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An exacting performance by Simmons, again, goes a long way toward illustrating just how crucial clarity can be in the growing, changing realm of science fiction.
The story that "Twin Cities" tells is one that someone who's never seen a single episode of Counterpart could appreciate.
Beyond its artfully chilly atmosphere and its surprisingly plausible and suspenseful narrative, the main attraction in Season 2 remains J.K. Simmons's crafty, quiet portrayal of the two spies.
Continues to be like a cocktail made up of equal parts John le Carré and Philip K Dick, then shaken not stirred by JJ Abrams.
Fans of this byzantine sci-fi/spy thriller who muddled through its elaborate, twisty first season won't be disappointed.
I'd argue that 'Counterpart' is one of the best shows of all time, moving up there with Bryan Fuller's Hannibal and David Simon's The Wire.
The acting - especially that of JK Simmons' two versions of Howard Silk - is once again outstanding.
[Nazanin] Boniadi's acting capabilities have been put on display in a way that should have heads turning and people talking in a big way... Counterpart is creating some of the most interesting and intriguing roles for women.
"Counterpart" is finely woven to the point where missing key beats can throw the whole thing off for you. It's a riveting mind game, expertly pulled off.
Audience Reviews for Counterpart: Season 2
Jan 25, 2021Great show, too bad there was no season 3.
Aug 27, 2020The very good first season is why I am not giving this 1 1/2 star. There are so many holes and impossibilites and perfect timings and and.. basically it's an exercise of suspension of disbelief. Walk in believing everything the writers say without questioning anything with logic and/or chances, and you may enjoy it. But I found it so hard to not stumble into situations of "how the heck did this happened" and "why don't they.." and "but it's obvious.." that I just.. Oh well, I only watched this to see the finish. The acting is consistently great but the writing, in crucial points, is disappointingly weak.
Aug 10, 2020Do yourself a favor and go watch this show now. It's not just the best sci-fi show I've seen (and I've seen many) it's a brilliant show altogether. Brilliant writing, amazing acting and great direction. It weaves in a compelling mystery and political satire with themes of identity, reality, choices and consequences. I've yet to see a show that does that so deftly AND that develops all of those elements + adds new characters and manages to give all depth and complexity in a second season. Sad to hear no one's picked it up for a third... I honestly don't understand why given how many subpar shows get air time & press these days. Also J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Nazanin Boniadi, and Harry Lloyd should've all gotten Emmys for their superb acting. Counterpart deserves way way more accolades and attention than it got.
Jul 27, 2020The show was prescient in its depiction of a post pandemic world. The acting was superb and there were surprisingly few logic issues once you've accepted the show's conceit. "Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche
May 14, 2020of cause Its as good as the first but I am going to talk mostly about if they should do a third. part of me wants there to be a third and the other side thinks if they do a third It will turn out bad. back to the movie its self I think the ending was great. Its more hard to recognise the two Howard than the first season. It sort of turns into a original Howard the original Howards other.
Apr 16, 2020ماذا لو أمكن فتح باب بين أكوان متوازية لتشاهد شخصيتك وشخصيات عشت معها كيف أصبحت في مسار مختلف للتاريخ، المسلسل يحكي قصة عامل في هيئة دولية يكتشف أن الهيئة التي عمل معها تدير أحد هذه الأبواب، وأن "نفسه" في الكون الموازي هي شخصية أمنية رفيعة في نفس المؤسسة، وأحداث معقدة في ظل تصاعد احتمالات الحرب بين الكونين.
Apr 02, 2020Fascinating and powerful, Counterpart's second season weaves together meaningful story arcs for its compelling characters, led by a multitude of great performances (often in dual roles) that will leave viewers wanting even more, sadly.
Mar 28, 2020I don't understand why this tv show is not more known
Mar 19, 2020This is the best show on TV right now. The blend of sci-fi, espianoge, and drama are masterfully put together in this story, and the casting is amazing. I wish that this series was advertised more, because I believe it is better than anything that has recently been on HBO, or showtime. Hoping for a 3rd season somehow, but wow!!! This show really set the bar for quality. Bravo Starz, please continue this level of programing. 10 out of 5 Stars!!!
Feb 13, 2020Three and a half stars actually, I happily came across this series, as an offering on Amazon Prime. Once I tried it, I binged two episodes a night, through to the end of the second season. What I liked about the series - 1) The acting is very good, with a lot actors I am not familiar with. It's always good when I can't say "Oh that's what's their name from a million other TV series. That makes me more interested in the characters than the actors. 2) The plot is interesting, and kept me involved. 3) I think the series is a nice mix of Sci-Fi and spy drama. Other thoughts - While I enjoyed J.K. Simmons' performance. I found one of the characters he played. Too overdone, to emphasize the difference in the characters. I also found the plot to be overly complicated at times. Lastly, I think the "flash back" episode that explains the cause of all of the following events. Kind of melodramatic, with acting that is not up to the standard of the rest of the series' episodes.