Previewing the Fall TV Season: Undercovers
With the fall season beginning in mere weeks, there’s a whole slate of TV shows to look forward to, including several series that feature diverse lead actors and/or casts. I’ll be previewing these shows in the leadup to the new season based solely on their network promos. First up, the sexy married spy thriller Undercovers, starring Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
Premiere date: Wednesday, September 22 at 8:00
Bite-sized synopsis: Hart to Hart meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith with a dash of Everyone Loves Raymond.
J.J. Abrams is responsible for introducing Sydney Bristow to the pantheon of kickass female TV characters via Alias, and my love of his show’s first season guarantees that I’ll be tuning into his second spy series–but mostly out of loyalty. I really wanted to like Undercovers, not only for the Alias connection but for the fact that its leads are two appealing African-American actors, a rarity for a show that isn’t a cop drama or Tyler Perry sitcom.
Unfortunately, the premise of the bored married couple who regain their spark via a return to the spy life comes off a little forced. (Also forced is “sexpionage,” a groaner of a catchphrase the show seems desperate to make happen.)
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