NBC's State of Affairs: Will You Return for Further Debriefing?

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NBC’s State of Affairs, which premiered Monday, finds Katherine Heigl scrubbing back into television as Charleston Tucker — a no-nonsense CIA analyst by day and a no-pants party girl by night.

RELATED Katherine Heigl on the State of Her Reputation: ‘I Don’t See Myself as Being Difficult’

We meet her during an apparently average therapy session, which she mostly spends reliving the death of her fiancé Aaron, a special forces soldier who was killed in Afghanistan. Additionally, her therapist insists she’s repressing what really went down the night he was killed, which is later corroborated by an informant — a very, very familiar-looking informant.

It’s soon revealed that Tucker’s fiancé was also the son of the President of the United States (Alfré Woodard), to whom Tucker reports on a daily basis. Because of their personal connection, the duo’s working relationship is understandably skewed; even during important morning meetings, it kind of feels like they’re just two almost-relatives hanging out. (Where’s the tea, right?)

Tucker’s also got a touch of Homeland‘s Carrie Mathison in her, which we see when she somehow manages to avoid CIA security and make her way into the White House after being suspended for withholding crucial information from the President. As it turns out, she’s pretty much untouchable.

The premiere ends with Tucker making a solemn promise to the President: “I am going to find every last person who had anything to do with the death of your son, and I’m going to end every single one of their lives.”

But will she make good on that promise? And will you stick around to find out? Grade the premiere below, then drop a comment with your full review.


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139 Comments
  1. Rachel says:

    The only thing remotely believable was James Remar’s character. I’m disappointed because I love Alfre, but her scenes….I don’t know, the camera angles were distracting and the dialogue was terrible. And Katherine Heigl is the biggest miscast I can ever remember.

    • shea mandalay says:

      I read in another review that State of Affairs’ biggest crime is misusing Alfre Woodard. The show got a very lowly 10% rating on Rotten Tomatoes–the Wonderful Woodard deserves a better show, and a better role in it.

      • John NYC says:

        She took the gig and knew what it was. Shrug. I expect they’re trying to avoid the West Wing problem where a show was crafted and sold as one thing and then got hijacked by Martin Sheen’s President: much to the chagrin of at least some of the intended leads…. this show is CIA centered not The Oval.

        • Meredith says:

          Okay, but the WW was tons better for having Martin Sheen more present. Rob Lowe might have gotten his panties on a bunch about it, but the show was better losing him and keeping Martin Sheen present, in my opinion.if that’s the case here too, it’d be crazy of them not to play to their cast’s strengths.

          • John NYC says:

            But not at the expense of failing to play to their writer’s strengths: writers who were selected for one sort of show, CIA intrigue not an Oval Office centered one which would inevitably be political. They cast for the parts as conceived and she accepted the part of president as designed… I’m reluctant to second guess an actor of her experience.

      • herman1959 says:

        Just because you read something in a review doesn’t mean it’s true. From what you’ve written it’s hard to tell if you actually saw the show or just read reviews. If you did see the show please tell us what YOU thought about it. Thanks.

      • Claire says:

        I found it hard to follow and the sexy scenes took away from the script. It seems like it was thrown in there because someone thought it needed to be more sexy. I hope they work out the kinks because I like the two lead actors in it.

  2. Charlie reddington says:

    So the fiancé is alive being held captive by Charlie after she shot her…right? I do hope it lasts think it has potential. Some people wrote off Heigel too quickly. Just because she left a show doesn’t suddenly make her unwatchable

    • rowan77 says:

      I don’t think she’s unwatchable – and people don’t dislike her because she left a show suddenly. People dislike her because she bit the hand that fed her and behaved badly on sets.

      • Nancy says:

        No proof of either. She didn’t like her storylines and had a RIGHT to voice that. Why is it okay for the rest of the cast to do so in interviews but not her? EP PD and others have openly voiced their unhappiness with storylines It’s nothing new. How else did she “Bite the hand that fed her”? Stop believing everything you read either. I have not heard ANYONE say she was difficult to work with. The Grey’s cast wants her back!

