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Duo of Spy Shows Launch on Amazon, NBC: New at Reason

Friday, February 24, 2017 13:11
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'Patriot' "https://d1ai9qtk9p41kl.cloudfront.net/assets/mc/_external/2017_02/patriot-1.jpg"
title="||| 'Patriot,' Amazon" width="225" style=
"float: right;" />One of the axioms of the intelligence business is
that moles can usually be found in pairs, lending one another
support. Whether that’s actually true in real life (since the Brits
ferreted out Kim Philby and his buddies in the early 1950s, most
spies uncovered in the West have been singletons), it seems
ironclad in television: If you find a Homeland or a
"http://feeds.feedburner.com//reason/https://youtu.be/PZuErXLfQlM"
target="_blank" title=
"This external link will open in a new window">Man From
U.N.C.L.E.
, then The Americans or "nofollow" href=
"http://feeds.feedburner.com//reason/https://youtu.be/NWfvSM6FDLI"
target="_blank" title=
"This external link will open in a new window">Mission:
Impossible
will surely be lurking nearby.

So it is that another pair of spy shows debut this week.
Amazon’s Patriot is a droll farce, an espionage version of
Fargo. And NBC’s Taken is what you might guess, a
bloodless 17th-generation clone of the Liam Neeson films about a
vengeful CIA veteran, “bloodless” of course being a metaphorical
description of the show’s spirit and certainly not its special
effects. Television critic Glenn Garvin takes a look.

View this
article.



Source: http://reason.com/archives/2017/02/24/i-spy-another-pair-of-snoop-focused-dram

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