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Rubicon
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The American Policy Institute, based in New York City, gathers intelligence from around the world in coordination with the nations' top security resources. Teams regularly build knowledge on known terrorists and known terror plots in order for other agencies to stop them in their tracks. Will Travers, a recent addition to the department, shines as a brilliant analyst. He's given the opportunity to be a team leader for API. However, things are not all that they seem to be. His previous boss has mysteriously left clues leading Will to doubt his death was an accident. Will slowly uncovers a conspiracy relating to the department he's working for, kept under wraps by those in higher positions. An all-star cast including James Badge Dale, Miranda Richardson, and Arliss Howard star in this thrilling, new AMC-original series.
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  • Tried to like this show, but none of the characters are likeable to me.

    4.5
    I, like many, came to find this show via Breaking Bad. I was intrigued by the first pilot episode that setup the 'plot' for this season. I'll admit it had me pulled in. I'm into conspiracy based reality and entertainment, but this tries and fails in my opinion. When the ensuing episodes came on I couldn't help but feel something was removed from the show. It felt a little dumbed down and the more I watched the less I liked the characters. In places, the so called 'twists' were very telegraphed and the concern I was supposed to have for the characters just hasn't happened. They just are not likable and all of them seem arrogant and self centered, which to me wold seem to be the antithesis of personas that are supposed to be selfless in their mission to allegedly protect others. Honestly, I have been watching this show week after week and have not committed any characters name to memory other than 'WIll' and I think I may have his name wrong. I'm only going to continue watching since I've already invested the time and hope something at the end of the season redeems all the characters.moreless
  • Rubicon's writers actually make the assumption that they have an intelligent audience who will latch on to the slow-building suspense. Refreshing and exciting!

    9.5
    This show is amazing because it's not like anything else out there. So much of today's television is dumbed down to the point that a monkey could follow it. Rubicon's writers actually seem to make the assumption that they have an intelligent audience... an audience who will not lose interest because each episode isn't wrapped up with a neat little bow on top. It's refreshing and different. The slow-building nature of Rubicon really adds to the suspense. You know something big is just below the surface, waiting to be exposed. In short, this show has held my interest like no other has in years.moreless
  • The best espionage TV series of all time. I can't understand its cancellation. What can we do to bring it back?

    10
    The best espionage TV series of all time.

    I can't understand its cancellation.

    What can we do to bring it back? Full of complex-but-real characters, deep plots, beautiful photography, exceptional interpretation...

    You could do seven different shows with a different character each. If one of the actors have left the show, it could be continued with any other role as the main one (how many pieces of narrative can afford that?)



    Maybe not a blockbuster, but unanimously acclaimed by the critics worldwide. Why would anyone cancel it?



    AMC, HBO, Showtime, anyone, please, bring it back soon!



    If you haven't seen it yet, it's a must.moreless
  • Shame it is finished..

    10
    I have watched Rubicon with absolute delight and ...fear.. yes it was a bit scary at times. So much deception goes on - if the series as well as real life - that it actually makes you think that indeed something like that is or has happened sometime recently.



    The only difference is it is well orchestrated not by a bunch of a 'boys private club' but rather a large people of high interest which are very well connected with the government and law enforcement in USA and it's allies (UK for example).



    I have no doubt that large scale terrorist attacks have been manipulated by the people in the know, or 'the men in grey' as they are sometime called.



    The show was very good in pace and interactions. I actually like the slow pace; I really get tired of those modern 40min shows that move too fast. I really find them boring and unwatchable. 'Rubicon' & 'Mad Men' are good examples how you can create excellent, thought provoking shows without the need to impress every 2nd minute. The cast was excellent, and the acting brilliant. Some really good actors there which I hope to see in other things, especially lead James Badge Dale (Will) , Dallas Roberts (Miles) & Lauren Hodges (Tanya). I am quite sad it has finished it's run; but lets hope it will open a new trend.moreless
  • Torn

    7.0
    I'm torn about this show: there were the little things I can appreciate, like the conspiracy which was being revealed slowly e carefully. The characters were good enough, I can picture them as real people with the good and the bad, but there was a incredible Slooow pace that, while probably find similarities with the real world intelligence , it's not bearable on a tv show. other notes:



    4 episodes for the wife to discover that her husband's friend had lied to her on knowing about the townhouse? katherine rhumor is useless, her scenes are painful to watch.



    After a few episodes I started losing faith in the show being able to pick up the pace and becoming more interesting, I managed to drag myself 'till the 9th episode, but a show i really like should be able to make me want to watch the show, to make me eagerly awaiting the next episoed ( or at least being entertaining ), that didn't happened, so... and If AMC had renewed it, I could have thought about resuming to watch, because at least the chance to actually discovering what this was all about was a little higher, that didn't happened too. Good like next time, AMC.moreless
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    Drama, Suspense

    Themes

    modern spy, quirky characters, spies, government conspiracies, facing danger