        • Kristina says:

          I’m not saying they’re right, but the rumors have followed her from project to project–from Roswell to Grey’s to Knocked Up. True, no one has gone on record saying they find her difficult to work with–which may or may not confirm anything. Anyway, I think this role is a good fit for her, and I hope the show’s successful.

          • Normandy says:

            Heigl also has a stage manager mother who apparently is vicious tyrant on the set, so a lot of people probably don’t want to hire Heigl because they don’t want to deal with momager. And in interviews, Heigl clearly has her mother’s back.

          • Nancy says:

            That’s just it: RUMORS! There is NO truth to these “Rumors”. There is no proof that she is difficult to work with. Anyone who believes rumor is an idiot. I liked the show. I thought it was good.

        • abz says:

          Agreed. I mean Patrick Dempsey was quoted flat out saying that he thought the Grey’s Anatomy musical was a big mistake and that was something Shonda said she wanted to do from early on when she started the show and no one said anything about him. She’s not perfect and has made some poor decisions, but don’t we all and the way people have been villifying her constantly is stupid IMO.

        • shea mandalay says:

          Actually, Shonda herself has said she was difficult to work with (in worse terms than that):

          “In a cover story for The Hollywood Reporter last month, Grey’s creator, Shonda Rhimes, referenced the messy split [with Heigl] by saying that her show Scandal has a “no assholes” policy and that “there are no Heigls” among the tight-knit cast.”

          • Nancy says:

            Yeah like i am going to believe SHONDA? Shonda can say what she wants. The woman is rich spoiled brat. She is also single, lonely and bitter. Shonda has an attitude problem. She hates heigl and does NOTHING but trash her. Heigl on the other hand has said NOTHING to trash Shonda. That says it all. She has more class that Shonda ever will. Sorry but Shonda is a joke and I don’t believe a word she says.

          • shellybot says:

            Shonda is a joke. That explains why she has THREE hit televisions shows.

          • Seriously? says:

            Excuse me–you can have SEVEN hit television shows and still be a joke and a jackass–happens all the time in Hollywood….

          • shellybot says:

            Not a joke, but that’s why there are Shonda haters

        • DoctorWhoFanatic says:

          What do you mean no proof? No proof that she refused to submit anything for award consideration one year and is on the record saying she felt like the writers hadn’t given her anything worthy of submitting?

          There’s plenty of proof.

          • Nancy says:

            No that is not PROOF of anything. other then she was giving her OPINION. She was RIGHT whether you like it or not. Her storylines at that time were NOT worthy of an award. Saving a deer, sleeping with George, Ghost sex? Are you serious? Do you find that award worthy? I don’t. And as I said, the other actors have trashed their characters all the time. Nobody attacks them. Not even Shonda.

          • Lila says:

            Of course there is proof, she recently apologized in Vanity fair for removing her name from the Emmy Ballot, if that was not true, then why is she apologizing and hoping that her future projects redeem her image. She is a difficult woman to deal with.

          • shellybot says:

            It sounds like Nancy luvs Katherine Heigl. Heigl’s negative comments in an interview about the writers is proof. Yes, she has the right to disagree with the direction of the show’s storylines. But there is a PC to say it without throwing the writers under the bus. IMO the majority of her success is a direct result from her time on Greys.

        • Netty says:

          No one on Greys wants her back, are you kidding, especially Shonda and some other execs said she was difficult to wok with. She is a nightmare.

          • Katie says:

            Actually in recent years they’ve made peace. Shonda just. Ever wrote anything else for her to do.

          • Nancy says:

            “Some other exectuive” yeah because THAT is reliable information? Shonda is a joke. SHE is the nightmare. The cast is afraid of her. Shonda is a joke. The cast has said that they want her back.

          • Nancy says:

            WRONG! The Whole CAST wants her back! Its just Shonda thats got a stick up her ass.WHAT “executives”? She said she did not deserve to win an emmy and she was RIGHT. God people GET OVER IT. You people disgust me.

