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Review of "Whiskey Cavalier" 2/25/19 by Eva Diaz
airs Wednesdays 10/9c on ABC

They had a sneak preview of this show yesterday after the Oscars. I taped it and watched it this morning, but the official premire is on February 27.

This reminds me a little bit of "Castle" in that it combines serious drama with a little bit of comedy, which I enjoy a lot. I have always loved police or detective shows that add some comedy and don't take themselves too seriously, and this show is great at blending both genres (with a little of the spy genre thrown in for good measure). Scott Foley plays Will Chase (code name "Whiskey Cavalier") who has reccently broken up with his girlfriend and is depressed.  This puts him in danger of possibly being put on leave of absence as an FBI agent because his superiors know that his biggest weakness on missions is that he is a little too sensative and quick to put himself in other people's shoes. Will persudes his bosses not to bench him, and they send him on one more mission before they decide to give him time off or keep him on the job.

Will has to intercept a computer genius, Edgar (Tyler James Williams), who is carrying leaked federal information. The CIA also wants this information, which puts their agents at risk. Frankie Trowbridge (Lauren Cohen) is the CIA agent sent to retreieve Edgar and his information, so she battles with Will.  Of course, she's his opposite because she doesn't let emotions or attachments get in her way, and she's not as rule-bound as he is, either. This causes friction betwen them as well as a lot of verbal battles. In the end, they must work together to rescue Edgar and his information.  They do the job so well that their bosses decide to create a joint task force and send them all on missions together (including Edgar).

The show is very fast-paced...sometimes too fast because you have to really concentrate to watch it or you'll miss something. I hope that in future shows, they will slow down a tiny bit and not use so many flashbacks, which can also confuse the audience. The two lead actors Cohen and Foley have great chemistry from the start, which leads to some fun sexual tension.  The differences in the characters' personalities are very clearly seen, but you also see how those differences make them work well together to get the job done.

The supporting cast works as well; the standouts are Ana Ortiz (who plays Susan Samsont, the top FBI profiler and Will's best friend; and Tyler James Williams (Edgar Standish, a computer genuis). I look forward to watching this cast catch the bad guys every week and go all over the word to do it.  I give this show 5 out of 5 stars.  It's definitely worth watching


WHISKEY CAVALIER (Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Series Premieres Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019

“Whiskey Cavalier” is a high-octane, hour-long action dramedy that follows
the adventures of tough but tender FBI super-agent Will Chase (code name:
“Whiskey Cavalier”), played by Scott Foley. Following an emotional breakup,
Chase is assigned to work with badass CIA operative Frankie Trowbridge
(code name: “Fiery Tribune”), played by Lauren Cohan. Together, they lead
an inter-agency team of flawed, funny and heroic spies who periodically
save the world – and each other – while navigating the rocky roads of
friendship, romance and office politics. The series is from
writer/executive producer David Hemingson and executive producer Bill
Lawrence with Warner Bros. Television.

“Whiskey Cavalier” stars Scott Foley as Will Chase, Lauren Cohan as Frankie
Trowbridge, Ana Ortiz as Susan Sampson, Tyler James Williams as Edgar
Standish, Vir Das as Jai Datta and Josh Hopkins as Ray Prince.

“Whiskey Cavalier” is a Warner Bros. Television production from
writer/executive producer David Hemingson and executive producers Bill
Lawrence and Jeff Ingold (Doozer Productions). Peter Atencio serves as
executive producer and is director on the pilot, and Scott Foley is
producer of the series.

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