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A thrill to watch
6 February 2015
The premise alone sounded great, and once I saw the trailer I got all
excited. Allegiance is a great mix between Sherlock, The Blacklist, and
The Americans. that was one hell of a pilot i wish I was as talented as
The pilot was smart, thrilling to watch and slowly laid the ground for
what is probably the best new show this year. It had that movie pace
and plot development while smartly introducing what will make each
episode an interesting one. But once you think you know where the show
is heading they came up with a twist that most writers - on other shows
- would have dragged on for at least twelve episodes if not the season
finale. The writers made things just like they pictured Alex (Gaven
Stenhouse) to be unpredictable.
Which brings me to the cast, who now make sense to me, because at first
Magarita Levieva did not. Even though she was really good as the bad
ass spy in that one episode of The Blacklist and on Revenge, I thought
she'd be the weak link in the bunch but I complete understand why they
picked her. She can pull off manipulative and be dramatic while still
kicking ass. I don't want to say too much but fighting is what's
missing from the show. I'm not talking about Alias' style martial art
combats in very episode but one or two punches thrown at somebody.
Alex is like Sherlock on steroid, the mother wants to protect her
family at all cost, the older sister clearly is competing with her
brother, the dad just wants to keep is family tight and the little
sister might be smarter than they all think.
Allegiance looks like a good spy show with a little bit of family drama
thrown in. I will watch it religiously.
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