        • rowan77 says:

          Plenty of proof. Just read what Shonda has said, what people working on film with Heigl have said. And there is such a thing called tact. If she didn’t like her storyline she shouldn’t have saidshe writers didn’t give her the material to get her nominated for an award, That’s basically saying the writing sucked – which it didn’t. She should have been smart and diplomatic. She was also a pain on set. I’m not believing everything I read. I’ve worked in scripted TV for years and have friends who worked with her on Greys and on several of her films. She became entitled and tactless and frankly, she’s not a good enough actress – or big enough star – to pull that off without consequences.

          • Nancy says:

            Heigl is not the one trashing Shonda still 5 years later! Shonda is trashing Katherine. There is NO PROOF she was a pain on set. NONE. Sure you had “Friends” who worked with her on set. Right! And I am the queen of England. Don’t make me laugh. NOBODY has said ONE bad word about her EXCEPT for Shonda. That is ALL the proof I need.

          • rowan77 says:

            I’m sorry, but if you look at my history, I have been consistent in my information about working in television. That has never changed so whether you believe me or not, I have the truth on my side and you… well, don’t. I don’t care what you believe, your majesty, I know plenty of things you don’t, so regardless of how you feel about Ms. Heigl, her history doesn’t lie. Hopefully her fall from grace has humbled her enough to see that you have to treat all he people around you with respect, and that no one is entitled to anything special. You have to earn your perks.

            We’ll see how it goes for her.

        • Alex says:

          “She didn’t like her storylines and had a RIGHT to voice that.” Yeah, she did. And people have a right to think she’s a snotty b!tch because of that. Sometimes I get gifts I don’t like. Do I say to the giver, “This sucks and I don’t want it”? No, I smile and say, “Thanks.” Besides, she was getting PAID pretty good money to play those stories. If I got paid, I’d be grateful and play what I was given as well as I could instead of whining about the material.

          I like Heigl as an actress and sorely miss Izzie on the show, but she was clearly difficult to work with to all but the most bizarrely biased and myopic, dear.

          • Nancy says:

            Katherine has apologized for that. LET IT GO! Shonda surely can’t. But she can forgive a homophobe who attacked one cast member and insulted another? Explain THAT! I think what KH did was nowhere NEAR as bad as what IW did.But of course he’s BLACK so Shonda thinks he can do no wrong. Figures. She is the racist. And she can’t even see it.

        • Lila says:

          I will take Shonda’s word over Heigl’s anytime. And its not just Greys…she’s had problems on Knocked Up too and she said dreadful things about that project. Yes she may have apologised but why do something in the first place that then warrants an apology later. She only has herself to blame for her crappy film career. If and when this show tanks its all because of Heigl. Katherine has not really done anything wow since Greys and Knocked Up (the two she’s been very negative & vocal about), her Rom-Coms are pathetic and dreadful. I take it if Shonda was bitter and mean-spirited and difficult to work with, there would be no #TGIT. Shonda is making TV history, # Hits shows in one night and remind me what Heigl is doing again ???? Good on Shonda for not tolerating any Bitches or Heigls.
          And if that’s not enough, she’s been on every list of Most hated Celebrities since 2010. So whether the rumors of her being difficult are true or not, the public in general find her unlikable.
          Anyway the show was below average in my opinion. She’s no Olivia Pope or Carrie. Next!

      • James says:

        People make mistakes, you know? We don’t know why she said that or how she felt when she said it. Maybe she had a bad day and didn’t have a filter during that interview or something. I think it’s wrong to be so quick to judge. We all make comments we regret later. That being said, I rather watch Katherine Heigl in a romantic comedy, ha.

        • rowan77 says:

          If that behavior happened only once, that would be one thing – or if she turned around and put out an apology for insinuating the writing was not good – because that wasn’t the case at all – then that would be one thing – but she didn’t. And yes, people make mistakes – and everyone knows it, which is why she’s gotten movie after movie – while still pissing people off on set while they tank at the box office. Some of it is bad luck. Some is her behavior. She should stand up for herself, but not by slamming others. I have a friend (a series regular) on State of Affairs, so I tend to hear when things are less than stellar on the set.

      • RyanC says:

        To be fair, her writing when she said she wouldn’t enter herself? It WAS bad. We all know it. Her character went from a gripping and tragic love story to awkward sex with a guy that seemed like her brother.

