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Covert Affairs: Season 1 (2010)




Critic Consensus: Predictable and perhaps a bit dated, Covert Affairs is nonetheless a slick, entertaining espionage drama that benefits from Piper Perabo in the lead role.


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CIA trainee Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) is abruptly moved into the field in the first season of USA's spy drama. She adjusts to her new post with guidance from the charming and blind intelligence agent Auggie Anderson (Christopher Gorham) but struggles with the burden of keeping her occupation a secret from her sister, Danielle (Anne Dudek). Though Annie is told she was chosen for her job due to her language skills, her CIA superiors Joan and Arthur Campbell (Kari Matchett and Peter Gallagher) may not be telling her the full story.


Piper Perabo
as Annie Walker
Christopher Gorham
as Auggie Anderson
Peter Gallagher
as Arthur Cambell
Kari Matchett
as Joan Campbell
Anne Dudek
as Danielle Brooks
Evan Sabba
as Michael Brooks
Eion Bailey
as Ben Mercer
Gregory Itzin
as Henry Wilcox
Julian Acosta
as Victor Ponces
Oded Fehr
as Eyal Lavin
D.W. Moffett
as Sen. Jarvis
Eriq La Salle
as Christopher McAuley
Liane Balaban
as Natasha Petrova
Sienna Guillory
as Sophie Jacklin
Mousa Kraish
as Yahya "Johnny" Rahimi
Eric Lively
as Conrad Sheehan
Lauren Holly
as Madeline Jarvis
Anna Camp
as Ashley Briggs
Ennis Esmer
as Polygrapher
Noam Jenkins
as Vincent Rossabi
Kelley Grando
as Sheila Calhoun
Clarke Peters
as Mark Ramsey
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Critic Reviews for Covert Affairs: Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (13)

If the CIA is even remotely like this place, we are all doomed.

July 23, 2010 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

USA promises "characters," and Annie Walker is all of that.

July 23, 2010 | Full Review…

The mood is bright and whimsical.

July 23, 2010 | Full Review…

Covert Affairs is a zippy character study, and it puts Perabo's features to playful use in the earliest moments of the pilot, filling the screen with them in a context where they're begging to be studied.

July 23, 2010 | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Covert Affairs" isn't a terrible show. It's just redundant.

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Covert Affairs isn't as complicated as Alias, nor does it have the sci-fi/fantasy element that show had, but it does have promise and Annie Walker could be a nice addition to USA's stable.

December 13, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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