TMP Television Edition: Secret Agents/Spies

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week, it’s a TV special featuring Secret Agents and Spies!

#1 Homeland

I’ve only seen a couple of episodes of Homeland but found it very intriguing. Claire Danes is amazing and the story is right on track with what’s going at the moment.

#2 The Americans

This show is also on my to-watch list. However, there are six seasons, so I’m hesitant to commit myself to that. Nevertheless, this thing promises to be right down my alley. I will see it at some point!

#3 The Avengers

This is not related to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Actually, this show is from the 60s. When I was a kid, re-runs were airing on German television. I remember the show to be utterly charming and 100 % worth watching.

What’s your favorite TV show featuring secret agents/spies? Let me know in the comments!

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4 thoughts on “TMP Television Edition: Secret Agents/Spies

  1. I initially loved Homeland but it lost me somewhere around the third season when it seemed to lose its way. Both Claire Danes and Damian Lewis were excellent though.

    I’m in the same place as you with The Americans, I watched Matthew Rhys’s last show Brothers & Sisters religiously but I didn’t become of this until it was well into its second season and now there are six to get through. That’s quite a time commitment!

    I LOVE The Avengers!!! Particularly the Diana Rigg years but the whole show is wonderful fun.

    I went all 60’s spy shows for mine.

    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964-1968)-Secret agents Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) work for secret international counterespionage and law-enforcement agency U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement) under the direction of Alexander Waverly (Leo G. Carroll) to battle evil organizations such as THRUSH and other nefarious forces that threaten freedom with much gadgetry thrown in. A trendsetting hit in its day this received a decent big screen treatment in 2015.

    It Takes a Thief (1968-1970)-Sleek international thief Alexander Mundy (Robert Wagner) temporarily incarcerated is offered a deal by Noah Bain (Malachi Thorne) head of the Secret Intelligence Agency (SIA) to be free if he steals important information or objects for the government. Breezy, stylish series globetrots around the world providing a time capsule of 60’s high fashion and high quality guest stars (among them Bette Davis, Teri Garr & Suzanne Pleshette) and in the later episodes Fred Astaire as Mundy’s master thief father Alistair.

    Get Smart (1965-1970)- Maxwell Smart (Don Adams), a highly intelligent but bumbling spy works for CONTROL, battling the evil forces of rival spy agency KAOS with the help of his chic and competent partner Agent 99 (Barbara Feldon) while their often exasperated Chief (Edward Platt) looks on. Daffy fun with Adams’ deadpan delivery even under the most extreme conditions priceless. Tons of cool gadgets, gotta love the shoe phone!

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