Hunted Season 1 Review “Mort”

Coming to Cinemax from BBC UK is a slick new spy show from the makers of SpooksHunted, with tonight’s first episode, ‘Mort’, illustrating the lofty expectations for the series and it’s star, Melissa George. Is this the small-screen’s answer to Bourne or Bond? Not quite, but the solid foundations are here to build upon.

After the popularity of Spooks, you can understand the ambition to create something similar, yet somehow fresh, in order to fill the gap in viewers’ lives. Hunted does it’s very best is this regard, following a best-in-the-business female spy, Sam Hunter, as she uncovers the truth about her mysterious employers. We meet her during a mission and are given minimal information about her former life. Skilled and ruthless, George just about convinces as a kick-ass heroine able to take care of business, despite her sex-pot pout and minute stature, and it’s great to see a female character like this able to carry a show. Read More...


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