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  • Summary: The adaptation of Chris Ryan's novel Strike Back introduces John Porter (Richard Armitage) who is recruited into Section 20, a branch of MI6, by fellow soldier Hugh Collinson (Andrew Lincoln), seven years after he was dishonorably discharged from the British Special Forces unit.

    [Aired 5
    May 2010 - 19 May 2010 on Sky One as Chris Ryan's Strike Back] Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
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  1. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Oct 25, 2013
    83
    Origins is the more psychologically complex show, and feels slightly more realistic, even though Porter escapes certain death on numerous occasions.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Oct 24, 2013
    80
    While it still oozes testosterone, it has a sharper focus and a sharper message [than the current Strike Back series].
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Oct 24, 2013
    50
    Origins is no worse than average among the class of shows--“24,” “The Unit,” “MI5”--that mix high-tech intelligence gathering with bloody commando action.
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  1. Nov 16, 2013
    10
    This is a very good series with an excellent performance from Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) and with great support from Andrew Lincoln (Walking Dead) and just about every other actor in this show. It's not the same as the Cinemax series but it's definitely its own man and, IMO, better. Thoughtful, intelligent and gripping more like an exciting drama than a mindless shoot 'em up. Expand
  2. Aug 24, 2013
    8
    I have seen the first two seasons, and this one is very good.

    Richard Armitage does a very good job as the main character, the acting is
    convincing, there are some great actions scenes, the plot is ok and it is not excessively long. Expand