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Undercovers -- "Instructions" -- 09/29/10

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Steven and Samantha go on the hunt for a kidnapped scientist whose captors plan to force her to make a bomb to be used in an attack. Elsewhere, Leo meets Samantha's sister Lizzy.


I liked episode 1, but didn't love it. Boris and Gugu have great chemistry and I love the set design for the show. I think it has room for improvement.
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Re: Undercovers -- "Instructions" -- 09/29/10

This has to have been the most boring premiere I've seen yet. Not sure if I'll give episode 2 a try.

I think I'll wait for reviews.
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Re: Undercovers -- "Instructions" -- 09/29/10

Originally Posted by Dragon Tattoo View Post
This has to have been the most boring premiere I've seen yet. Not sure if I'll give episode 2 a try.

I think I'll wait for reviews.
It wasn't a great series premiere by any means, but I wasn't bored. I think I said last week that one of the issues I had was everything coming so easily to Steven and Samantha. I really got no sense of danger from the mission. Plus, I saw the ratings were a little disappointing as well especially for a big budget action show from JJ.
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Re: Undercovers -- "Instructions" -- 09/29/10

Yeah, I'm done with this one...just don't have the time for mediocrity.
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Re: Undercovers -- "Instructions" -- 09/29/10

Meh. I think I may be done with this show, too. The two leads are really good, but the writing isn't. The cranky boss, the nerdy sidekick and that annoying other spy working with them? Don't like any of them. This show just doesn't have the charm of something like Burn Notice.

The woman that ran the deli while they were out of the country, though: Yowza!
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Re: Undercovers -- "Instructions" -- 09/29/10

Originally Posted by Fist of Doom View Post
The two leads are really good, but the writing isn't
yeah both the leads are really good but the humor come and goes in strange places.. Like the writers are being told to punch up the humor so they just throw some lines in here or there..

the guy cracking a joke with the bomb was really forced, most of the stuff the sidekick guy does seems forced.. It just sets a strange tone over all for the show. Like Alias lite or something. I don't really dislike it but I can see how it might be hard to capture a core audience.

It's not really funny like The Good Guys, but it's also not really action like Hawaii Five-O.. Eh, guess we wait and see what happens..
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Re: Undercovers -- "Instructions" -- 09/29/10

The show is ok....it is what it is. They have a lead couple who are both hot for male and female viewers. The writing for this show has been weak so far. I do not see this one making it past one season if it does not get canceled before it has a chance to finish.
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Re: Undercovers -- "Instructions" -- 09/29/10

it was this or Nikita, and Nikita is much better, IMO. Buh bye.
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Re: Undercovers -- "Instructions" -- 09/29/10

Both Undercovers and Nikita are both off my list.
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Re: Undercovers -- "Instructions" -- 09/29/10

I gave it another go, now giving this show the flick

Nikita is a lot better
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Re: Undercovers -- "Instructions" -- 09/29/10

Finally watched this episode and I still enjoy it. The writing could be better but I've seen worse. Hopefully it won't get the ax before the season is over.
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Re: Undercovers -- "Instructions" -- 09/29/10

Wow, I'm surprised at the hate this show is getting. I think it's pretty damn good, much better then Hawaii Five-O, I'm surprised the two would even be compared. It's one of the better new shows, I'm in for at least the rest of the season.
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Re: Undercovers -- "Instructions" -- 09/29/10

I'm enjoying the show too. Can't wait to see where it may take us as an audience. It's very entertaining.
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Re: Undercovers -- "Instructions" -- 09/29/10

Yeah I enjoyed the first episode, but havent watched this one yet... Sad to hear about the ratings, since it will mean no more spy/espionage shows for me if it doesnt make it since Im done with Nikita.
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Re: Undercovers -- "Instructions" -- 09/29/10

Originally Posted by Blu Man View Post
Wow, I'm surprised at the hate this show is getting. I think it's pretty damn good, much better then Hawaii Five-O, I'm surprised the two would even be compared. It's one of the better new shows, I'm in for at least the rest of the season.
I...I can't tell if this is sarcasm or not.

This show is garbage.
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Re: Undercovers -- "Instructions" -- 09/29/10

Originally Posted by Dragon Tattoo View Post
I...I can't tell if this is sarcasm or not.

This show is garbage.
Which part seems like sarcasm? The fact that I like the show or that I compared it to the 45 minute long Chevy ad that is Hawaii Five-O?

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