Rubicon: I want to like it but…

I really want to like Rubicon, but so far I am mostly bored or confused.  Maybe it is all over my head…

My thoughts after episode 3:  If you were going to leave a bunch of clues for someone to find because you thought you might be killed,  would you really be so elusive?  You are already dead.  “They Hide Out in Plain Sight”?  What is that?  A code that includes stuff that is totally irrelevant so you know you decoded it?  Is that a common code tactic?  I would have no idea but seemed like a stretch to me.   And who would take apart and entire motorcycle before noticing the seat is ripped and has a piece of tape over it?  Not someone who knows that bear recycle their waste when they hibernate!  Very confused by the odd relationship between the short creepy boss guy and the  wimpy office spy lady.  It seemed like she might hate him, but then she picked him to talk to about her scary ex-husband…that was just weird. I could go on..

My thoughts after Episode 4:   It is touted at the best episode yet, but I was mostly bored.  Is the point that espionage is boring and not that glamorous? That decisions about life & death are made over doughnuts with incomplete information (how many times did they say that?).   The briefcase thing seemed like it was trying to be funny, but it wasn’t.  Same with the MILF joke.   The Acela to DC does not leave from Grand Central.  I know Penn Station is ugly, but that was just wrong.

Some positive notes…The show is visually appealing.  This James Badge Dale guy (aka Will) is adorable.  Digging the FiDi location near the Seaport.  Still can’t figure out where Will lives…he appears to  walk home from work.  Must be Brooklyn somewhere.   Seems like the characters are starting to develop it is just so SLOW!!!!

I love the idea of it all..so I will hang in there but I my excitement is waning…

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One thought on “Rubicon: I want to like it but…”

  1. I totally concur! This show has a lot of potential and the premise is intriguing …. But I’m getting bored too. Also can’t believe that a supposedly smart show like this would make that grand central / acela mistake…. Hope it picks up and gets less sloppy…

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