TvShow Category: Spy

Spycraft 0

Spycraft

8 part docu-series about spy techniques through recent history, backed with loads of stock footage and factual explanations/recountings of events.  I came away feeling like they repeated themselves a bit, although being one of...

Condor – Season 2 0

Condor – Season 2

A continuation of the flummoxing first season; maintaining engagement better throughout but ultimately had us exasperated and shouting “Goddamn spies!” when the protagonists invariably did something with more layers of intrigue behind it. Lots...

Condor 0

Condor

More compelling CIA action (who knew we liked spy stuff so much!) which was all the more baffling for being totally un-putdownable for around 7 of the 10 episodes, but finishing in a way...

Homeland – Seasons 1 to 7 0

Homeland – Seasons 1 to 7

Compelling CIA thriller following a sometime-unbalanced agent in her counter-terrorism work, in which she becomes very personally entangled – and also caught in the machinations of higher-level Machiavellian scheming by career spymasters. Famously slow...

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Season 2 0

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Season 2

More compelling CIA stuff… hard to know where to suspend disbelief about the Action Man antics of Jack Ryan, who’s ostensibly meant to have gotten himself a job as an office jockey.  This provoked...

The Night Manager 0

The Night Manager

I suppose this one was my fault for not knowing the source material – this was a six-part adaptation of a John Le Carré book, rather than a 6 episode TV series: Tom Hiddleston’s...