Agent X (TV series)

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Agent X
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GenreAction drama
Created byWilliam Blake Herron
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • 135k
Production location(s)NA
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television
Release
Original networkTNT
Original releaseNovember 8 (2015-11-08) –
December 27, 2015 (2015-12-27)
External links
Website

Agent X is an American action drama television series which aired from November 8 to December 27, 2015 on TNT.[1] The film stars Sharon Stone, Jeff Hephner, Jamey Sheridan and John Shea and Mike Colter.

On December 15, 2015, TNT canceled the series after one season.[2][3] The show was also broadcast on Bravo (Canada) days after.

Plot[edit]

After becoming United States Vice President, Natalie Maccabee (Sharon Stone) is informed that there is a secret paragraph in the U.S. Constitution creating a special agent to help protect the country in times of crisis, under instruction of the Vice President. John Case (Jeff Hephner), former Special Forces operator, is the current operative "Agent X", who handles sensitive cases that the CIA and the FBI cannot.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Peter O'FallonWilliam Blake HerronNovember 8, 2015 (2015-11-08)1.28[4]
The Vice President of the United States discovers her true responsibilities: to oversee an agent (John Case) with a license to kill.
2"The Enemy of My Enemy"Peter O'FallonWilliam Blake HerronNovember 8, 2015 (2015-11-08)1.01[5]
John and Olga (Olga Fonda) work together to stop nuclear weapons from ending up in the wrong hands.
3"Back in Your Arms"Peter O'FallonRobert PortNovember 15, 2015 (2015-11-15)1.03[6]
John uncovers a secret conspiracy involving a shadow government subverting Executive authority.
4"The Devil and John Case"Félix Enríquez AlcaláSteven Kriozere & Mark A. AltmanNovember 22, 2015 (2015-11-22)1.03[7]
John travels to Mexico to demolish (the myth of) El Diablo.
5"Truth, Lies, and Consequences"Kevin BrayJesse AlexanderNovember 29, 2015 (2015-11-29)0.98[8]
John cuts short a bioterrorism plot seconds before it explodes over the National Mall, almost losing his own life.
6"The Sacrifice"Ute BriesewitzSamantha StrattonDecember 6, 2015 (2015-12-06)0.99[9]
A former Agent X thought to be dead threatens the lives of John, the Vice President, and a treaty that she is trying to facilitate.
7"The Long Walk Home"Jeff WadlowRobert PortDecember 13, 2015 (2015-12-13)1.15[10]
John manages to gain the upper hand, as he uncovers a few skeletons from the Agent X program that culminates in the POTUS being shot.
8"Angels & Demons"John TerleskySteven Kriozere & Mark A. Altman and Anslem RichardsonDecember 20, 2015 (2015-12-20)1.21[11]
As the POTUS struggles to stay alive and ward off further attacks, Agent X and his colleagues continue to be played by the Cabal.
9"Penultimatum"Rod HolcombJesse AlexanderDecember 27, 2015 (2015-12-27)1.22[12]
John's fiancée Pamela is kidnapped by Ray to coerce John but ends up being rescued by Malcolm, John's handler.
10"Fidelity"Peter O'FallonWilliam Blake HerronDecember 27, 2015 (2015-12-27)1.12[12]
Ray orchestrates a prisoner's dilemma-scenario between the world leaders, but John, Olga, and Malcolm work together to bring him down.

Production[edit]

Agent X is produced by TNT Originals in association with Beacon Pictures. Armyan Bernstein and Sharon Stone are executive producers. William Blake Herron, who will also executive-produce, wrote the pilot, which was directed by Peter O'Fallon.[13]

Critical reception[edit]

On Metacritic, the show holds a rating of 43/100, based on 15 reviews.[14] On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a 28% approval rating based on 18 reviews, with an average rating of 5.8/10. The critics' consensus reads: "Unintentionally hilarious, poorly paced, and overall redundant, Agent X is a secret agent drama that should have remained secret."[15]

The New York Times said in a review of the series "Without the jokey bravado (or high production values) of Strike Back or the charming wonkiness of Warehouse 13, the only claim Agent X has on our attention is Ms. Stone. Even that is tenuous — while her performance loosens up a bit across the first four episodes, her screen time appears to shrink."[16]

Variety wrote in their review "Possessing some of the flavor of National Treasure, Agent X takes the amusing step of investing the Vice President's office with secret constitutional powers, all for the purpose of concocting a Yankee version of James Bond. And wonder of wonders, it mostly works, at least initially, combining a sense of playfulness with bountiful action and, less successfully, a sweeping conspiracy.[17]

The Wall Street Journal called Agent X an "improbable but high-action thriller." Also saying "This light and fast-moving version of an America-in-peril espionage thriller doesn’t really deal in moral ambiguity and shades of gray."[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gelman, Vlada (August 31, 2015). "TNT Sets Premiere Dates for Legends, Librarians, Sharon Stone's Agent X". tvline.com. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 15, 2015). "'Public Morals', 'Legends' & 'Agent X' Canceled By TNT". Deadline. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  3. ^ Pena, Jessica (December 15, 2015). "Legends, Public Morals, Agent X: Series Cancelled by TNT". TVSeriesFinale. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  4. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 10, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Update: 11.8.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  5. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 10, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Update: 11.8.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  6. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 17, 2015). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Update: 11.15.2015". Showbuzzdaily. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  7. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 24, 2015). "UPDATED: EXPANDED SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Update: 11.22.2015". Showbuzzdaily. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 2, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Update: 11.29.2015". Showbuzzdaily. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  9. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 8, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Update: 12.6.2015". Showbuzzdaily. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  10. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 15, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Update: 12.13.2015". Showbuzzdaily. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  11. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 22, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Update: 12.20.2015". Showbuzzdaily. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  12. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (December 30, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Update: 12.27.2015". Showbuzzdaily. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  13. ^ "TNT Greenlights High-Octane Drama Agent X, Starring Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney" (Press release). Atlanta, Georgia: Turner Broadcasting System. October 31, 2014. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  14. ^ Agent X - Season 1 Reviews at Metacritic
  15. ^ Agent X: Season 1 at Rotten Tomatoes
  16. ^ Hale, Mike (November 6, 2015). "Review: 'Agent X,' With Sharon Stone and a Spy". The New York Times.
  17. ^ Lowry, Brain (November 5, 2015). "TV Review: 'Agent X'". Variety.
  18. ^ Smith, Nancy deWolf (November 5, 2015). "'Agent X' TV Review: Espionage Gone Wild".

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