‘Covert Affairs’ gives viewers suspenseful drama without gore

Christina Butler

Walking into a hotel room to obtain secret information,  gun shots suddenly ringing through the air is part of the life that Annie Walker now lives.

Walker became a CIA trainee to get control of her life,  after returning from traveling around the world, falling in love with a man who unexpectedly leaves her broken hearted. However, the supervisors may just be using her to gain access to her former love interest.

The captivating new series is USA Network’s  “Covert Affairs,” which premiered July 13.

While most dramatic action/mystery shows have gory, horrific elements such as  corpses lying around, Covert Affairs, entices audiences with the balance of drama and great storylines.

Annie Walker is played by Piper Perabo, known for her roles in “Cheaper by the Dozen and “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” does a magnificent job of acting. She is not only talented but the action elements come off without a hitch.

The show also stars Christopher Gorham as Auggie Anderson, Annie’s blind friend at the CIA. Gorham has also starred in “The Other Side of Heaven” and “Ugly Betty.”

Auggie is not only Annie’s first friend at the CIA but also gives her guidance in both work and personal problems. Christopher Gorham plays the role perfectly, bringing a new kind of character to life.

When Auggie struggles with no longer being able to do field work due to his blindness, a real element of approachability is developed.

The writers do a consistently wonderful job of creating an individual story in each hour long episode that intertwines perfectly with the entire plot. Simple elements, such as Annie’s struggle with forgetting her past love, help to progress the series and bring a flowing element into the show.

Each episode shows how every element from music to directing is done at the highest professional level.

For those who have missed the earlier episodes,they are available on www.usanetwork.com. The Website also offers information on characters, games, and CIA trivia.

“Covert Affairs” is on at 9 p.m., Tuesday on USA Network.