    • Nancy says:

      NO. There is nothing to suggest that. They said he LOOKS like her fiancee. They rescued the guy. There is no evidence it’s her fiancee.

  3. Scout says:

    I don’t buy it. I don’t buy Heigl, this story, this cast, this show. Blech. Sorry Alfre. I love Alfre, but meh.

    • Lola says:

      Everything about this show is so non realistic that it is laughable….after the scene where she just enters the White House through an open door and while having an arrest warrant out enters the Oval Office without anyone stopping her, I imagined Shona Rhimes on her couch having a big lough :-)

  4. Tom says:

    It was SOO bad. Sorry but it was so unbelievable and it was like watching Homeland-lite. Down to the jazz music and the sleeping around…I mean come on. They want it to be Homeland but they can’t write like Homeland because it’s broadcast network. Not good. And I don’t buy Heigl as a CIA analyst or whatever she is. Bad, bad, show.

    • Sparky says:

      Yep thought the same thing too!! Katherine Heigel is too polished for someone that has (I’m assuming she has) worked in the field…Claire Danes pulls off the CIA agent look better…not polished…has had experience in the field…seen the cruelty of war. I buy Claire Danes as a CIA agent…don’t buy Katherine Heigel. Script was so so…Unlikely I will be back.

  5. It’s me or alfre looks so Annalisse?
    Besides, the show looks fail

    • herman1959 says:

      In what way does Alfre look “so Annalisse”?

      • elizabelle01 says:

        Strong black women all look alike, didn’t ya know?
        For the record, I liked it, but I am also reserving further judgement for after a few more episodes. I totally missed the fact that Aaron was the president’s son until Charleston (what the heck is with that name???) said something about it to the President. I know, it’s lame, but I thought it was a “twist”. Also, because I missed it in the convoy at the beginning, I thought it was a twist when the president was a woman. I was grading papers at the time, so I wasn’t totally focused. Anyway, I liked it.

  6. Tran says:

    I give State of Affairs a B. People are getting mixed reactions about the premiere episode and the series and whether or not they like Katherine Heigl and/or Alfre Woodard for their performances, who’s blaming who? If they like The Blacklist then they must watched State of Affairs and I don’t know if NBC has high hopes for the series even if it’s going to topped Castle and NCIS: LA in the 10 p.m. Monday night time slot. State of Affairs is Homeland meets Scandal and let’s hope the series keeps it up because whether viewers like it or not, ignore the Heigl haters.

    • Holly says:

      I agree. It was entertaining so I’ll at least give it chance. I’m personally not a fan of Scandal or HTGAWM and I watch Homeland but I still found the show interesting. I made a point to watch the premiere because of the Heigel haters, including the TV reviewers who trashed it. Wouldn’t be the first time.

    • Jenna says:

      ITA. I thought it was good; certainly much more watchable, and believable, than 90% of CBS shows.
      I like Heigl. I’ve liked her since GA:the early years. I don’t pay attention to media bashing. I’ve had bad days. I’ve said stupid stuff, and stuff that if taken out of context would be even more stupid. Thank god no one cares enough to print it everywhere.
      I hope the show succeeds. I’ll be watching.

  7. It was great, it’s like Homeland without the annoyingly brassy Carrie and the overwhelmingly moody atmosphere.

  8. Eric7740 says:

    A very promising premiere! Season pass set!!! Really enjoyed it, very intrigued. Plus, I love Katherine Heigl and I’m glad she’s back on TV!!!

  9. Julie says:

    I actually liked it and liked Katherine in it as well. Which surprised me because I wasn’t expecting to – I too thought she was miscast. But I actually bought her as a CIA Analyst. Definitely not Carrie Mathison but believable enough. I’m actually looking forward to more.

  10. How do you make a worse Homeland?!

  11. munchlax says:

    Is the recap of the version screened for critics? I heard it had a different ending from what aired tonight because that line wasn’t the end of the premiere.

