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Intelligence 1 Season

Season 1
4.2 out of 5 stars (199) IMDb 7/10

Intelligence is a dramatic thriller starring Josh Holloway as a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. With this implant, Gabriel is the first human ever to be connected directly into the global information grid and have complete access to Internet, WiFi, telephone and satellite data.

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1. Pilot

Gabriel and Riley must rescue the kidnapped member of CyberCom who invented the chip implanted in Gabriel's brain before the top-secret technology falls into the wrong hands.

CC TV-14 January 7, 2014 44 minutes

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2. Red X

CyberCom investigates a terrorist suicide bombing at a U.S. Marine base and learns a new, chemically undetectable bomb material is being consumed.

CC TV-14 January 13, 2014 42 minutes

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3. Mei Chen Returns

When Gabriel's chip is hacked, he's shocked to learn that Mei Chen is not only alive, but possesses an even more powerful chip than his own.

CC TV-14 January 20, 2014 43 minutes

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4. Secrets Of The Secret Service

Gabriel and Riley pose as Secret Service agents in Syria in order to rescue two American journalists being held hostage. Michael Trucco Guest Stars.

CC TV-14 January 27, 2014 41 minutes

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5. The Rescue

Gabriel and Riley search for the kidnapped daughter of a senator in Mexico when a Mexican cartel demands he end the sale of U.S. spy satellite in exchange for her safety. Peter Coyote Guest Stars.

CC TV-14 February 3, 2014 43 minutes

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Genres Science Fiction, Action
Network CBS
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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The premise of this series is that a former special ops guy has a computer chip implanted in his brain so that he can access all electronic information in real time. A female former secret service agent is assigned to protect him. Even though the series is well-written and well-acted, without the special relationship between the two lead characters, it would be just another good scifi series. But the nuances and backstory of the leads is what really makes the show work. The on again off again affection/antagonism between the two main characters is what really gives the show perspective and keeps it interesting. This is one of my favorite new series of the year.
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There were two reasons why "Intelligence" caught my eye: First, I was a fan of lead actor Josh Holloway on LOST. Second, I was intrigued by the concept of a man being "plugged in" to the Internet at all times. However, while the acting on "Intelligence" is quite solid and the underlying concept is indeed interesting, the show is set up to be little more than a case-of-the-week action slugfest.

For the basic premise, "Intelligence" revolves around "Project Clockwork" of the American future's Cyber-Terrorism center. Gabriel (Holloway) has had a chip implanted in his brain that allows him to be connected to the information grid at all times. An unforeseen aspect of the experiment, however, is that Gabriel is also able to extrapolate on the data, making him a useful tool at crime scenes. Created by Dr. Cassidy (John Billingsley), overseen by Lillian Strand (Marge Helgenberger), and partnered with Riley Neal (Meghan Ory), Gabriel is called upon each week to help solve another seemingly impossibly, usually politically-oriented case.

To be frank, I am not a huge fan of "case of the week" shows. Basically, I have become spoiled by the storytelling conventions of shows like "LOST", "Homeland", and "Mad Men", for example, where plots and characters are continued for episodes or seasons. "Intelligence" is not that type of show. Besides its "Pilot" and maybe a little bit into the second episode, it becomes little more than a new case for Gabriel and Riley to solve each week. Some viewers are perfectly fine with that type of storytelling, but I tend to get antsy (the only week-by-week show that could ever hold my interest was "The X-Files").
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Note: I saw every episode of this show via XFinity On Demand, in HD.

CBS' latest new sicence-fiction-action-drama is PERSON OF INTEREST, with a twist. Instead of getting numbers from a Machine, the lead solves crimes with the extraordinary help of a chip implanted in his brain. Plus, there's a beautiful Secret Service Agent (Meghan Orry, who guest-starred/was a season regular on ONCE UPON A TIME) assigned to protect him. Their superior? A tough, but very understanding woman (Marg Helgenberger, who cracked cold cases alongside Gil Grissom, Raymond Langston and D.B. Russell on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation). The concept of the show is brilliantly executed, and the dialogue is smartly written, with Gabriel and Riley's interactions always providing humour into what would otherwise be a serious procedural, ala HANNIBAL.

I hope the show gets renewed for a second season.

EDIT - 10 May 2014

INTELLIGENCE has been cancelled. I guess the concept was too intelligent for the doltish idiots at CBS. At least, it didn't end on a cliffhanger, like so many other shows (yes, I'm talking to YOU, Fox & ABC, for cancelling Almost Human, Charlie's Angels, Missing, Killer Women, Betrayal & Lois And Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman. Each of these well-written shows ended on cliffhangers that will unfortunately never be resolved, plus ABC doltishly chose to air the middle part of a IV-part storyline as the series finale).
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"Intelligence" is "Chuck"'s serious older brother. Interesting tech, good action and fight sequences, and Josh Holloway often takes his shirt off. So far the show has avoided falling into the black hole of having an overarching conspiracy theory lurking in the background, and the male/female leads are not yet too cutesy in their UST.
Can't ask for much more on network TV.
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This is a great show, I really like it.

There is chemistry between the actors. The show reminds me a lot of the Six Million Dollar Man, but for today. He's got integrated tech. He's a hero for his day (military veteran, not unlike Steve Austin Astronaut in the 70s). He's a little unpredictable, doing what he feels is right, even when leadership may not be completely on-board. It was funny, because I think the show knows where some of its inspiration comes from--in a recent episode, the doctor referred to creating something "better, faster, and stronger."

There's also a bit of the Matrix present in his ability to control "the internet of things."
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This show is a great example of what science fiction on TV could and should be. A wonderful mix of story-telling, conceptualization, and action. A concept as old as the genre itself, the blending of man and machine, updated for a modern audience familiar with the everyday workings of the information super highway. It also has the added bonus of including but not tirelessly dwelling on angsty backstory; it's there, but it isn't crippling to the characters. A great show for those new to the genre and yet not boring for old hands. There's a little bit here for everyone.
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