11 June 2010

For Your Alias Fix, Check Out --- Covert Affairs

They are already calling this series Alias-lite. And from the looks of it, I've no doubt people will be talking about it.

Airing this summer (July, USA Network), Covert Affairs stars Piper Perabo, as Annie Walker, a CIA trainee who is suddenly sent on a field assignment. She is tasked to go after an ex-boyfriend, who is also a spy. Christopher Gorham (from Ugly Betty) plays her uber techie guide. And to make things interesting, Gorham's character is actually blind.

Unlike Alias though, Covert Affairs doesn't seem to follow an absurd mythology (e.g. see Rimbaldi). In fact, this may fit under the same mold as Chuck even if it is not as funny. It's light, mysterious and action-packed, with the chick leading the ass-kicking.

A point to note before you watch the short teaser below ---- Why are most female agents on TV surnamed Walker? Sarah Walker from Chuck. Renee Walker from 24. And now here's Annie Walker from Covert Affairs.

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