The NBC series “Undercovers” premiered on September 22nd, and thus far it has had mixed reviews. However, overall I believe the series has been good, not great.
The first episode was solid (You Tube preview), and the actions scenes later in the show were not like Kiefer Sutherland’s in 24, but believable.
In the Wednesday time slot at 8pm, “Undercovers,” starring Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, dropped 17% to 7.2 million viewers after courting over 11 million in its first week.
This series should be allowed to build an audience, unlike Lonestar which was recently cancelled after two episodes.
Gerald McCrainey is a good edition to the cast and provides a veteran presence.
“Undercovers” have some comedic moments, but I believe there are too many comedic moments.
NBC already has “Chuck”, so this new show should be a little more serious and the supporting cast members need a different storyline in relation to the main characters.
Leo Nash’s character, played by Carter McIntyre, should be more of a serious character. Everything time he has dialogue with Kudjoe he is always making jokes about his previous relationship with Kudjoe’s TV wife. It gets somewhat old–even after two episodes.
“Undercovers” is prime time’s first drama to star two black actors in leading roles.
Kodjoe and Mbatha-Raw play married CIA operatives are drawn back into their line of work after operating a catering business for five years.
NBC should be applauded for doing something that hasn’t been done very often, but will NBC stay with “Undercovers” for this season?
Kodjoe says, “I think it’s important to recognize the fact that it’s not the norm, although it should be the norm because that’s the way the world looks like. The world is diverse and we come in all shapes, sizes and shades. Let’s inspire people to regard it as normal so more and more people don’t consider it taking a chance, but just being creative.”