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The Assets

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

TV show dates: January 2, 2014 – January 9, 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
The last episode hasn’t aired yet.
First aired: TBD

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


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Mary March 30, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Lloyd: your comment: “@Mary, The network would have stopped the show before it even started if the government did not already know the content.”

Lloyd, do you remember when the writer, Peter Berg wrote the book, “Lone Survivor”, wasn’t the book reviewed by the government and questionable “facts” were included in the book and our government had a small hissy fit about it? Seems like sometimes things get past the government until it’s too late to do anything but bitch about it.


Will Vollbrecht March 30, 2014 at 8:29 pm

This show is great! I believe that what is hurting this show, in the way of ratings, may be more of the tv series: The Americans. Perhaps The Assets is hurting because it actually names Aldrich Ames as one its characters, and as such brings up a black mark on US Intelligence History. Overall, though, from the two episodes that I was able to view – it’s quite intriguing, (which what they were doing actually was – full of intrigue, I mean.) I for one would be a regular viewer of this show, if it were given a chance.


Jim Sprague March 17, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Thought this was a good show. When will it be re-started?


mary March 17, 2014 at 7:46 pm

I doubt it Jim. It seems to me that something political is going on with the screening of this program. It’s based on a true story. Aldrich Ames was a real threat to the US and I honestly believe there’s something our government doesn’t want to get out so they probably requested the show not be shown at all.


Lloyd March 22, 2014 at 9:46 am

Yes it should be re-started. However, it was aired close to the Edward Snowen betrayal. So yes the government does not want us to see how easy it was to leak classified information, or identify there is a problem inside our clandestine services.
@Mary, The network would have stopped the show before it even started if the government did not already know the content.


Anonymous March 24, 2014 at 4:54 pm

This was a good show – why cancel it? It should have been in a different time slot.


Will Vollbrecht March 30, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Well put, Mary. I was thinking (roughly) the same thing.


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