  12. Jennifer says:

    I’m so hung up on the pastel pink outfits in the Oval Office. The jacket the President wore was fine… but it bothered me that both women wore pink at the same time — was that on purpose? It really bothered me. Also, the pastel pink/black dress/leather jacket to meet with the President? Really? What would Leo McGarry think.

  13. abz says:

    I thought it wasn’t bad. It felt very Homeland-y, but I try not to judge shows based on their pilots. I really don’t get why people judge pilots so harshly. It’s like reading a book sometimes. The beginnings are almost always boring with all the set up and the introduction, etc., but it’s a necessity because you need to establish the characters and set up the story. Of course some pilots are better at grabbing your attention instantly than others, but even the ones that take some time can often end up being good. Anyway, I will probably check out the next few episodes and hopefully it’ll continue to grab my attention. I’m a Katharine Heigl fan so I thought she was great and I hope this show works out.

  14. JMFan says:

    no thanks, Katherine Heigl.

  15. DavidSask says:

    Katherine is not believable in role and is no Carrie Bradshaw. A quick cancellation is needed!

  16. Frank says:

    Why was POTUS wearing flats in every scene? Decent premiere but something just felt really off.

  17. shea mandalay says:

    Homeland did it first, and Homeland did it a helluva lot better!

  18. Julia says:

    Really bad. Too bad, because Alfre Woodard and James Remar are usually good actors. But this just seemed silly with the dialog in this. Also…the whole premise of her reporting to the president and, oh yeah, her almost-mother-in-law seems just really farfetched. Just my thoughts.

    • Ayla says:

      Watch her spot on Jimmy Fallon. It’s a real job and they have a former cia guy on the staff of the show.

    • John NYC says:

      The President’s Daily Briefing is quite real (as The CIA (!) confirmed in a Tweet(boggle) last night). I expect how she and her fiancé met will be part of a developed backstory, the president’s former military service was alluded to so there might be a connection there…

  19. Katherine Heigl says:

    The show is comprised of quick witted, sarcastic, attractive, and totally unrealistic central characters who spout off name dropping political and military dialogue in an attempt to come off as some hip new show about world affairs. I can see why it might appeal to those who have a very limited understanding of the topics they tried to cover, somebody who might watch the show and think they know something they didn’t before, but anyone with knowledge of this subject matter should see how pathetically unbelievable this show is.

    • KCC says:

      You might want to change your name when you post. People might think it’s the actress Katherine Heigl posting the comment. Not cool to misrepresent yourself that way. I get your point though. We have Fox News to watch people with limited understanding of topics talk about them.

    • John NYC says:

      Ironic: a fan falsely registering and posting using an actor’s name to complain about name dropping.

  20. Midnight Arrakis says:

    I’m sorry, but…..I just don’t buy a black woman as being the POTUS!!! Look at what the current black president is doing to this country!!! Whomever thought this idea up should be dipped in hot oil, shot and then tarred and feathered!!! I personally have had enough of this “black attitude” thing that seems to have permeated a lot of TV shows and movies.

    While I thoroughly enjoy these types of shows (i.e. Blacklist, Homeland, etc.), the premise of this show is just too far left-field for me to believe. If the pilot was this bad, I can only expect the show to denigrate down to the bottom of the barrel. This show needs to be cancelled pronto!!!

    • Josh says:

      “This was a paid for post from the KKK” Prejudiced much ?

    • moveon says:

      Seems your “white attitude” has reached it’s “boiling point”. The good thing is “you” can control what you watch, so stick with watching your own kind and you’ll have nothing to complain about.

    • KCC says:

      The current black president is trying to cleanup the messes the preceding white president made (albeit with varying degrees of sucess).

      • Nancy says:

        That’s a joke right? This president has RUINED our country. IN more ways then one. And his wife is ruining school lunches and pissing off parents and kids and more. So yeah. Clean up who’s mess? his own?

        • shellybot says:

          Right…So wanting kids to eat healthy foods is ruining school lunches?

        • Lila says:

          Yes Nancy because Michelle wants your damn obese kids to get fit…that’s pissing you off right! Any parent who’s pissed off by that is an idiot

          • 887 says:

            Check out her above posts and you’ll realize she’s not worth your time.

