Season Premiere — Covert Affairs, “Begin the Begin”

Although they are known for their lightweight, summery nature, I like basically all of USA's series. I guess I'd have to like them a lot to write my entire MA thesis about them. But even though I'll watch almost anything USA Network puts on the air, there is certainly a clear distinction between what I … Continue reading Season Premiere — Covert Affairs, “Begin the Begin”

Test Pilot: File #7, The OC

Test Pilot #7: The OC Debut date: August 5, 2003 Series legacy: The pivot point for a new generation of teen dramas, a¬†genuine¬†cultural phenomenon that burned out very quickly and perhaps the most well-respect straight-up teen drama of all time. Welcome to the newest regular feature here at TV Surveillance, the fantastically titled, Test Pilot. … Continue reading Test Pilot: File #7, The OC

Season finale — Covert Affairs, “I Can’t Quit You, Baby” and “When the Levee Breaks”

I've intentionally stayed away from writing up my thoughts on Covert Affairs in recent weeks after the Auggie episode, but even if I did write each week, it'd feel like I was banging the same, boring drum every time. You know, kind of how the series has done to us over the summer. That said, … Continue reading Season finale — Covert Affairs, “I Can’t Quit You, Baby” and “When the Levee Breaks”

Covert Affairs, “Houses of the Holy”

Last week, I ranted about how I didn't really enjoy Covert Affairs that much, mostly because of Piper Perabo's performance. I still feel that way, but for whatever reason, "Houses of the Holy" at least kept my interest a little more than the post-pilot efforts. I literally cannot explain it, but I totally enjoyed this … Continue reading Covert Affairs, “Houses of the Holy”