After two episodes, Undercovers is quickly moving up my list of favorite network series. No, it’s not especially deep and often it’s marginally ridiculous. Who cares? The cast is great and the show is a hell of a lot of fun.
Let’s start by getting this out of the way first. Yes, Undercovers is one of the very few series in television history featuring an African-American lead (or leads). Yay. Whoopee. Hazzaah.
Don’t care. If I like the characters and/or the actors portraying the characters, I really don’t give a shit what flavor they are. So … moving on.
You could not ask for a more attractive cast. Even Gerald McRaney is looking good. But the two leads are nothing short of jaw-droppingly attractive. Gugu Mbatha-Raw is a stunner. She plays the wife half of this husband and wife spy team, Samantha Bloom. Her specialty … sexpionage. No kidding on that. The husband side of the team, Steven Bloom, is played by Boris Kodjoe. Look up eye-candy in the dictionary and you’ll probably find his picture. Kodjoe has appeared on People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful at least once.
J.J. Abrams is credited as the co-creator/executive producer, so you can’t go wrong there. The general tone is a lot more Star Trek/Alias and less Lost/Fringe. In other words, you can jump in at any time and without finding yourself in the deep end where everything is way, way over your head. The show would be perfect paired with Chuck, also on NBC.
Basically what you have with Undercovers is a lot of action, plenty of firepower, and tons of sexy, all mixed up and baked into a hot, tasty cake of coolness. Take a bite. Yummy.
Undercovers airs Wednesdays on NBC at 8/7c