Based on the previews I was a bit lukewarm about the new offering from Lost mastermind, J.J. Abrams, but I have to admit that I was absolutely floored with the debut of The Undercoverson NBC. The last time I got so excited at a show’s premiere episode there was a big plane crash in the first few minutes of the show and I was onboard for a six season thrill-ride.
The Undercovers features uber-photogenic superspys called out of retirement to basically save the world (what else would a superspy be expected to do?). Played to perfection by Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, The Undercovers combines all the best elements of mystery from Lost with the action of Aliasto bring the season’s best ride. The debut episode followed the action from Madrid to Paris with a flurry of gunfights, rooftop fight sequences, and a parachute jump in the middle of the night from a super-secret government airplane.
Boris Kodjoe is married to actress Nicole Ari Parker, who he met while working on Soul Food: The Series. The couple have two children – daughter Sophie Tei-Naaki Lee Kodjoe, 5, and son Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe, 3.
If the first episode is any indicator of what to expect this season from The Undercovers, I can’t wait for the ride!