This show reminds me of "The Blacklist," but it doesn't have the humor that
one does. Jennifer Carpenter is great as former CIA agent Erica Shepherd,
a woman in prison for betraying her country. She gave a terrorist the
names of some CIA agents that stopped him from blowing something up, so he had them killed.
She was caught, but in the first episode, she helps the CIA go after him and
some other terrorists. Morris Chestnut plays Will Keaton, the CIA agent
who has to work with her to catch spies and terrorists. He's reluctant
because one of the people that was killed was his wife. At the end of the
first episode, we find out why Erica gave up the names, and it makes her more
The premise of the show comes from, in part, this
statistic, that's shown at the beginning of the
first episode: "The FBI estimates there are one
hundred thousand foreign spies working within the
U.S. today." Wow, that's quite a shocking statistic.
I also watched the third episode, which is about
how Erica, Will and their team catch an ambassador
who is selling secrets to a drug cartel. They must
use the man's wife against him. The show has a
lot of action. It's definitely a thriller. It all
depends on whether you like the characters. We find
more about them in every episode. There are a lot of
dramas out there. I doubt this one will make it
because it's just not that special. It's
better than Jennifer Carpenter's last show, but
probably not good enough. I guess we'll just wait
and see. I hope someday she finds something else as
good as "Dexter."
In this character-based psychological
thriller, Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) is a brilliant
former CIA operative, now known as one of the most notorious
traitors in recent American history serving life in a
Supermax prison. Against every fiber of his being but with
nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton (Morris
Chestnut) enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely
dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. While
Shepherd and Keaton have different motivations for bringing
the enemy to justice, they both know that to catch a spy…
they must think like one.
The cast includes Jennifer
Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Raza Jaffrey, Kelli Garner,
Cassandra Freeman and Noah Mills.
“The Enemy Within”
was created by Ken Woodruff, who executive produces
alongside Matt Corman, Chris Ord and Charles Beeson. Mark
Pellington directs and executive produces the pilot. Vernon
Sanders also executive produces the pilot. “The Enemy
Within” is produced by Universal Television.
Feb. 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT) “The EnemyWithin” is a character-driven
investigative thriller set in the world of
counterintelligence. It focuses on former CIA agent Erica
Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter), the most notorious traitor in
modern history and most hated woman in America, who is
brought out of a federal supermax prison by the FBI’s Agent
Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) to help stop some of the most
dangerous acts of espionage threatening the United States
When a former CIA operative is murdered, Keaton
(Morris Chestnut) enlists Shepherd (Jennifer
Carpenter) to help recover valuable intel that
could take down Tal once and for all. But the
question remains, can Shepherd be trusted?
WIFE” (Monday, March 11, 10 p.m. ET/PT) Following the
discovery that a U.S. Ambassador is selling classified
intelligence to a Colombian cartel, Shepherd (Jennifer
Carpenter) devises a plan to catch him that will push
Keaton’s (Morris Chestnut) moral code to the brink. Keaton
brings a new member (Cassandra Freeman) on to the team.
The cast also
includes Raza Jaffrey, Kelli Garner and Noah Mills.
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