          • Nancy says:

            OH PLEASE. Michelle and her kids are as fat as they come. She is NOT a nutritionist NOR a doctor. And FYI? The President eats fast food behind his wife’s back. So wahtever. And 887? Keep your F’ing opinions to yourself. JACKASS!

        • KCC says:

          2 wars and a major financial crisis that we are still feeling the effects of are on Bush II. It’s hard to compare that to the “crisis” of school lunches. Granted, perhaps a different person might of been more successful than the current president but I don’t believe race has anything to do with the abilities or effectiveness of a president. That’s just out and out racism.

    • Beth says:

      Wow you sure are uncomfortable with black people finally getting good roles on televison. Maybe you should take a long hard look I’m the mirror and contemplate why it upsets you so much.

    • John NYC says:

      Best stay FAR away from 24 then, seeing Dennis Haysbert portray the president would have your head exploding. And not in a good way.

    • shellybot says:

      spoken like the racist you are

  21. I dunno … I think a little too much convoluted drama is coming down the pipeline to keep me interested. Scandal-ilk TV shows were never my cup of tea. The pilot had a couple moments that had me smiling … but the preview of things to come just left me cold.

  22. Kay says:

    Not too familiar with Heigl ‘ s work but Alfre Woodard is a fave of mine. Really enjoyed the premier with only two reservations:
    The timing was somewhat hectic (maybe reflecting the real CIA but I doubt it)
    and
    Who the heck did wardrobe for Ms Heigl? That black and white bilateral outfit gave me a headache. Even when she was still, the colors oscillated.
    But I will be back next week.

    • John NYC says:

      Within the framework of drafting the President’s daily Briefing book the “deadline” aspect was logical: that’s a product that get’s delivered daily to the President, so like a morning paper there’s going to be a culminating rush as the time comes to lock in the final edits. The hostage framing might have been more about it being a pilot: meant to sell the show’s concept.

    • delfiteblu says:

      Probably sounds snarky but that blue dress she had on in the beginning was SO tight that I can’t get it out of my head. It was REALLY tight.

  23. JMFan says:

    Heigl a real miscast

  24. JMFan says:

    Also, No CIA agents wear cloth like Heigl did…. Look at homeland, how we love Clare not because of her cloth.

  25. Truefan says:

    I was a little confused because things were happening so fast and everyone was talking so fast. When I settled in I really enjoyed it. It was an exciting, fast paced show. Not boring at all.
    I thought Katherine Heigl was great in this role. In the beginning I thought she was overbearing, but as the show continued I thought she was tough, intelligent,and strong yet showed a vulnerable side to her character .

  26. Coal. says:

    It had potential, but the minute for me when a female character’s action and motivation are a direct result of a relationship with a man I get turned of. Homeland was great when Carrie was miss trusting of Brody, but when she fell for him it all went downhill. Can’t female characters do anything that isn’t tethered to a man ?.

  27. MagikBullet says:

    The problem here is they think they can capitalize on the strong female leads like we have in Homeland and Blacklist. Homeland has their own dynamic being on cable and lets face it Blacklist has Reddington. This show is trying to weave a web that maybe Charlie is the real cause of the death of Aaron and she is either wanting the guy dead for vengeance or to cover her self. I tuned in because I always say give a show a shot and while there are some great moments, James Remar being the best, it just didn’t pull me in as hard as the show it is replacing till febuary.

  28. Miranda says:

    I just feel bad for Alfre Woodard. She is so much better than this show. She should be headlining stuff, not playing second fiddle in a derivative vanity project.

  29. Deb says:

    Probably would have been a good show if it weren’t for Katherine Heigl/

  30. Imzadi says:

    I was watching this primarily because Adam Kaufman, whose appearances on television are way too rare IMHO, was a member of the cast–third-billed behind Heigl and Woodward, to be exact. He didn’t do much in this episode, but he seems to have some secrets, and he is high on my eye candy list (which, BTW, Matt Bomer tops).

  31. Carla Krae says:

    LOVED it! Haven’t been this thrilled and hooked in a long time……maybe since “Alias”.

