Apparently Showtime offered up the pilot of this series on the Net and someone ripped it and passed it around.
Since the promo I saw months ago gripped me, I had to see this.
Claire Danes plays a CIA analyst with a mood disorder …
… who thinks a returning Al Qaeda POW is actually a sleeper agent.
I was expecting something special, like AMC’s Rubicon.
What I got instead was a story I’ve seen many times before (I already know how the hell this thing will end as well as all the false leads before it gets there) done so heavy-handedly and with such pedestrian acting and directing that I had to wonder why the hell they even bothered.
This is based on a series first done in Israel. It really makes me wonder how much better the original series was. This seems like AMC’s The Killing versus the original Forbrydelsen — the original was superior.