CHAOS: Season 1 (2011)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

A mix of espionage drama and workplace comedy stylings, CHAOS is occasionally amusing but tonally uneven.



Critic Ratings: 19

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Apr 1, 2011
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Rogue CIA agents in the division of Clandestine Homeland Administration and Oversight Services ( CHAOS ) combat threats to national security while trying to keep their jobs from being eliminated due to budget cuts. They are determined to succeed in their secret operations despite incompetence and political issues at their home office.


Freddy Rodriguez
as Rick Martinez
Eric Close
as Michael Dorset
Tim Blake Nelson
as Casey Malick
Carmen Ejogo
as Fay Carson
Kurtwood Smith
as H.J. Higgins
Christina Cole
as Adele Ferrer
Matthew Harrison
as Aide to Higgins
Rick Overton
as Alan Blanke
Margo Martindale
as Doris Balshik
Alessandro Juliani
as Higgins' Aide
Malcolm Stewart
as Burt Hecker
Molly Hagan
as Ms. Lurkin
Tony Ali
as Hassan
Eddie Shin
as Lee Quan Song
Pasha D. Lychnikoff
as Alexei Dratschev
Robert Foxworth
as Bernard LaRouche
Branka Katic
as Sophia Vukola
Joy Osmanski
as Unchin Song
Carlos Léal
as Luc Mounia
Currie Graham
as Congressman Fuller
J. Douglas Stewart
as J.O. Mullins
C. Thomas Howell
as Carson Simms
Noel Johansen
as Sam Crowley
Gerard Plunkett
as Gunther Voight
Rob Hayter
as Assassin
Alisen Down
as Dr. Levine
Martin Novotny
as Morgue Clerk
Joel David Moore
as Constantine Gallo
Bill Duke
as Gen. Margolis
Adam Godley
as Jonathan Aldridge
Bruce Ramsay
as Jean Pierre
Jesse Borrego
as Ernesto Salazar
Marina Eva
as Tatiana
Gregg Henry
as Kurt Neimeyer
Colin Foo
as Mr. Lee
Paul Wu
as Chakan
Simon Longmore
as CIA Security Guard
Cynthia Stevenson
as Violet Green
Lesley Ewen
as Older Woman
John Rothman
as Byron Duke
Ilia Volok
as Clarkson
Shaker Paleja
as CIA Suit
Tina Milo Milivojevic
as Election Worker
Peter Hanlon
as Card Player
Deni Delory
as Counter Attendant
Anousha Alamian
as Bodyguard
Vladimir Moskovshenko
as Dratschev Butler
James Tyce
as Soldier
John Shaw
as Gate Guard
Tommy Europe
as Policeman
Roman Podhora
as Tour Operator
Vanessa Evancic
as Girl at Roadblock
Kurt Max Runte
as German Lieutenant
Alexander Mandra
as GRU Officer
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Critic Reviews for CHAOS Season 1

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (11)

CHAOS starts out in the hole by knocking the amiable and amusing The Defenders off the schedule, and it never crawls out all the way.

Apr 1, 2011 | Full Review…

More often, though, the laughs range from tepid to nonexistent.

Apr 1, 2011 | Full Review…

Chaos can be amusing in spots, although it's hard to envision it as a long-distance runner.

Apr 1, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

It sure works Friday, seasoned with devil-may-care brio from a cool cast, but will it work next week?

Apr 1, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's entertaining enough in a cotton candy sort of way, the kind of TV junk food - with dashes of wit and whimsy - that serves as a full meal for some viewers. For others, CHAOS will just be more empty calories.

Mar 31, 2011 | Full Review…

While the premiere of Chaos has clever moments, it thinks it's a lot smarter than it actually is.

Apr 1, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The show's acting offers no respite. Scenes unfold very slowly, as characters talk quickly but pause at the end of each speech, often holding a self-satisfied smirk as if listening to an inaudible laugh track.

Apr 1, 2011 | Rating: 2/10 | Full Review…

I didn't hate the pilot, though it veers from silly to serious so quickly a girl could get whiplash, but I didn't for a minute buy it as a serious contender for next fall on CBS, either.

Apr 1, 2011 | Full Review…

Imagine if Ocean's 11 had a baby with Spy Game, and you might get the gist here.

Apr 1, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

What kind of misguided masochist thinks it's a great idea to throw whimsy on top of a nuts-and-bolts CIA procedural?

Apr 1, 2011 | Full Review…

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