The Enemy Within: Season 1 Reviews

February 27, 2019
No charm. No camaraderie or sexual tension. It's just familiar faces regurgitating dry, boring dialogue, as though reading from cue cards.
February 27, 2019
Just go back and watch The Blacklist from the beginning. You'll be watching a much more entertaining show.
February 27, 2019
Cliched crime thriller has some gore, great actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 26, 2019
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.
February 26, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 26, 2019
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.
February 26, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 26, 2019
NBC's midseason drama created by Ken Woodruff (The Mentalist) is elevated from the cop drama norm by the lead performance of Jennifer Carpenter .
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 25, 2019
The Enemy Within is a predictably thin and hyped-up network concoction.
February 25, 2019
A generic FBI show, with a generic title, that had the good sense to cast Jennifer Carpenter as a helpful traitor.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 25, 2019
This show goes beyond the standard cloak and dagger to ask some serious ethical questions about methods and how even the most seemingly benign operation can lead to civilian collateral damage.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 25, 2019
If the show can find more unique ways of harnessing its star's power going forward, it might find a more interesting groove. Until then, "The Enemy Within" will remain more of a shrug than a must watch.
February 25, 2019
Notwithstanding an air of naturalism, it can be silly. Some scenes are staged only because of how they'll play on camera, not because they make any sense.
February 19, 2019
You can sneer at the implausibility of this plotting device... But once you get past that, "Enemy" crackles with tension and rivets with its story line.