• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2010
  • Season #: 1
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25

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  1. Sep 27, 2010
    3
    This is even more cute and cloying version of "Covert Affairs" with a pair of blandly gorgeous fashion models breezing through the exciting and totally safe world of romance novel grade sexspionage, Moonlighting-style, but with less-than-zero charisma and fun. Think Pamela Anderson's VIP, but for desperate housewives. This is probably J. J. Abrams' "Dollhouse", ie. a sharp drop into tired fluff after several hits. Expand
  2. Oct 1, 2010
    4
    This one shows promise, but it had better pick up before the axe falls! The elements of a great series are all there and this show could easily become this generation's "Hart to Hart". Gerald McRaney provides standout performances, and the action, technology and Bond-like resources and destinations provide the show with glamor and excitement. So what is missing? Unfortunately, the writing is not very clean and dialogue comes across as very contrived and unrealistic. Also, as attractive as the two leads are, there doesn't seem to be any chemistry between them at all! The insipid writing doesn't help matters in the romance arena either! But if they can correct those problems fairly quickly, the show just might develop into a fairly good series! Expand
  3. Sep 30, 2010
    3
    Disappointing. The weekly stories are decent enough, but nothing connects me to the characters. It's semi-serialized, but not enough to keep me invested. Plus, where's the signature JJ cliff hanger. Seems like network is too involved in the creative - big mistake.
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. He's dashing, she's beautiful, and the show is fairly entertaining. But Undercovers adds nothing to the spy show genre.
  2. The banter between the Blooms is so full of cloying sugar substitutes and so devoid of any real tension that there is no voyeuristic thrill to be had even from their--I'm just going to say it, because the show does--"sexpionage."
  3. 63
    The sets and costumes are lovely to look at. The two stars--British import Gugu Mbatha-Raw and German import Boris Kodjoe--are about as attractive as people get....Now if only their show didn't feel so flat.