  32. Carla Krae says:

    Um, people, they have 2 ex-CIA as producers, including a guy that was the briefer to two presidents. It’s as accurate as it can be for fiction.

  33. Debred says:

    i really enjoyed this show tonight. It was fast paced and left me wanting more. The only negative was the texting that went on in BLUE and was very, very hard to read. Hope they fix it or delete it next week. Too annoying.

    • cuius says:

      But surely everybody was watching it on their 55″ TVs

    • Kim R says:

      We enjoyed it as well. More so as the episode got going. It was definitely entertaining enough to give it a chance. I said to my husband that I hope they make the texts larger, even just a little, because they were very hard to read. Surely someone will fix this! :)

  34. Dan says:

    Ho-hum. I watched the first 10 min. A madam secretary knock-off. I would like some FUNNY comedies this year. Writers have no imagination?

  35. JrsyGrl says:

    I liked it. I love Hiegel. She stands up for what she wants and thinks she deserves. As to “believablity” the highly touted Homeland (which I watch and enjoy) is as far-fetched with it’s out of control, sexual predator and mental patient CIA agent as USA is with it’s Manolo Blanik wearing CIA agent. This show was entertaining and I want to see more.

  36. agent86 says:

    The way Charlie eluded her pursuit in the Langley garage reminded me nor so much of Carrie Matheson, but more of Annie Walker of Covert Affairs, which is a Superior show.

  37. herman1959 says:

    Grade C – It showed promise, but while I felt like there was almost too much action, it still felt like something was missing…strange. Maybe it’s just a premiere thing that can be fixed.

  38. Larry C. says:

    I switched to another show after 20 minutes. It’s going to be like BLACKLIST with its “scratch another bad guy off the list this week” stories. I’ll pass.

  39. Ellinas1978 says:

    Big time downgrade from the Blacklist.

  40. kathyb1953 says:

    Bored us so much, we turned it off half an hour in. Life is too short to waste on this show and we will not be bothering with it again.

  41. Irene Qualls says:

    Why Katherine Heigl? Would probably be more intrigued if it were anyone else. How stupid do they think we are? Do they think that no one will notice that that exteriors that are supposed to be DC are really New York? Ugh.

  42. chocolatfrog says:

    Is Katherine Heigl will be the dead of this show? If we forget for one hour that is Katherine Heigl, is that show that bad?

  43. bj says:

    The “hard-drinking, random sex addiction element” was just too much for me. Apart from the fact that it’s ridiculous and not something that someone in her position could do on the QT, when does she sleep? She has to be to work at 2 am, so I assume she grabs an hour or so after she gets home from the bar with some random stranger?

  44. Steve says:

    Like the show but had trouble with the texting part. The colored text were hard to read

  45. Ana says:

    People need to give Katherine Heigl a chance! Seriously. I think the pilot was pretty good and I hope the series will get better. The cast it’s not bad, don’t be mean. Give it a chance. People deserve second chances. Open minds, people. Thank you.

  46. Sara says:

    Snoozefest. MEH.
    I wonder when it will be cancelled. Like Kate Walsh’s trashy show was after 13 episodes.

  47. delfiteblu says:

    I watched it after spending months dissing it because after being crazy about Katherine Heigl for years I got to where I wasn’t anymore. I watched it because I usually watch Blacklist and this was in its place. I was prepared to totally hate it and I didn’t. I DID hate that she was having stranger sex in the first five minutes – has a tendency to see her as a slut, first and foremost. But after about 15 minutes I found I was actually interested in the story and the hour went by in a hurry. I imagine I’ll watch it again. I gave How to Get Away with Murder four weeks before I banished it from my mind; I imagine I can do that with this show.

  48. Ivan says:

    If only this show was not scheduled opposite Castle, then I would be able to watch it at home. I enjoyed this episode, which I had to watch at my son’s house, because at home I can only watch or record one station at a time.

  49. Rudi says:

    Homeland meets Scandal feel from this show but does not have the same caliber of writing. Ms Heigl is not Ms Danes nor Ms Washington. Ms Woodard is always watchable, just wish her scenes had more impact. I will watch and see what transpires for all of the characters in the next few episodes.