New content arriving soon! Very exciting!

Excuse me for a second while I dust off a few cobwebs.

The USA network is kicking off their summer lineup this week, which means fresh recaps will land here very soon. In addition to returning shows White Collar and Psych, I'll be recapping and reviewing their much-anticipated (around here, at the very least) brand-new series, Covert Affairs. It's a spy drama executive-produced by Doug Liman, director of Swingers, The Bourne Identity, Go, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith. From the show's official website:

New jobs are tough -- especially when your new employer is the CIA. Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) is fluent in six languages, has traveled the world and is besting her fellow CIA trainees in every test. But that doesn't explain why she's suddenly summoned by CIA headquarters to report for active duty as a field operative one month before her training is over. She doesn't know there may be something -- or someone -- from her past that her CIA bosses are really after.

Annie's unofficial guide to the CIA is Auggie Anderson (Christopher Gorham), a tech ops expert who was blinded while on assignment. As Annie navigates this new world of intrigue, danger and bureaucratic red tape, Auggie is there to make sure this quick study won't be kept in the dark for long. Also starring Peter Gallagher, Kari Matchett, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Anne Dudek.

Reactions to advance screenings of the pilot episode have been pretty universally positive, and expectations are high. Could be good. Of course, it could also start out strong and then go off the rails, à la last season's FlashForward debacle. Just in case, I reserve the right to abandon ship at any time if it fails to live up to its potential; making it all the way to FF's feeble, sputtering finale ended up being an exercise in masochism. We'll see how this one turns out.


starrdust411 said…
I found this blog over the summer and have spent the past few weeks going through your old posts on Heroes. (Loved your Vol. 5 script by the way. Other than the generous amounts of Mohinder love, I have to say one of my favorite things about it was how you had Tracy not only full blown evil, but also using her powers in a smart, crafty way. Also, I was hesitant about the idea of Claire/Noah as Company partners, but the way you wrote their old-school/new-school dynamic was intriguing. All this is proof that it was never going to happen on the show since it was too well thought out and practical :P) I can't wait to see some new content and hopefully join in on the Covert Affairs reaction/recap discussions :D
Morgan Richter said…
Hi, Starrdust411! I hope you join in on the Covert Affairs discussions -- the more, the merrier. Thanks for the love of my volume five script! There are so many directions that season could have gone, and I think they pretty much blew it across the board. It's a shame.

I have decently high hopes for Covert Affairs. It could still end up being no damn good, of course, but it looks like it might be a lot of fun. Fingers crossed.

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