Counterpart: Season 1 (2017 - 2018)



Critic Consensus: Tense and gripping, Counterpart is an absorbing thrill-fest led by J.K. Simmons' multi-faceted dual lead performance.


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Air date: Jan 21, 2018
Air date: Jan 28, 2018
Air date: Feb 4, 2018
Air date: Feb 11, 2018
Air date: Feb 18, 2018
Air date: Feb 25, 2018
Air date: Mar 4, 2018
Air date: Mar 11, 2018
Air date: Mar 18, 2018
Air date: Apr 1, 2018

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Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons) is a lowly cog in the bureaucratic machinery of a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency. When Howard discovers that his organization safeguards the secret of a crossing into a parallel dimension, he is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue, danger, and double cross... where the only man he can trust is his near-identical counterpart from this parallel world. The show explores themes of identity, fate and lost love, posing the eternal question, "what if our lives could have been different"?


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Critic Reviews for Counterpart Season 1

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (14)

Count me among the fans of JK Simmons...If you liked The Man in the High Castle, you will love this show.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Counterpart is more than a trending topic. It feels like a series that's here to stay.

Jan 18, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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There are elements that don't work in Counterpart, and more of them with each passing episode, but Simmons keeps it often riveting. It's a performance you simply have to see. Actually, it's two.

Jan 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Not everything meshes entirely smoothly, but the series' style and substance are apparent from the start.

Jan 26, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Throughout all the setup of this riven world, imagined by show creator Justin Marks, Simmons shines. His performance as both Howards is endlessly entertaining, and it kept me engaged in the story even when I wasn't certain exactly what was happening.

Jan 24, 2018 | Full Review…

What makes the show work is that it invests very little in selling the science of this concept, choosing to craft a taut, suspenseful spy thriller rather than a more fantastical work of science fiction.

Jan 22, 2018 | Full Review…

[It's] a percipient, resolute and magnetic tale of what is and what may be is in the offing from the series produced by MRC.

Jan 5, 2019 | Full Review…

An engrossing, intelligent and adult science-fiction drama.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

A brilliant performance by Simmons, as well as incredible worldbuilding from Marks, delivers one of the best thrillers on television.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Counterpart is what you might get if John Le Carré and Phillip K. Dick sat down and decided to write a TV show together.

Aug 27, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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