Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Round Two: True Lies

True Lies: Season 1, Episode 2 “Public Secrets” (B)

It didn’t take very long for personal relationships to come up with a married couple together on a mission, but that’s why this show is so fun. Helen tapping out during training ended up being a helpful experience for what she needed to do when her life was really in danger and she went for her assailant’s ear. It was definitely awkward that Jimena was the cartographer that they needed to work with on their first mission together, but things ended in a sweet way after she didn’t kill Helen and instead revealed that Harry had apparently left her for someone else: Helen. Harry’s reaction to meeting Harold was very funny, upset that he essentially had the same name as him and that Helen thought he was smarter than him. That both exes were ultimately relieved that they were dumped for a spy was an entertaining ending to all of it. Getting intel reports from their neighbor about what their kids were up to was certainly distracting, and that’s likely going to become a regular thing since they’ll undoubtedly be going on many missions together. My prediction is that the drive with the video that they wouldn’t want to watch is going to be found by the kids, who will then discover that their parents are spies, if that’s even what their first suspicion is. This show is somewhat light and unserious, but I’m willing to give it a few more episodes to see how enjoyable it ultimately proves to be.

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