I really wanted to like this movie. I feel terribly cynical trashing it, and that's why I'm giving it a middling 5. Actually, I'm giving it a 5 because there were some superb performances.
This story has more twists and turns than a second-rate soap opera.
There is, somehow, an interesting story here, as well as some good acting. There are also some good scenes
By the time the dramatic fireworks start popping off, each one feels earned.
The complexity of the show is what's making it so interesting! When people just follow the masses and say that shows are bad just to get 1 second of attention, it's pathetic. Give it a shot and don't listen to haters.
Season 1 was great , but the story was told from beginning to end and the show should have wrapped then. Since then the writers have tried, and failed miserably to create a new "hook". Season 3's plot lines are so ridiculous that I am surprised the FBI themselves haven't shut them down out of pure shame. Terrible dialogue, terrible acting, terrible writing - simply bad.
I have probably seen worse acting, but I just can't remember where or when. And the plot, sub-plots, sub-sub-plots, etc., are absolutely ridiculous The Saturday morning cartoons from my youth made more sense! Oh, and the background noise that is called (*ahem*) music is terrible, and sometimes so loud you can't make out the dialogue of the actors. Although that may be intentional, come to think of it.Some reviewers have suggested that academy scenes are more like co-ed dorms, and the actors/actresses selected for their eye appeal instead of their acting ability. I can agree with that. And many of the reviewers that give it a rating of '1' are offended by how Indians/Hindus are portrayed. But given the political situation when the first season was filmed it was more politically correct than portraying them as Middle Eastern Islamics. The flashbacks of the academy days at Quantico was interesting. That, and only that, was the only part of the show that made any sense. It took about three episodes to get used to the flashbacks, but they did hold my interest. If that's the way the academy really operates or if it is just more Hollywood conjecture I don't know.The action scenes can be entertaining, if you don't let the bad acting and ridiculous plots/sub plots get to you.
The plot, execution and acting all look below par. Chopra is trying too hard to look tough, but fails miserably. Some moments are good, but cant tolerated the show for very few engaging moments. Hire some brain guys, or jus shut it down.