Parents' Guide to

Covert Affairs

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Snappy spy series packs thrills -- and a plucky heroine.

TV USA Drama 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Well done but only for adults

The show is well done and well acted. However it is marred by casual sex. Several of the characters take part in casual sex on a regular basis. No nudity, but characters appear in underwear. Profanity includes h, d, and sh, but is not heavy,

This title has:

Too much sex
age 13+

Great Show!!!!!!!!

great show just be cautions of the scene in the beginning but there are no real sexual intercourses

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (11 ):

Much like USA's slickly produced buddy dramedy White Collar, Covert Affairs has got legs -- and we're not referring to Perabo's, although they get her around just fine. For one thing, Perabo succeeds in rivaling Jennifer Garner's star-making turn as Sydney Bristow on Alias, and the supporting cast is spot on (particularly Gorham as the charismatic Auggie)> For another, the action is really well done, perhaps in part due to the influence of executive producer Doug Liman, best known for directing The Bourne Identity trilogy and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Throw in unsettling themes of duplicity and deception, and you've got a compelling plot that isn't afraid to throw curve balls. The very beginning of the series opener doesn't do much to reel you in, but once Perabo finds herself in the thick of a hotel room ambush with a Russian assassin, you'd best buckle up.

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