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The Enemy Within: Season 1 (2019)



Critic Consensus: Despite a set of stellar performances led by the capable Jennifer Carpenter, The Enemy Within stumbles into an overly formulaic narrative that fails to produce any real spark.


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In this fast-paced, spy-hunting thriller, Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) is a brilliant former CIA operative, now known as the most notorious traitor in American history serving life in a Supermax prison. Against every fiber of his being but with nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. For Keaton, it's not easy to trust the woman who cost him so much. While Shepherd and Keaton have different motivations for bringing the enemy to justice, they both know that to catch a spy... they must think like one.


Jennifer Carpenter
as Erica Shepherd
Morris Chestnut
as Will Keaton
Raza Jaffrey
as Daniel Zain
Kelli Garner
as Kate Ryan
Rudy Roushdi
as Sam Fathi
Robert Gossett
as Thomas Heffron
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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

Carpenter and Chestnut solidly play their roles, but Enemy Within doesn't crackle the way The Blacklist did in early episodes. There's nothing particularly special going on here, and it's hard to muster the enthusiasm to say much more than that.

February 26, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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A generic FBI show, with a generic title, that had the good sense to cast Jennifer Carpenter as a helpful traitor.

February 25, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Cliched crime thriller has some gore, great actors.

February 26, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

No charm. No camaraderie or sexual tension. It's just familiar faces regurgitating dry, boring dialogue, as though reading from cue cards.

February 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Just go back and watch The Blacklist from the beginning. You'll be watching a much more entertaining show.

February 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Familiarity can be fun, I don't dispute this. But life is far too short-and the TV landscape far too crowded-to play spy games I've already played dozens of times before.

February 26, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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