Advertisements **Discussion allowed for any episode that has aired on Starz** (Wiki) An espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist, Counterpart tells the story of Howard Silk (JK Simmons), a lowly cog in a bureaucratic U.N. agency who is turning the last corner of a life filled with regret, when he discovers the agency he works for is guarding a secret: a crossing to a parallel dimension. Through Howard and his “counterpart” on the other side, the show will navigate themes of identity, idealism, what ifs, and lost love. Good start. Interesting premise. J.K. Simmons is a great actor, so this is like getting two scoops for the price of one. And the "other side wife" is not dead!