Hunted 1 Season 2012

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Season 1
(53) IMDb 8.2/10

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Sam awakens in her hospital room to find a familiar face, who promises to be an ally. He alludes to a connection from her past and refuses to give complete information, but divulges a secret that leads her to take action.

Starring:
Adam Rayner, Patrick Malahide
Runtime:
59 minutes
Original air date:
November 16, 2012

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Season 1

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Hoping for a season 2!
Steve Jameson
If I was disappointed about anything with this series, it would only be, that the first series ended all too quickly.
goldenbear5
I was surprised at how well written this was, good acting with lots of surprises.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Madeline on August 10, 2013
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This excellent British espionage tv show came onto my radar late last year, and I remember consuming all of the episodes within one weekend. While the core plot is rather run of the mill as far as spy stories go--agent gets betrayed, then tries to figure out by who, then vanquish them---this tv show really elevates itself with its stunning cinematography and a tremendous performance by lead Melissa George. She reminds me a lot like Continuum's Rachel Nichols, yet I think George can handle the physicality of this type of role even better than Nichols. She's volatile, intelligent, emotionally complex and her performance grounds the rest of the show.

At times I felt like the numerous subplots were taking up a bit too much attention, but towards the final episode you could see how what you thought were subplots were really part of the spider web of the overarching plot. It is a slow burn though---episodes don't contain concluded stories within each one of them like CSI. It's more akin to The Killing or Broadchurch--things happen in their own time when they need to happen as opposed to being stuck within having to finish within one episode. That's not to say that there isn't any action or it's just a bunch of talking--there's tension and suspense galore, just don't go into it expecting Alias. Also, like most spy related entertainment---there are some logic gaps that you just end up having to swallow and move on to keep being immersed in the experience.

The directing also deserves a major kudos, as this tv show is just a visual feast with an eye for detail that not many tv shows even attempt much less succeed with. It's not about flashy theatrics but showcasing the natural landscape and type of camera angles to create something really special.
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"Hunted" is an eight part British espionage drama created by Frank Spotnitz, who worked on some of "The X-Files" most memorable episodes as a producer and writer. Premiering on both BBC1 in England and Cinemax in America, it seems unlikely (as of this review date) that the program will return for a second season with BBC1 having already passed on its option and Cinemax still considering its position. So, I think it's best to view "Hunted" as a self-contained entity and judge it as one complete story. It's a shame, though, I think it had the potential to develop into something richer and more intriguing with different narrative threads. While many have tried to label this as some sort of an "Alias" clone (it even stars one of that show's alums, Melissa George), I don't really see the comparison as apt. Both programs have international intrigue, a strong female protagonist and plenty of fisticuffs. "Hunted," though, is not episodic. It has a singular plot, for the most part, that unravels over the course of the season.

Episode One is pure spy drama set-up. George works for an independent firm called Byzantium whose services are available to the highest bidder. Something goes awry on a complex mission and someone seems to have betrayed George. Not knowing whom to trust, she drops out of view until she is strong enough to plot her return. When she reappears, it is with a singular purpose to find out who set her up and to make them pay. She is wary of those around her, including a former flame, but she jumps right into a undercover assignment. She takes a position in the household of a wealthy hood and his family. I won't reveal too much of the plot line, it really doesn't matter.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Lanigan on August 1, 2013
I have always been a fan of tv and film espionage. I was a huge fan of Alias and Nikita, and a big fan of James Bond, Mission Impossible, Bourne, etc. When I heard of another spy tv series with a kick-a** female lead, I was very excited, but I wondered what they would do to make this show original from past shows. To say the least, I was very impressed with the choices made. A short 8-episode season worked great because it gave the writers the time to write a main overall plot without any random pointless episodes stuck in the middle.

It had the action and excitement of shows like Alias and Nikita, but also had a dark and well written overall storyline similar to Homeland and The Americans. Sure, some people don't like the show because some of it is a little over-the-top, but that's why we like these shows. I mean, who wants to watch a James Bond film if he couldn't do all the amazing stuff that he does? Espionage tv is supposed to take it to the next level. And personally, I think it did a great job! Hopefully Cinemax picks this up for another season. But if not, I was satisfied with the ending of season 1.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Larry Baker on March 20, 2014
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This show is excellent. The acting is much better than I expected. I would recommend this show for anyone 18 and above.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 20, 2013
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Other than the out of place shoddy little house (these people are raising over 2 BILLION in capitol? Really?), and the mostly useless back up team side stories, this was actually quite awesome. You really want to believe Melissa George in the role. I daresay she was better than Peta Wilson was at Nikita, and that's pretty high praise in my book.

I understand Season 2 was scripted to take her to Germany in her search for her Hunters. I hope it gets made. This was a pretty good series. Shows usually get better in the second season, if so, we are in for a treat (providing it gets made).
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