Raw (Samantha) is drop dead gorgeous. Huge props to Abrams and his casting director for finding her. Very sexy and confidant character.

I also have to give huge props to the set designer. The international locales felt really authentic. Alot of the production design is very similar to Alias.

I also liked Gerald McRaney as the extremely uptight handler for Steven and Samantha.

The only drawbacks that I saw were that Steven and Samantha joked around a little too much and everything on their mission seemed to come so easy to both of them. I didn't really feel a sense of danger for either one of them. The mission was kind of fun, but the resolution kind of fell flat.

I have a feeling this show will only get better, as Abrams and his writers get a better feel for the characters. Overall I would probably give this a B.

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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

Decent enough so that I'll come back next week, but nothing special.
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

This is going to be the perfect show to watch on Hulu on Thursday afternoons while I'm eating lunch.
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

I found this show enjoyable and as everybody said and I agree, the wife is hot. I also always enjoyed Gerald McRaney and I like the contrast of his character against the married couple.

That's reason enough to put the season pass on my DVR.
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

Finally caught this and it was pretty good. I've set up the season pass too.
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

I've been waiting for this show. But I missed it the other day. Off to Hulu.

It's brave for them to cast this show with 2 Hot Blacks.
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

The wife is jaw droppingly hot.
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

I really, really liked this. It hit on all cylinders for me.
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

It was pretty stupid of the wife to tell the villian her name since they didn't kill him. If she shot him then, it would be fine but dialog made it seem they turned him over to the CIA. Wonder if that will come back to bite them later.
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

It wasn't as good as the pilots to either Lost or Alias, but it was still one of the better pilots of this new season. I'll certainly be back for more.
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Re: Undercovers -- New Series -- "Pilot" -- 09/22/10

Originally Posted by Fist of Doom View Post
I thought it was pretty fun. The two leads were good, but the humor just got a little too goofy at times. Enjoyable, but I don't know if I'll tune in each week.

Exactly, after awhile the back and forth goofing around got old and dumb. Half way through i wanted to turn it off. If they cut out all the back and forth joking it may work.

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