some good moments and intrigue in the series, but overall not good enough to sustain my attention. probably better viewed as a weekly series than as a binge series where you’re watching 2-3 episodes a night until the season is done. we decided not to continue with this one.
episodes called the box are a ripoff/homage of/to die hard. they even have a shout out to john mctiernan with a “mctiernan plumbing” van that the terrorists use to sneak into the building.
garner is good, but they make her more emotional and stupid (at times) than i would have expected for this kind of james bond character. after reading the plot synopsis for the remainder of the series i’m glad we’re not going to stick with it. it seems to meander and get ridiculous ala lost. j.j. abrams is better when he keeps things a little more simple ala the star trek movies. long form tv shows just allow him too much time to come up with ridiculous twists and turns and i’m not the type of viewer who likes to keep up with all that extraneous crap.Watched on TV