Critic Consensus: With a been-there-seen-that premise and multiple muddled plots, American Odyssey can't escape the shadows of its superior predecessors in an age of solid spy/action television.
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as Odelle Ballard
as Stephen Glen
as Peter Drucker
as Frank Majors
as Molly Simms
as Ellen Drucker
as Harrison Wolcott
as Bob Offer
as Sophia Tsaladari
as Isabel Rainey
as Yusuf Qasim
as Alex Baker
as Jennifer Wachtel
To be blunt, the bar is higher to clear than it was ten or certainly twenty years ago, when a show like American Odyssey would have felt like something new.
Overpacked story in the opener, but American Odyssey is still very ambitious and very different.
American Odyssey has pulling power, if you'll give it a fair shot. Fair warning, through: it also has some telegraphed developments and a few rather preposterous ones. You'll likely know them when you see them.
The problem is, there are three tales embedded in its framework, which includes familiar elements - the tension of 24 and the intrigue of Homeland - that add up to something less than the sum of its parts.
Judged by a lower standard, the series is an average broadcast action drama.
Audience Reviews for American Odyssey: Season 1
Initially skeptical but American Odyssey turns out to be a worthy journey of 3 different people entangled in a conspiracy. Anna Friel is an amazing actress. However the middle of this season was rather tedious, I am not sure if I'd watch season 2 but the show has potential.
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