Give it a try
23 October, 2013
I've seen exactly three episodes of this series,but so far I've quite impressed. I feel like I'll probably have to do some DVD renting of back episodes to "get my fill" on this,since USA Network seems to like to scramble practically all of their shows on their sched,save for "Law and Order:SVU",which they run on what seems like an endless loop.
There's a sort of "maltese Falcon"/Dashiell Hammet sort of narrative,probably the main attraction of this show to me.And that is what frames the story of a "Burned" CIA spook(Jeffrey Donovan,cool and excellent!)who is stuck in Miami,trying to put together the pieces of why he was burned(spy talk for being summarily and hastily given the boot by the agency)and who did him in. While he waits and searches,he ends up being a freelance operative who helps out various causes,often with the help of a mercurial but sharp ex-girlfriend(Gabrielle Anwar,a lovely lass I've greatly missed)and a former colleague(Bruce Campbell,still "the Man") who may or may not be in the same boat as him.
Add in the fact that Michael(our spy in question),is now in constant(and sometimes unwanted)contact with his mother(Sharon Gless,back on series TV for the first time in ages!),and you have a well-rounded,quirky,smart and intriguing series that feels both familiar AND unique. Maybe I haven't seen enough of this to have a truly well-rounded appreciation of it,but I like what I've seen and want to see more,much more.
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