Allegiance (2015) - Drama, Thriller

Hohum Score

19

Watchable

A rookie CIA analyst doesn't know that members of his family are part of a Russian sleeper cell.

IMDB: 7.2
Director:
Stars: Hope Davis, Scott Cohen
Length: 42 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-14
Reviews: 3 out of 33 found boring (9.09%)

One-line Reviews (18)

The writing is average and the events are reliability predictable.

Wonderful and Entertaining .

We hope that somehow another channel buys it and airs another season- thought the characters were interesting and plot was exciting- we felt the show could have grown.

The usual American spy-thriller TV series are utter nonsense albeit entertaining like 'Covert Affairs' where the staff of the CIA seem to wallow in super luxurious offices.

High level writing and yet still very very entertaining!

Meanwhile, anything interesting, exciting, or "God forbid" challenging gets zapped.

As a lover of The Americans I can appreciate the sharp writing and acting in The Americans while still appreciating the fast paced environment of Allegiance.

This show could've as well been anti-Russian propaganda, sponsored by the Obama administration.

It's incredibly engaging.

The pilot episode shows the main characters all involved in doing something while absolutely keeping up the pace, it's definitely soapy, interesting, dramatic, & suspenseful so it has that going for it as well.

It's fast paced, witty, well written, well acted, and expertly directed and produced.

And I also enjoy Allegiance tremendously for what it is: fun, entertaining, pure enjoyment--an escape to another family's troubles without me biting my nails off each episode.

Extremely cliché, not that bad .

Instead, in this series, the CIA offices at Langley are shown as drab and purely functional like the bare winter landscape outside, devoid of glamour.. We are comfortably reminded that CIA agents are not allowed to carry weapons when they are operating stateside so no exciting 'bang-bang' chases likely unless the action moves abroad.

The first cliché is that our young analyst is a "savant" of somekind.

The pilot episode was fast paced, dramatic, suspenseful and artfully executed.

I can tell it is going to be one hell of a thrilling ride, with A list New York actor at the helm that will give it just the right authentic feel it needs.

I shall omit the rest of the exciting evolution of events in episode 1 .