Parents' Guide to

Spy City

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Fun Cold War thriller has violence, sex, cursing, smoking.

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This glossy series offers lots of suspicion, twists, and turns as the dark, handsome, and imperfect Fielding Scott (Dominic Cooper) navigates his way through a thick network of CIA, MI-6, DGSE, and KGB agents covertly fighting the Cold War. As he deals with double-agents, government-sanctioned assassins, and locals who are willing to take risks in exchange for the chance to leave East Germany, viewers will also be trying to figure out what operatives can be relied on, and when.

It's entertaining, but the pace of the narrative throughout the series is sometimes uneven. Meanwhile, the attempts to tie the events surrounding Fielding Scott to the Soviet's plan to erect the permanent border between East and West Berlin are too few, and come too late in the story, which also makes the ending feel rushed. But if you can look past this, Spy City offers some binge-worthy fun that you can sink your teeth into.

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