Did they not run a season 1 marathon before the opener?
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6/8/11 at 6:09pm
I love Covert Affairs. I watched the marathon of reruns and this week's season opener over the last couple of days and was reminded why I like the show so much.
Annie's ability to kick the asses of beefy assassins, although she is unarmed and dressed in designer clothes, is the show's running joke. Covert Affairs to me is mostly a chance to see charming, beautiful women, especially Piper Perabo, doing exciting things. Every time I see Perabo in the incredibly high heels she usually wears, I wonder how she can walk, much less run and fight armed thugs.
I like the strained but apparently loving relationship that Annie's boss, Joan, has with her husband, Arthur, who is also Joan's boss. That thread has worked to illustrate the interesting bureaucratic infighting that seemingly is always going on in Annie's CIA.
Auggie, the blind man of action, strains my credibility to the breaking point but I put that aside, as I so so much of the other silliness in the Covert Affairs universe. Finally, I like Ben, who is Annie's on again off again lover and played by Eion Bailey. Both he and Christopher Gorham, as Auggie, have done a creditable job, I think, as have most of the other members of the show's large ensemble cast.
I'm wondering, is this still true? Because this week's episode was a mess. TERRIBLE writing, horribly contrived scenarios, and implausable in every respect. I watch this show because my wife likes it, and she puts up with my shows. Last season, I found it fairly entertaining. But so far this season...yikes. Really really awfull. It's definately gown down hill.