Covert Affairs : Season 2

  • Network: USA
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 13, 2010
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Jun 9, 2011
    50
    Everything about Covert Affairs feels bland and generic: Annie herself (Perabo is efficient but charisma-free), her missions (this week's assignment is completely predictable), her relationship with her sister (the wonderful Anne Dudek, wasted in a marginal role), and especially her relationship with her boyfriend, another CIA operative.
  2. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jun 7, 2011
    50
    There's no there there. Annie's missions each week are forgettable, and most seem to revolve around Annie seeming to get too personally invested, only for her instincts to be proven right over her more jaded colleagues.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. CRL
    Nov 6, 2011
    8
    The second season of Covert Affairs definitely manages to improve on the first, with the entertainment value ratcheting up and the stakesThe second season of Covert Affairs definitely manages to improve on the first, with the entertainment value ratcheting up and the stakes growing just a little bit higher. Full Review »
  2. Aug 7, 2011
    9
    Excellent show; one of my favorite ones, in addition to White Collar, Burn Notice & Suits. The set up is the exploits of a young female CIAExcellent show; one of my favorite ones, in addition to White Collar, Burn Notice & Suits. The set up is the exploits of a young female CIA recruit, who does her job very well; going on different missions all over the world. What makes the show work are the character relationships; especially with the main character and Augie - her blind handler. The characters are very likable, and there is an ongoing plot line that continues in each episode; sprinkled with humor. Don't miss out on this season & if you haven't seen the other season, make sure you rent it...you won't be disappointed. :) Full Review »
  3. Jul 13, 2011
    7
    Simple fluffy escapism. Likeable characters and basic plot lines. There's nothing even close to ground breaking, just fun to watch. PiperSimple fluffy escapism. Likeable characters and basic plot lines. There's nothing even close to ground breaking, just fun to watch. Piper Perabo plays the lead as a young, intelligent, naive, and pretty new CIA agent well. Good to see Christopher Gorm too. Full Review »