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American Odyssey

Country: USA, Language: English, 60 mins

  • Director: Jon Jones; Rod Lurie
  • Writer: Adam Armus; Nora Kay Foster; Peter Horton
  • Producer: Devin Rich

CGiii Comment

Well...this will ruffle some feathers...it's all rather un/anti-American.
 
Conspiracy theorists will probably love it...but, for those who have their feet firmly planted on terra firma...it's a bit of a cat and mouse mess.
 
There are some good points...but, those are obliterated by the bad...the main problem: the writing. Wholly.
 
It's as if the writers all sat around a big, huge table with lollipops and soda...throwing ideas into the pot and squealing...ooooooh that sounds cooooooool. Not cool, dismal.
 
There's the trans character - fiery and spirited, screwing a decorated military man - you just know it's not going to end well for her.
 
There's the gay character...a computer hacker who lives in a squalid apartment with his moribund mother, still waiting to pop his cherry...the object of his affections...
 
...The activist - who can't act - the weakest link in this daisy chain of ideas...
 
It's a shame...because, the semblance of a decent story is there...where are the script editors when you need them?!?!
 
A classic case for taking your audience for granted...it's not looking good for a second series...neither should it.
 

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The(ir) Blurb...

Three families are torn apart when a stranded female soldier, a disillusioned corporate attorney and a disrespected political activist are pulled into the same shocking international military conspiracy.

Cast & Characters

Anna Friel as Odelle Ballard;
Peter Facinelli as Peter Decker;
Jake Robinson as Harrison Walters;
Omar Ghazaoui as Aslam;
Nate Mooney as Bob Offer;
Daniella Pineda as Ruby Simms;
Jim True-Frost as Ron Ballard;
Sadie Sink as Suzanne Ballard;
Treat Williams as Colonel Stephen Glen;
Darren Goldstein as Joe Abrams;
Gregory Fitoussi as Luc Girard;
Elena Kampouris as Maya Decker;
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Frank Majors;
Orla Brady as Sofia Tsaldari;
Sarah Wynter as Sarah Decker