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4.0 out of 5 stars She spies
Finally, a TV show about a female spy that ISN'T all about dressing her in sexy clothing. Instead, "Covert Affairs" is all about a young CIA agent's adventures, as she carries out taut, action-packed missions. It's an enjoyable, promising little series, and Piper Perabo makes an enjoyably earnest young agent.

Annie Walker (Perabo) is undergoing training to be a...
Published on 25 Aug 2011 by E. A Solinas

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3.0 out of 5 stars Alias-lite, but enjoyable.
Covert Affairs Season 1 is an enjoyable piece of fluff in the Alias-mould, but without that particular show's darker edge. Most of the appeal of the show, in my opinion, lies with Piper Perabo. She is very engaging and I actually found myself caring about what happened to her character. This is great credit to her, because to be honest, the show isn't particularly...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Alias-lite, but enjoyable., 23 Jan 2013
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Covert Affairs Season 1 is an enjoyable piece of fluff in the Alias-mould, but without that particular show's darker edge. Most of the appeal of the show, in my opinion, lies with Piper Perabo. She is very engaging and I actually found myself caring about what happened to her character. This is great credit to her, because to be honest, the show isn't particularly suspenseful and some of the other characters are a little irritating! Her holiday-romance lover is annoying and the relationship between the married heads of department is cringey to say the least! Definitely worth a look if you want 40 minutes of escapism after a hard day at work - but don't expect anything too deep!!
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63 of 69 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars She spies, 25 Aug 2011
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E. A Solinas "ea_solinas" (MD USA) - See all my reviews
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Finally, a TV show about a female spy that ISN'T all about dressing her in sexy clothing. Instead, "Covert Affairs" is all about a young CIA agent's adventures, as she carries out taut, action-packed missions. It's an enjoyable, promising little series, and Piper Perabo makes an enjoyably earnest young agent.

Annie Walker (Perabo) is undergoing training to be a CIA agent, and trying to forget her last romance -- her boyfriend Ben (Eion Baile) vanished without a trace, and she hasn't been able to find him.

Then she's suddenly pulled out of the program, stationed in Washington, and sent out into the field to use her linguistic skills. So when she isn't trying to have a semi-normal social life and spending time with her sister's family, Annie is diving into some very hard missions under the guidance of blind agent Auggie (Christopher Gorham).

She has to deal with a boy-genius, a deadly Venezuelan agent, a disastrous Zurich mission, a Senatorial leak, a computer hacker who wreck's D.C.'s communications, an Iranian refugee, smugglers, an art auction.... and the return of her former lover. At the same time, her bosses have discovered that someone inside the CIA is leaking information to a muckraking journalist.

Disclaimer: I am not a CIA agent, and I don't know what it's like to be one. But I assume that "Covert Affairs" is a pretty good dramatic depiction of that agency -- there are some obvious flaws (husbands and wives cannot work together in government agencies), but it FEELS much more realistic than many other shows' depictions of the CIA.

Every episode has a nice tight mesh of action, drama, and a bit of humor, as Annie grapples with life-threatening scenarios, hails of bullets, villainous agents and the possible deaths of innocents. But somehow she always manages to save the day, and the writers make sure to stay connected to her life with her family (such as when Annie's sister tries to set her up on a date).

It also helps that Piper Perabo makes a really likable heroine -- Annie is a very earnest, sensible, kind young protagonist, but she also can kick butt. Gorham is a pretty awesome sidekick for her, especially since it's rare to see a disabled person in a TV show like this one. And we have some solid performances by Peter Gallagher and Kari Matchett as Annie's bosses (who are also stormily married), and the megahot Sendhil Ramamurthy.

"Covert Affairs Season One" is a tight, action-packed little series with a likable heroine and some solid stories. Give it a try, and tune in next season.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant tahnks!, 26 Sep 2013
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Brilliant! Really good, fast pase series, if you are fans of scandal, heores thats sort of genre you will love this series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of 'Really channels' few programmes worth watching, 25 July 2013
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A well constructed CIA drama, how accurate it represents the activities of the CIA, is impossible to know. But it is well written, directed, and performed, making it very believable and entertaining.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Realy Enjoyed, 6 July 2013
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I must admit I have seen Seasons 1 - 2 - 3, and every Season is better than the last. She is a good little actress and the cast works well togrther.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good action easy watch, 6 Dec 2013
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Have watched season 2 & 3 on the TV and wanted to see how it all began. Great easy to watch series with a bit of action glamour and ok storylines. Great afternoon watch when little else is on offer
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5.0 out of 5 stars FEMALE BOND, 11 July 2014
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i have been watching this on daytime TV, it is a bit lightweight for evenings.
think a beautiful female bond type character in designer outfits.
her handler is a blind man, who of course has perfect reflexes.
this is a great show as an alternate to CSI for male milf watchers.
the music is always fantastic there should be a soundtrack album.
at first glance this dvd looks like a led zeppelin cd.
the writer must be a big fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Girls can be heroes too, 8 May 2014
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Great new series showing how women have entered the world of spies and intelligence gathering and the subterfuge and deceit required to make a good field op. Definitely up for series 2.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Covert Affairs - Awesome, 5 Feb 2013
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I came across this series by accident. Fantastic series, nearly as good as Chuck. Looking forward to the next series.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, 21 Sep 2013
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Take a girl, still suffering from the mysterious disappearance of the love of her life, and drop her into the CIA at the deep end despite having too many morals to be a ruthless percentage player like those surrounding her. Do this before she's even completed her training. Give her a sister and nieces to ground her and complicate her life. Add a dash of office politics and intrigue. Add great performances (particularly by Piper Perabo, the lead), snappy dialogue and plots with twists and you have a recipe for a seriously fun series - Enjoy.
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