Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fall TV Previews: J.J. Abrams' 'Undercovers'

Among the shows for which I have high hopes this fall is the new NBC drama Undercovers, created/produced/directed by J.J. Abrams of Lost, the most recent Star Trek movie and Alias. After reading about the show and seeing the preview I thought: Alias, minus Rambaldi, Jack Bristow, Arvin Sloane and baby Bristow/Vaughn.

The premise of Undercovers is like an after-Alias: These married caterers, who used to be CIA spies five years ago, are called back into the fray, just when they were looking for something to amp up the excitement quotient in their marriage. What better than espionage to get the juices flowing?

Several of the scenes in the preview reminded me of Sydney and Vaughn – which is good because I miss Alias – like seeing Steven and Samantha Bloom fleeing a building while wearing jump suits (I thought of Syd and Vaughn in the Vatican), Samantha in the black lingerie (Syd on the SD-6 plane with the master computer) and Samantha stomping on a guy (Syd in the pilot episode in the parking lot after she’d been pursued by SD-6 goons).

What do you think?

It premieres on Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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