UNDERCOVERS, the latest show from JJ Abrams, looked promising. Two leads with enough charm, humor and tenderness to somewhat fill in the void Friday Night Lights Eric and Tami Taylor will be leaving.
The Blooms were two of the CIA's best spies who quite five years prior to the pilot so they could settle down. They are temporarily reinstated when an old chum Leo goes missing. For the first six minutes, the show was turning out to be one of the best things I'd seen this season. Exciting chase scene, snappy dialogue, mere normalcy hampering the love life of Steven (Boris Kodjoe) and Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) Bloom.
Then Hoyt showed up and I realised this just is not clicking. The comedy is not funny enough and treads on the toes of the drama. Dressing up as two maintenance employees to break into a computer server system is just plain lazy plotting.
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