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Covert Affairs "Vamos" 7/16/2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cheesesteak, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    I swear, Annie Walker has to be the worst spy ever. She does the exact opposite of what she's told to do half the time. She ignores the chain of command when she feels like it. She conducts her own missions seemingly whenever she wants to. Apparently, this season she can take spur of the moment vacations too. She's the hero of the show so everything works out in the end but she should have been fired for insubordination and being an all around being a crappy employee long ago. And she got Augie shot!
     
  2. BluesFools

    BluesFools Member

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    I'm going to tail someone through the streets of Colombia. To make myself inconspicuous I'll leave my long blonde hair flowing, wear a bright orange shirt, and make sure I have a blind guy with a cane attached to me. I'll completely blend into the background.
     
  3. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    This....so much this!
     
  4. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    Terrible, just terrible. She needs to be stuck behind a desk, translating Echelon recordings.
     
  5. JoBeth66

    JoBeth66 Temp

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    Hubby couldn't even watch it because it was /so/ bad. it's like they're not even trying anymore! I can suspend a lot of disbelief, but this show is really stretching the limit.
     
  6. Tivo_60

    Tivo_60 NY State of Mind

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    The ep started with her going up an elevator (with Augi back in the U.S) and then on the 32nd floor gets off with drawn gun on the Columbian station chief....then show jumps to 10 days earlier.

    They never came back to that scene, her and Augie back to the U.S. What did I miss here??
     
  7. hospadam

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    It was actually 10 *weeks* later. I presume this season will fill in the missing 10 weeks... and the final episode will conclude with the elevator scene.
     
  8. Tivo_60

    Tivo_60 NY State of Mind

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    You're correct re the "weeks" however, it is earlier not later. (just watched the beginning again)

    The season filling in that time now makes sense to me, however I think I'm bailing on this series.
     
  9. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    Basically that opening was an in media res that will take 10 episodes to resolve. Geesh.
     
  10. Agatha Mystery

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    However, we did get our requisite no shirt scene with Auggie. :)
     
  11. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    YOUR requisite no shirt scene....
     
  12. AeneaGames

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    They can't please everyone! :p
     
  13. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

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    As long as we continue to get shirtless Augie, I will be tuning in.

    That is all.
     
  14. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    I'm sorry, but everytime they say "Augie," I get flashbacks to Hanna-Barbera's Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy:

    [​IMG]

    We just need to have Augie's dad appear on Covert Affairs and have the first words out of his mouth be "Augie, my son, my son."
     
  15. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I was about to type in....I'm watching because of Piper Pibero.....we all have our reasons :):D

    This show basically follows the same rogue spy formula that pretty much most Hollywood / TV spy shows/movies follow. Since when does James Bond follow orders? Or Jason Bourne? Or Michael Westen. It would be pretty boring if they did actually. Most spies sit at a desk. Still, the show isn't all that well written and you can see stuff coming a mile away. But the characters are likable, and yeah, there's Piper (or Augie, depending on your orientation).
     
  16. Frylock

    Frylock Live Long and Tivo!

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    This show is clearly CIA version of Burn Notice. Forget her terrible cover. Who does she report to? She just decides to go to Columbia and no one seems to mind/care.

    If you try and follow this show for logic, it is terrible. It definitely needs a large amount of disbelief.
     
  17. verdugan

    verdugan Active Member

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    It's ok because she went on vacation. She wasn't going on assignment.

    :rolleyes:
     
  18. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I don't remember, did she tell Joan that she was going on vacation or they just assumed it?

    This isn't the kind of show you watch because it's believable. You watch because it's light and fun, and there are pretty people :)

    Most of USA's shows are like that, especially their summer stuff. And for summer time, I'm fine with that :)
     
  19. aaronw

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    pedantic alert, the country is colOmbia, the city in maryland or the river in washington or the capital of the USA is colUmbia.
     
  20. hummingbird_206

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    +1. I love this show and don't care that it's not believable.

    I'm really not crazy about Joan and Arthur, but they are finally becoming a bit more interesting. Wonder if Joan knows about Arthur's son? And his affair (who was it with?) Who will replace him not that he's resigned?
     

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