Intelligence: Season 1

Intelligence: Season 1

Intelligence: Season 1

David Schwimmer (Friends) leads this spy comedy show as an arrogant National Security Agent who leaves the US to "help" Britain fight cyber terrorism with the assistance of an inept computer analyst.

2020Rating: TV-MAUK
Comedy

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EPISODE 1.1
9 June 2021

Episode 1

When Jerry - an American NSA agent - joins a team at GCHQ tackling cyber crime, junior analyst Joseph is particularly excited. But Director of Cyber Security Christine is less keen with the shakeup and... MORE wants to know the real reason Jerry is over here. Meanwhile, Jerry looks to make his mark by leading a series of team building exercises.

EPISODE 1.2
9 June 2021

Episode 2

When Joseph accidentally deletes the department personnel files the whole team are forced to redo their aptitude tests. Afraid of having to take a polygraph, Jerry manoeuvres to take over and run the test procedure... MORE himself. But when Jerry suspects that Christine may be hiding feelings for him he reluctantly agrees to taking the polygraph providing Joseph can secretly twist the results.

EPISODE 1.3
9 June 2021

Episode 3

When Christine announces that the NHS servers have been hacked, the whole team are forced to work through the night. But finding the work too tedious, and directly going against Christine's orders, Jerry takes matters... MORE into his own hands and coerces the rest of the team into tracking down the culprit behind the attack his own way.

EPISODE 1.4
9 June 2021

Episode 4

When GCHQ is hacked, Jerry suggests the person behind the cyber attack should join the team. But when Joseph becomes jealous of Jerry's cool new friend he looks to change his image and win back... MORE Jerry's affection. Meanwhile, shy cryptanalyst Mary gears up to seeing her ex-boyfriend for first time in 40 years who's been asked to deliver a seminar at GCHQ.

EPISODE 1.5
9 June 2021

Episode 5

When Jerry admits that he's slept with department hacker Tuva, Joseph is devastated. But when Joseph finds out that Jerry is married he begins to question their whole friendship. Meanwhile, having failed her appraisal, Christine... MORE attempts to soften her style as Mary tries to single-handedly manage the department's workload.

EPISODE 1.6
9 June 2021

Episode 6

When Jerry finds out his best friend and FBI agent Clint has been sleeping with his wife he accidentally shoots him. But when Clint shows up at GCHQ with an extradition order for Jerry, the... MORE truth about Jerry's NSA past comes out. Hoping it will grant Jerry British citizenship, Joseph and the team stage a wedding to protect Jerry and prevent him from leaving the UK.

Intelligence: Season 1 / Reviews

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Intelligence goes rollicking along, with much to commend it, chiefly its wit and energy...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Schwimmer remains a master of taking a slow burn and turning it into an explosion of annoyance.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Just a little too mean (and too dumb) to be funny.

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USA Today

USA Today

No amount of scenery chewing from Schwimmer can save it.

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Decider

Decider

It takes chutzpah to marry the traditional workplace comedy to the ubiquitous spy genre.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

As the show goes on (the first season is six episodes), it relaxes into itself.

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CNN

CNN

Schwimmer provides some fun as the swaggering bull in this china shop, but can't make Intelligence feel any less disposable.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

There are laughs here and there... but it's overall too familiar and too bland to stand out.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Most of the characters, including Joseph and the pre-existing staff, are presented as so inept you have to wonder how they've kept their jobs...

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