A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Whisky Cavalier is a pretty silly spy series. Its violence includes lots of chases, fights, guns, stabbings, and people getting shot (sometimes at point blank range), but blood is limited. There’s some sexual innuendo, with romance and break ups being a central theme. The language can be a little rough at times (like the word “bitch”), and there’s plenty of drinking.
What's the story?
WHISKEY CAVALIER is an action series about a group of smart, but quirky, agents tasked with stopping some of the world’s most dangerous enemies. FBI Agent William Chase, code name “Whiskey Cavalier,” (Scott Foley) is an excellent, but sensitive, FBI agent who is getting over a difficult breakup. When he is sent on assignment to Moscow, he finds himself unexpectedly working with emotionally detached CIA agent Frankie Trowbridge (Laura Cohan) to bring in a suspected traitor, life starts getting interesting again. Soon the pair are heading up an inter-agency team of charismatic spies, including profiler Susan Sampson (Ana Ortiz), information technology guru Edgar Standish (Tyler James Williams), and CIA agent Jai Datta (Vir Das). Also working with them is Whiskey’s friend and fellow FBI agent Ray Prince (Josh Hopkins). As the team chases down some of the world's worst international enemies, they find ways to get along, even if they don't want to work together.
Is it any good?
Opposites attract in this mildly amusing action series thanks to the pairing of two spies from different agencies with contradictory personalities. But while Whiskey Cavalier has a few interesting moments, it’s hard to take most of it seriously. The plot lines are predictable, and the agents seem almost too casual while on the job. The result is a thrill-free series full of silliness combined with over-the-top action.
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