24 Meets Spooks – Cinemax’s STRIKE BACK Is A Must Watch!

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As I sat down to watch Cinemax’s new series STRIKE BACK, I don’t know what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn’t this.

From what I had seen of the previews and photos (which don’t do the show justice at all by the way) sounded like a potentially good new spy show, but what I got instead was a FANTASTIC spy show in the same caliber of UK’s long running series Spooks (MI-5 in the US).

I would describe Strike Back as “24 Meets Spooks,” it has the grittiness and great story-telling of Spooks and a somewhat similar format as 24, with a case lasting it seems throughout the whole season.

Oh yes, Strike Back is the new show that needs to be on your DVR, especially if you’re a fan of spy series.

Strike Back follows U.S. Special Forces operative Damien Scott (played marvelously by Sullivan Stapleton; “Animal Kingdom”) who is called in to a British military unit to stop an international terrorist group. The series also stars Philip Winchester (Fringe, Crusoe) as Stonebridge, an operative who gets teamed up with Scott.

I have only seen two episodes so far (I would have watched more but it was unfortunately getting late) and I’m hooked!

If you have seen the show I would love to hear your thoughts on it. Are you loving it as much as I am?

Strike Back airs on Fridays at 10pm on Cinemax. Don’t miss it! You can watch the first 6 minutes from the pilot episode of Strike Back here.

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