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The Agency

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The Agency

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
run date:
09/20/01
performer:
Gil Bellows, Beau Bridges, David Clennon, Ronny Cox, Gloria Reuben, Paige Turco
Producer:
Shaun Cassidy, Wolfgang Petersen
broadcaster:
CBS
genre:
Drama, Crime

We gave it a B+

Yes, The Agency is a genre novel — ”saucy lady” pink-foil cover and all. Still,? this debut from the pseudonymous Ally O’Brien (actually a suspense novelist and media agent writing? together) is pretty snappy all the same. Heroine Tess Drake, equal parts Ari Gold and Sherlock Holmes in a slit-?to-there skirt, is a London literary agent trying to sort out her tangled love life and her boss’ suspicious death while juggling a passel of unruly clients. Nothing’s very subtle — ?foreshadowing comes on like a team of Clydesdales at a tea party — but Tess’ breezy wit eclipses the flat-footed attempts of the many CosmoGirl-come-latelies who’ve preceded her. B+

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