Nnnnoooooooo... "Allegiance" was a faster pace, more to the point, modern-day version of FX's "The Americans", and without the gratuitous S&V. In fact, I prefer it to the highly acclaimed latter show. Why won't NBC give shows like this time to find an audience?! Hmm, maybe the better question is why a broadcast network takes this show in the first place. Why not leave it to AMC, FX, TNT, or Netflix/Amazon to cultivate them with less ratings pressure?
I want to like this show, I do. I'm in IT Security so this show resonates with me but it looks like they just threw the cast together without much thought. James VdB is tall and fit, but he's teamed with a pudgy Patricia Arquette who's just not right for this part. It's got to be awkward for them. And I can't believe they waste the premiere episode on a baby kidnapping/auction ring! Really?! Are they shooting for the young parent demographic with this show? I won't critique the other particulars because I'm more interested in each episode's technical premise, like the hijacking of a wireless baby monitor. So I'll come for the technical topic and will stay for not much else than that.
Is this comment stream for women only because that's all I see with Krystal patting everyone on the back. So here's the other side's opinion. The show is over-the-top in its crusade for women in power and that men in power are apparently the worst.Then there's the plausibility problem. Some shows pay respect to plausibility others don't and unfortunately this one doesn't, at all. There were many but the most glaring and objectionable was depicting her suspension. That she was able to slip the approaches of multiple officers - in skirt and heels no less - and coordinate the handoff of a Top Secret document, then got into the White House - which has multiple checkpoints that would snare suspended CIA officers (or should!) - and into the Oval Office was just unforgivable. If you're going to let your star character do that then it's apparent you're going to let her do anything and everything she wants without consequence and that makes this show no better than an animated series on the Cartoon Network. One and done pour moi, sorry gals.
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