Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Covert Affairs

by The Girl Behind The Red Door

The reason I watched this show is due to Christopher Gorham who plays August “Auggie” Anderson. The show is about a young CIA trainee, Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) who is sent out into the field. Auggie, a blind operative is her guide into her new life. The show delves into why Annie became a spy and it ‘s due to the absence of her ex-boyfriend, Ben Mercer (Eion Bailey) who left her after their time in Sri Lanka.

Anne Dudek plays Annie’s older sister, Danielle Brooks. We find out that Annie lives in the guest house of her sister’s place and that she adores her two nieces. In the pilot, we get to see Conrad who is played by Eric Lively who flirts with Annie but alas, the character is thrown away and is reported to have left the National Clandestine Service in the second episode. The head of National Clandestine Service is Arthur Campbell (Peter Gallagher) while his wife, Joan (Kari Matchett) heads the Domestic Protection Division (DPD) where Annie works.

Sendhil Ramamurthy as Jai Wilcox is brought in to replace Conrad. His mission is to get close to Annie to get information on her ex-boyfriend, Ben Mercer who is a hired hitman. As the series progresses, we can see hint of flirting between Annie and Jai. Emmanuelle Vaugier also stars in the show as a journalist.

Overall, it’s a nice show that has the potential to be better as the season moves along. It has already been renewed for a second season in the United States. I just love the friendship and the banter between Annie and Auggie and their friendship is what drives the show. There is a long arc whereby Auggie and Annie’s friendship slowly turns into a romantic one. Check out this show before giving it a boot.

A sneak peek, enjoy!


  1. I am so gonna watch this series... That cute guy is here~!!! I dunno his name but i think he's the gal's partner....?

  2. chris n piper both from popular rite? remember tt show? :)

  3. Ooh....Looks great.
    Christopher is yummy and so is Sendhil.
    I'll be lining up to watch this.

  4. he is christopher gorham, played henry, betty's bf in ugly betty. he did act in popular. but not the girl, she is piper perabo from the movie, coyote ugly.