The Recruit, Netflix’s new spy/thriller, delights in battering Owen Hendricks (Noah Centineo). Centineo’s dedication to playing the “poor man” who’s always in over his head makes this program work.
He’s a black-suited Wile E. Coyote. If you prefer your espionage guys very competent and study or if you’re okay with watching one make well-intentioned error after mistake, you’ll adore The Recruit’s gimmick.
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The Recruit Season 1 Review
Langley, Virginia-based CIA General Counsel Hendricks is new. He wants to satisfy his CIA superior Walter Nyland (Vondie Curtis-Hall) and is an easy hazing target for his more experienced, but mean-spirited coworkers, Agent Violet (Aarti Mann) and Agent Lester (Colton Dunn).
Hendricks finds a serious letter from a Phoenix, Arizona female prisoner while sorting through the “crazies” correspondence, which is 90% wacky conspiracy theories from the public.
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She wants to release or will reveal black ops intel. He asks his always sweating and anxious General Counsel peer, Janus Ferber (Kristian Bruun), about the letter’s phrasing, which is a cryptonym indicating something really serious.
Reporting the finding to Nyland earns Hendricks the task to follow up on the letter and the sender, which puts the green lawyer into the field with little aid, hostile individuals trying to hurt him everywhere, and everyone one step ahead of him.
Max Meladze, the prisoner, is his lone ally, which is doubtful (Laura Haddock). She uses Henricks to demand and blackmail her release. Luckily, as naive as Owen is, he’s not stupid, and he manages to temper her threats by manipulating her need for him to earn her release, forming an uncomfortable alliance.
The Recruit’s CIA acronyms, jargon, and protocol language can be intimidating if you haven’t read Tom Clancy, John le Carré, or Robert Ludlum. It’s full of ops to put Hendricks in increasingly dangerous circumstances.
Owen’s Season 1 arc has him making a lot of stupid decisions and then having to fix them or obtain help from Max. Centineo’s charm and wit keep us on his side, but it wears thin by the end. It gets uncomfortable watching the guy bleed or barf on himself. Hendricks is the only character to cheer for. As a Russian agent, Max is erratic and cruel.
Haddock and Centineo have excellent chemistry but not blazing. On the plus side, his roommate Terence (Daniel Quincy Annoh) and ex-girlfriend Hannah (Fivel Stewart) care about him. Due to his job’s confidentiality, he can’t be completely honest with them, making them passive in the plot.
Ferber, Bruun’s reluctant peer/mentor who explains CIA jargon, codes, and Hendricks’ hazards, is hilarious. He brings hilarity to every scene and lightens the show, which is needed often.
The series has a Machiavellian edge. Everyone is betraying, lying, or scheming. Owen did this to honor his father, who died in Afghanistan, though government lawyers usually do. Max and his hardened friends mock that purity of intent so much that you either think the CIA is bad or “Geez, give the kid a break!”
Where to Watch the Recruit Online?
The Recruit, a new Netflix drama, will premiere on the American streaming service on December 16, 2022. According to senior executives at some of these platforms, American films, television episodes, and programming in Turkish, German, and Korean languages, including dubbed versions, are becoming popular on non-Netflix video streaming services, accounting for up to 30% of total viewership.
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