The Enemy Within: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1
The Enemy Within

Critics Consensus

Despite a set of stellar performances led by the capable Jennifer Carpenter, The Enemy Within stumbles into an overly formulaic narrative that fails to produce any real spark.



Critic Ratings: 14


Audience Score

User Ratings: 154
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Air date: Feb 25, 2019
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Critic Reviews for The Enemy Within Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

Carpenter and Chestnut solidly play their roles, but Enemy Within doesn't crackle the way The Blacklist did in early episodes. There's nothing particularly special going on here, and it's hard to muster the enthusiasm to say much more than that.

Feb 26, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

A generic FBI show, with a generic title, that had the good sense to cast Jennifer Carpenter as a helpful traitor.

Feb 25, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Cliched crime thriller has some gore, great actors.

Feb 26, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

No charm. No camaraderie or sexual tension. It's just familiar faces regurgitating dry, boring dialogue, as though reading from cue cards.

Feb 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Just go back and watch The Blacklist from the beginning. You'll be watching a much more entertaining show.

Feb 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Familiarity can be fun, I don't dispute this. But life is far too short-and the TV landscape far too crowded-to play spy games I've already played dozens of times before.

Feb 26, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Grading on that curve, "The Enemy Within" doesn't bring much new to the party but offers enough polish on this earnestly played, tried-and-true formula so as not to be, unlike some of these shows, its own worst enemy.

Feb 26, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It isn't the worst in the network's line of dramas featuring generic intelligence operatives forced to team up with morally and ethically compromised partners best kept in containment.

Feb 26, 2019 | Full Review…

NBC's midseason drama created by Ken Woodruff (The Mentalist) is elevated from the cop drama norm by the lead performance of Jennifer Carpenter .

Feb 25, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The Enemy Within is a predictably thin and hyped-up network concoction.

Feb 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Enemy Within: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    I think this is a good show and would like to see season two
  • 6d ago
    This series turned out to be a pleasant surprise, you have a quite interesting plot, good scripts, and solid acting from the cast, I hope there will be a second season
  • Aug 02, 2019
    It is like some kid wrote the dialogues and script. So bad. Insultingly stupid. I have registered here just to say this.
  • Jul 12, 2019
    I pray netflix or Hulu picks this up!
  • Jul 06, 2019
    This show sets up an extraordinary story that engages viewers' emotions and minds. In spite of some oddly unfitting screenplay and a lack of sub-character development, any shortcomings are far outdone by phenomenal acting and a compelling hero and villain. Fantastic premise (and a healthy dose of awesome and clever action), but barely didn't ace it in all the right places. Though disappointed at the news, I understand why there'll be no second season.
  • May 28, 2019
    Great show, One of the few that stand out. The plot is interesting and keeps you wanting more I hope it stays on for a long time. Jennifer Carpenter plays her role perfectly! Everyone should watch it, you'll like it!ch
  • May 28, 2019
    Jennifer Carpenter deserves better. The first season started off really slow and then at the speed of light wraps up. I like the way the last episode was left open to be a finale or a lead in for the next season though. I feel that the cast is too large and the story lines suffer because of it.
  • May 24, 2019
    Exelent action, story is fascinating hig
  • May 21, 2019
    Amazing!!!! Im addicted. Really hoping theres another season!!
  • May 21, 2019
    Entertaining. Hopefully it gets renewed.

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