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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Breezy, action-heavy series puts style over substance.

TV NBC Action 2010
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It shows how two people with careers can work through issues and stay married. In a world where most shows have no morale boundaries, this one is about a couple that is leagally sharing intimate moments in a very tasteful manner. As for the violence, there is more violence in Xbox games by far.

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Even though it's got the J.J. Abrams seal of approval (he created the series and directed the pilot), UNDERCOVERS doesn't run off with any prizes, particularly when it comes to writing and story. (Could it get any more ridiculous than married caterers who double as CIA agents? Well, it does when Samantha tries to settle a catering "crisis" involving dry chicken from her cell phone in a speeding car with a criminal in the backseat.) Maybe it's a case of great expectations. After all, you kind of expect that the guy behind slickly produced hits like Alias and Lost will always deliver a winner.

That's not to say that Undercovers falls short on all fronts. Along with good looks, Kodjoe and Mbatha-Raw bring strong chemistry and a sense of fun to the proceedings, and Ben Schwartz ponies up with a spot-on but sparse comic turn as a fellow CIA agent with a bit of a man-crush on Kodjoe. We get the breezy nod to classic series like Hart to Hart and Scarecrow and Mrs. King -- but it would be nice to get that style with a side of substance.

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