Undercovers: Season 1 Reviews

June 9, 2020
But it's still missing the mark for me because it's just not particularly well-executed as a spy thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 30, 2010
Spy dramas sometimes get too enamored of their own twists, subplots and dark details, but this one never becomes impenetrable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 30, 2010
Adventure is always more fun when there's romantic frisson in the background.
September 30, 2010
With dazzling action scenes and a pair of stars who ooze charm and sensuality, Undercovers easily overcomes its predictability.
September 30, 2010
Undercovers, a creation that is more hype than heft, is from J.J. Abrams. No, it isn't as good as those shows ["Alias," "Fringe," and "Dollhouse"], but it is still a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 30, 2010
It's Alias for people who believe that the best parts of Alias were the first ten minutes of any given episode, and who could have done without the rest.
September 30, 2010
If only their show didn't feel so flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 30, 2010
Undercovers is watchable only because of its stars, whose chemistry recalls the fonder days of "Hart to Hart"-style high jinks.
September 30, 2010
It's light but predictable fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 30, 2010
The banter between the Blooms is so full of cloying sugar substitutes and so devoid of any real tension that there is no voyeuristic thrill to be had.
September 30, 2010
"Undercovers" in some respects mirrors the initial problem with the central duo's relationship -- comfortable, perhaps, but failing to spark the kind of passion necessary to elicit fidelity from viewers.
September 30, 2010
It feels more like a trip to nowhere.
September 30, 2010
Abrams and company, including Kodjoe and Mbatha-Raw, who possess chemistry but lack sufficient charm and delivery, must find some way to jump-start this misfire before it fades into obscurity.
Top Critic
September 22, 2010
"Undercovers" is so content to lapse into genre conventions, that it feels complacent and banal.
Full Review | Original Score: C