Tonight (Tuesday the 13th) is the series premier of USA’s latest spy/adventure series – Covert Affairs, starring Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham.
I was able to watch the pilot early. And because of the quality of USA’s other character-driven shows, I had high expectations. I was still impressed. Covert Affairs is witty, engaging, suspenseful, and unexpected. Annie (Perabo) is completely likable and a joy to watch. I can’t wait to see what comes next for her and the rest of the DPD (Domestic Protection Division). If you like White Collar and Burn Notice, don’t miss this next surefire hit.
New jobs are tough—especially when your new employer is the CIA. Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) is fluent in six languages, has traveled the world and is besting her fellow CIA trainees in every test. But that doesn’t explain why she’s suddenly summoned by CIA headquarters to report for active duty as a field operative one month before her training is over. She doesn’t know there may be something—or someone—from her past that her CIA bosses are really after.
Annie’s unofficial guide to the CIA is Auggie Anderson (Christopher Gorham), a tech ops expert who was blinded while on assignment. As Annie navigates this new world of intrigue, danger and bureaucratic red tape, Auggie is there to make sure this quick study won’t be kept in the dark for long. Also starring Peter Gallagher, Kari Matchett, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Anne Dudek.