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  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 4, 2005
Season #: 1, 2
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  • Summary: The second season of Showtime's terrorism drama once again finds an undercover FBI agent attempting to thwart an attack in Los Angeles.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Another edge-of-your-seat thriller.
  2. If you can make the time in a season where most programmers think we're all too busy shopping to be watching anything heavier than "Miracle on 34th Street" (the Natalie Wood version, of course), then "Sleeper Cell" delivers.
  3. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    70
    While not perfect, [it] manages to be both exciting and--if not exactly realistic--then at least reality-grounded.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    70
    Reminiscent of 24 but about a dozen times more realistic (though dramatically more uneven).
  5. The new edition delivers many of the same thrills and intelligent debate that made the original so exceptional. But the mere act of bringing it back creates problems the original never had to deal with.
  6. 20
    A dreary thing it is, and depressing, too.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. BobL
    Dec 10, 2006
    10
    AMAZING!!! Didn't know how they woul follow up last year's awesome finale, but they found a way. Can't wait for the next 7 hours...
  2. CharlesG
    Jan 10, 2007
    10
    I don't know what show the people here who gave this a 1 were watching. "SLEEPER CELL - American Terror" is without a doubt one of the I don't know what show the people here who gave this a 1 were watching. "SLEEPER CELL - American Terror" is without a doubt one of the best things ever on TV. This show is freaking awesome, combining great characters, true-to-life stories and terrific production value throughout its 8 hours - which felt more like 4 hours to me when I watched them straight through over 2 days. I guess its all subjective and I don't even want to bring up how much most of the rest of TV sucks compared to this show or others like it but I just did, so oh well... Anyhow, I love both seasons of Sleeper Cell and hope we get to see a third! Expand
  3. EricG
    Dec 11, 2006
    10
    I've only seen the first episode, but already I can say that this show is every bit as compelling and intense as 24, yet it accomplishes I've only seen the first episode, but already I can say that this show is every bit as compelling and intense as 24, yet it accomplishes this in a way that seems more grounded in reality. If you are willing to approach the show with an open mind, you'll find the viewpoint of the extremist to better help you understand the mindset of the terrorist who commit such horrible acts. Thanks to showtime for having the stones to creat such an edgy and controversial hour of television. I can't wait for more! Expand
  4. MichaelT
    Dec 12, 2006
    10
    I just got thru watching the 2nd season tonight and loved it. Showtime you Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. Chocolatepink
    Dec 20, 2006
    10
    Showtime has really given us a worthy program to boost its standing alongside HBO, this is a very interesting and insightful program.
  6. AdamM
    Dec 23, 2006
    9
    Great show, makes me sad and want revenge myself! Badass fight in the streets of Yemen as well...
  7. ScottM
    Dec 16, 2006
    1
    This show aspires to the quality of The Wire... but falls short on every level. If you are going to try to do something like this, it is This show aspires to the quality of The Wire... but falls short on every level. If you are going to try to do something like this, it is critical to succeed. If you don't it is all the more miserable. Don't bother. Expand

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