A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Constant threats spring from a variety of sources, but the overall tone suggests that good will win out over evil.
Positive Role Models
The main characters do everything in their power to save innocent lives and protect the people of the United States, even if that means getting to the "bad guys" first. As part of the job, they're forced to keep secrets, but they do so for the greater good.
Violence & Scariness
Violent action sequences include shootings, stabbings, beatings, explosions, and physical combat with some visible blood; pacing is fast and often intense.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual activity is suggested with kissing, skimpy lingerie, or bare skin (and a lot of innuendo) but rarely simulated.
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Mainly words such as "hell" and "damn," but sometimes words such as "s--t."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Social drinking; some secondary characters smoke.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Agent X is a fast-paced action-drama that shadows a secretive government operative assigned to help the vice president on perilous covert missions. Most combat sequences are fast and furious, with shootings, stabbings, explosions, and bare-hands brawling that result in death or bloody injuries. There's some sexual tension, too, though sexual activity is mostly suggested (instead of simulated) with kissing, innuendo, and skimpy lingerie. You'll also hear "hell" and "damn" along with the occasional "s--t" and see some characters drinking socially and smoking cigarettes.
Is It Any Good?
Though it aims for big-screen intensity and even boasts some big-name stars, this slightly silly National Treasure/James Bond mash-up never feels like more than small-time entertainment. But if you can get past the ridiculous premise, excuse the hokey dialogue, and simply enjoy it for what it is, Agent X is a surprisingly entertaining ride. The question is, how aware is Agent X of its own absurdity? Because, for the most part, it doesn't seem like it wants to be taken seriously.
You might assume Agent X has comic-book roots (much like Marvel's Agent Carter), but you'd be wrong; it's an original story, and the titular character has nothing to do with the Marvel mercenary of the same name. Still, the tone here is so often comic (in spite of the show's otherwise serious subject matter) that it's not hard to imagine these characters hamming their way through a hand-drawn serial, a realm where some of the show's more laughable one-liners would make a lot more sense.
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