Sundays, 9:00 PM ET on EPIX
Richard Armitage stars as Daniel Miller, the cerebral, newly-anointed CIA officer who goes from being an analyst at Langley to an undercover officer in Berlin tasked with finding a leak.
Daniel leads the Berlin Station crew in piecing together evidence that will illuminate Langley’s role in the Iosava rendition. Meanwhile, Hector takes a new approach to atoning for bad behavior. And as the episode draws to a close and the truth comes into focus, the Shaw mantle is passed.
Having confirmed Hector's identity as Shaw, Daniel still faces various obstacles in turning him over to the Germans: assailants, a kidnapping, and his own conscience as he learns the Thomas Shaw origin story. Frost is still a fugitive, Kirsch is still trailing the rendition, and Valerie pursues her own suspicions about Robert’s loyalties.
Berlin Station is a spy drama about a CIA analyst being re-deployed in Berlin. The show shares many aspects of "Homeland" and "The Americans" but without actually pushing on the boundaries of action and has a dry storyline. The cast is comprised of B-C list actors that do well but this series is a little too boring for me. I don't recommend this show.
This review is based on the first 2 episodes of Berlin Station. Berlin Station is a pretty-low octance Spy Thriller somewhat reminiscent of Homeland, but without the action sequences. If anything, its more like amc's Rubicon. It's about an agent who is sent to Berlin to try and find a mole within the CIA's Berlin Station as they try to deal with the aftermath of an Edward Snowden type leaker known as "Thomas Shaw." The show deals with the various agents within Berlin Station and the red tape and bureaucracy they must deal with to try and actually get anything done, much like Homeland. Meanwhile, the lead character goes around pursuing leads and clues on his own and stakes people out. It's very boring, nothing exciting happens, and I can't really see it going anywhere. If you CANT GET ENOUGH of Homeland, you'd probably like this. Otherwise, It's not worth paying for the EPIX channel.
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