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The Assets

The Assets TV seriesNetwork: ABC
Episodes: Eight (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: January 2, 2014 — August 3, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Paul Rhys, Jodie Whittaker, Harriet Walter, Stuart Milligan, Julian Ovenden, Christina Cole, and Ralph Brown.

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TV show description:
This drama is based on the real life events of CIA counter-intelligence officer Sandy Grimes (Jodie Whittaker). The story takes place in 1985 during the end of the Cold War.

Sandy and her partner Jeanne Vertefeuille (Harriet Walter) have vowed to find the mole that would turn out to be the most notorious traitor in US History, Aldrich Ames (Paul Rhys). Sandy is in a race against time to save the Soviet intelligence officers from being caught and killed.

Also a beautiful wife and mother, Sandy lives her own double life and has vowed to stop at nothing until she uncovers the truth.

Series Finale

Episode #8 — Avenger
Despite the task force being fully convinced of Ames’ guilt, Sandy seeks more definitive proof to convince the Justice Department to proceed with their own investigation. As the hunt closes in on Ames, Sandy’s commitment to the job pushes her husband’s patience and commitment to the brink. After Ames is finally caught and brought to justice, he mulls over a major decision — to go down defiantly or to confess and protect his wife and child. (Courtesy ABC)
First aired: August 3, 2014

What do you think? Do you like the The Assets TV series? Do you think it should have been renewed for another season?

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{ 222 comments… read them below or add one }

Jeffrey White February 15, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Great segue dn it was cancelled. My wife and are inand also best friend are hooked on it!


huynhanh nguyen December 17, 2014 at 11:17 am

I really love the mini series. It is one of the best TV series I have seen among Alias, Homeland . It is even better since it is based on true stories. This show should continue.
The cast is very good also.


John Boyer October 18, 2014 at 11:28 pm

I really liked the mini series primarily because it was based on the true story. I think it is better being a mini series than stretching it out always looking for drama. It would have become unbelievable probably. The ninth episode on Netflix hits on the authenticity of the mini series.


David C. October 10, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Great idea for a series but the writing is weak. Compare this effort to shows like “The Americans ” or the “Blacklist” and it just doesn’t stand up. I watched it on Netflix and I was honestly shocked at the poor quality of writing, acting, and production values for a series from a major network.


John Boyer October 18, 2014 at 11:36 pm

Not the same mini series I watched. I am 67 and have watched a lot of stuff and this comment seems way off base. The portrayal of Aimes caused me to be seriously tense during some of the episodes. Black list is probably a great show but the plot line is preposterous. Also the friction between the FBI and CIA was also well played I thought. That episode with Aimes probably lead to the gutting of the CIA to the point that they had not fully recovered by 911. So, the comment above I take with a grain of salt. (was the comment author, CIA, FBI, or KGB? One must wonder musten one.)


SGM Bob October 8, 2014 at 10:31 am

This is truly one of the best mini-series I have watched in a LONG time. I caught all 8 episodes on NETFLIX and was “hooked” after the second episode. While this is a tragic story, it is absolutely spellbinding — and it’s a pretty accurate portrayal of actual events in the Ames spy case. It’s terrible that one would sell out his own country for money. I recommend this mini-series be viewed by all patriots.


Marion Logan September 27, 2014 at 8:22 pm

If the network doesn’t pick it up, I hope Netflix will. At this point I’ll accept Crackle picking it up. Great tv. I found it on Netflix and almost didn’t watch it. So glad I did.


Jennifer Nelson September 22, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Please, rethink the decision of canceling this program. This series has all the makings of a great TV. The storyline is based on facts and truths, hard to find in television these days. Find the right platform and time slot, this show will be a winner. It has the potential to a breakthrough hit. Please, reconsider renewing.


Robert O'Brien September 21, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Discovered The Assets on Netlix. I suspect many will discover and fall in love with the show…especially the cast. This show should be picked-up by Netflix as it is a perfect fit for the “House of Cards” audience. The writers, production team and cast are just too good to waste.


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