“Quantico” follows Alex Parrish and the new Agents in Training at FBI Base. It’s a fun show until the show jumps to the present. Alex has been accused of masterminding a deadly terror attack. Now, she teams up with her fellow NAT graduates to solve what happened. Her fellow agents look like a colorful cross-section of America. The idea that such teams could exist at the FBI should give someone hope.
Honestly, the show wouldn’t work if Chopra wasn’t such a capable lead. ABC again proves that all it takes is a strong lead to make a mediocre show palpable. I like the show plays with parallel timelines ala “Lost”. That being said, nothing that happens is that interesting. Whether it’s Jack Bauer or the Gladiators, we’ve seen this kind of government intrigue before. Why does it feel like modern TV has about the same 12 plots and we’re watching them get recycled to infinity?
That being said, I do like that ABC had the guts to go with Chopra as the lead. I could already see potential thinkpieces being written given the tone of the series. But, it seems that many people played it down. Good on the Buzzfeed folks.
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