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Old November 8 2010, 10:42 PM   #46
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Re: Undercovers Cancelled

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Honestly, its the show I desperately wanted to like...but couldn't. Basically the whole series amounts to talking about national security secrets in places that are not secure and the main character being insecure about the other guy boning his wife years ago. I like the actors, I like the productions staff, I like the premise, but something's just off and has been from the start.
I think having that guy in almost every episode really hurt the show. Once was okay, but it got really repetitive with all the jealousy.
With this I agree. He never struck me as indispensible and pretty much was redundant. What could he do really that the Blooms couldn't? It was a poor attempt at comedy that was more poor than comedy. Plus I have to wonder if it was a hedge your bets type deal by having a somewhat Alpha-male type white guy, the typical kind of person you see in spy shows. However, this guy wasn't cool or smooth enough to be that type of Bondian agent, nor was he hardcore enough to be like Jack Bauer or Jason Bourne or even Michael Westin from Burn Notice.
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Old November 8 2010, 10:59 PM   #47
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Re: Undercovers Cancelled

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Plus I have to wonder if it was a hedge your bets type deal by having a somewhat Alpha-male type white guy, the typical kind of person you see in spy shows.
Yeah, I wondered about that. In the pilot, Leo was treated as a one-time character, but then he was reintroduced in the second episode as a regular. That felt to me like a network-ordered change, like maybe they were uncomfortable with a cast that didn't include a young male WASP type and said, "Hey, can you make that Leo guy a regular too?"
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