Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Series Review: Covert Affairs

One boring weekend, I've caught up with my favorite TV series and got nothing left to do so I browsed through TV.com and TVFanatic.com in search for something new to watch.

Covert Affairs caught my eye mainly because it is still on its second season and I wouldn't be catching up for so long. I didn't read the reviews, I just read the synopsis and thought it would help me pass my boredom.

I was wrong.

I apologize if you are a fan of this series, but personally I found it too boring and bland for my taste. I didn't expect it to be an instant favorite of mine, but I expected it to be at the very least interesting enough to make me want to continue watching it.

The Series

photo: ShareTV.org

So okay, I finished all 11 episodes of season 1 until season 2's 10th episode and it's not because it was too gripping, thanks to Auggie Anderson (played by Christopher Gorham). He was the only reason I stuck through all the episodes, he was just too charming and irresistible.

I thought after the first two or so episodes of the series, it would catch up with the story line. Not. There's just something lacking. The story is there, the characters and the actors are all good, the script is okay (can still be improved but it's not bad), but they just can't seem to make the story solid.

I watch a lot of TV series, CSI, Criminal Minds, White Collar, Leverage, The Mentalist, NCIS LA just to name a few. These series have different stories per episode but there's just one or two general problem that binds 1 season. Every episode have a "crime", they will investigate and what we're watching is the "what", "why", "how", "when", and "where", somehow, Covert Affairs missed this. At the beginning, they'll present a problem and then all of a sudden it's solved.


But I'm sticking to it until the end of season 2. I'm still giving it a chance because Season 2's Episode 7 was great. It was complete, intriguing, and okay...it was Auggie's episode. Let's see if the writers can keep it up and start doing episodes like Episode 7.

Rating: 5/10

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