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Author Topic: Whiskey Cavalier (2019 ABC TV Series)  (Read 628 times)

Lurkndog

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Whiskey Cavalier (2019 ABC TV Series)
« on: March 29, 2019, 12:34:37 PM »
A new TV show I've been enjoying is called Whiskey Cavalier. It's a spy show starring Lauren Cohan from The Walking Dead. It's on ABC at 10 PM on Wednesdays.

The setup: FBI Agent Will Chase crosses paths with CIA Agent Frankie Trowbridge in a bar in Moscow, and both of them are after a wiley hacker named Standish. They spend the pilot in a fun cat and mouse chase across Europe, crossing and double-crossing each other, while trying to take Standish in and keep him from getting kidnapped by the opposition. In the end, Standish turns out to be a good guy white hat hacker exposing high level corruption, and they all wind up on an inter-agency task force (spy team) along with a gadgeteer and a psychologist/social operator.

The fun bits are the interplay between the characters. Will and Frankie fall immediately into a Moonlighting-style frenemies type relationship. Will is a hugger-idealist-softie, while Frankie is more of an amoral-pragmatist-with-baggage. But the interplay is fun, and the will-they-won't-they has not yet become tedious. Plus, Lauren Cohan is just good looking as all get out.

The show is not trying to be taken seriously, it is simple fun and nothing more, but it IS fun. The pilot was great, and the later episodes have gotten into a pretty good groove.

I say check it out.

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2019, 12:41:30 PM »
been watching it myself, Im enjoying it so far...
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2019, 05:34:46 PM »
I'm having fun with it. I was pleasantly surprised that the "softie" male lead is still shown as being hyper-competent and not just the butt of jokes by the female lead.

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2019, 05:48:22 PM »
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I'm having fun with it. I was pleasantly surprised that the "softie" male lead is still shown as being hyper-competent and not just the butt of jokes by the female lead.

If he wasn't as good a spy as she is, there's no way he'd have a chance with her. She has to respect him at some level, even if she thinks his worldview is hopelessly naive/romantic. Otherwise the will-they-won't-they would fizzle.

Also, to some extent, his "softie" approach works. He's someone who can actually be trusted, for instance.

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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 10:07:36 AM »
Apparently the show is still on the bubble as to whether or not they get a second season.

I hope they get renewed, the show continues to be fun every week.

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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2019, 06:49:41 AM »
I've been watching since the beginning. Great show, and I hope it gets a 2nd season.
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2019, 11:41:32 AM »
Bad news, guys, it's been cancelled. :(

There is a slim chance that WB TV will find a new home for it on another network, but I'm not holding my breath.

I'll probably buy the discs just to have the pilot.

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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 07:50:25 AM »
Some more followup, including an Instagram video from Scott Foley and Marika Dominczyk thanking fans for their support.

https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/whiskey-cavalier-canceled-abc-1203183470/

Tonight's episode and next week's finale will be all there is.
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2019, 09:12:59 PM »
There is a possibility that ABC will change their mind and un-cancel Whiskey Cavalier, following outcries from fans and stronger ratings for the season finale.

https://tvline.com/2019/05/23/whiskey-cavalier-renewed-season-2-abc-cancellation/