For those who weren't aware (as I wasn't before Page48's post yesterday), USA's newest spy series "Covert Affairs" premiered last night (7/13) at 10pm. This is the first new show I've made a point of watching since...well, it's been a while. And I'm happy to say while I had a few annoyances with little things, I'm glad I stayed up past my bedtime to see it.
*** BEWARE: Some spoilerish content below***
The plot for about the first half seemed a bit weak, but got stronger toward the end with a few twists I didn't see coming. I didn't care much for the instant beach cheesy-ish flashbacks in the first scene, and the unnecessary dumming-it-down flashback toward the end of the "real" bad guy (uh yeah I remember him...just saw him 20 mins ago...). I do like the characters of Annie and Auggie so far. I'm undecided on their two CIA superiors at this point, but like the complexity their marriage adds to the dynamic. I wonder if the likable Auggie will end up being more than what he seems as the friendly blind tech-opps guy (w/ way more mojo than Marshall could ever hope for). Overall I give the pilot an A- for decent character development, good action (I liked the more realistic fight scene at the end that was anything but neat and pretty), and the possibility for interesting serial plotlines along with weekly mission fun. I believe I will be tuning in next week. :)
What did you think?
Photo from USA Network website