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Average User Score: 8.1Oct 4, 2010Trying to explain Rubicon without making it sound boring to the average viewing. To best describe a show as layered and complex as Rubicon,Trying to explain Rubicon without making it sound boring to the average viewing. To best describe a show as layered and complex as Rubicon, one could only say: It's conspiracy thriller done right. Rubicon takes the approach of a thriller in a written real world. don't expect high-speed car chases, exotically attractive femme fattales and explosive gun fights. Rubicon proves you don't need these action movie staples to keep you engaged, instead it forgoes them for compelling characters, pitch perfect pacing and an engaging mystery that's just out of reach. The show simply doesn't feel like it was written for television. It's general content and delivery feels better suited for a novel. Perhaps you can point that out as the shows flaw, and certainly many critics will, but I for one find that it is exactly what television needs. Rubicon spares dumbing down it's content and makes some assumptions; it assumes you I.Q. is above room temperature. It assumes you have some grounding in politics and world affairs. It assumes you can keep up with it's pace. Yes, because while the "action" may be methodical, the plot-point progressive is lightning fast. The show does trip and falter though. It's writing style, while like I said, is refreshing, can occasionally develop some side-storylines that become drawn out and leaving you uninterested. Sometimes this is just a case of developing a plot point for a later episode, which is fine for a novel, but for a t.v. show can end up losing you viewers.
The show may not be for everyone, but it's unique approach to an age-old thriller genre is refreshing and engaging for those who are willing to put some time into unraveling the conspiracy of Rubicon.… Expand