The Company

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  • TV-14
  • 2007
  • 1 Season
  • 7.7  (4,899)

"The Company" is an enthralling spy thriller that first aired on the Turner Network Television in the year 2007. The show revolves around the infamous Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the KGB rivalry in the Cold War era. It is based on the best-selling historical novel "The Company: A Novel of the CIA" by Robert Littell, and depicts the fictionalized real-life events of CIA and KGB from the 1950s through the early 1990s. With a cast to die for and a plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat, "The Company" is a gripping espionage drama that perfectly captures the time period's high-stakes political intrigue.

The show's protagonist is Jack McCauliffe (played by Chris O'Donnell), a young and idealistic CIA officer, who is recruited by the top brass to join the company. Jack is catapulted into the world of espionage that is fraught with danger and complexities. His journey through various missions in different parts of the world shape him into a seasoned spymaster who is respected by his colleagues.

The show delves deep into the character's lives and backgrounds, providing the audience with a perfect mix of action, intrigue, and personal drama. "The Company" showcases the struggles and sacrifices made by the CIA operatives and their families as they attempt to protect American interests in a world where trust is a scarce commodity. The supporting cast includes many well-known actors like Michael Keaton, Alfred Molina, and Rory Cochrane, who bring their best to the table, delivering memorable performances.

Each episode of the show focuses on different missions undertaken by the CIA operatives. Whether it is the Soviet invasion of Hungary, the Bay of Pigs fiasco, the downfall of the Shah of Iran, or the assassination of JFK, "The Company" brilliantly weaves historical events with riveting storytelling. The show also displays the penetration of Soviet spies in the CIA and how both sides utilized the art of deception and subterfuge to gain the upper hand.

What sets "The Company" apart from other spy thrillers is its attention to detail and historical accuracy. The showrunners have gone to great lengths to recreate the Cold War era with its fashion, music, and landscapes. From the smoky jazz clubs of New York to the tense atmosphere of Berlin during the wall's construction, the show transports the audience to the past.

Overall, "The Company" is a must-watch for spy thriller aficionados and history buffs alike. The show has everything that makes a drama great, an excellent cast, an engrossing plot, top-notch production value, authentic period feel, and historical relevance. Chris O'Donnell's portrayal of Jack McCauliffe is a standout performance, and the show's excellent writing ensures that the audience is hooked from the first episode to the last. A gripping and compelling portrayal of one of the world's most intense rivalries, "The Company" remains a classic that is not to be missed.

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Episode 3
3. Episode 3
August 19, 2007
Washington, DC, 1975. Soviet embassy 'political attaché' Sergei Kukushkin, a KGB captain, defects, claiming he has to seize the time window of the KGB Washington mole 'Sasha'. Mother believes his indications and starts ruthlessly interrogating as mole suspect Leo Kretsky, who keeps denying.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
August 12, 2007
Budapest, 1956. Jacko's mission is to convince the underground insurgent to wait at least 18 months before they rise against the Stalinist regime. Jack stands by their leader, poet Arpad Zelk, and his English-born wife, but the Hungarian secret police AVH sees through his lies under torture.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
August 5, 2007
In 1950, Harvard and Yale friends Jack McCauliffe, Leo Kritzky and Yevgeny Tsipin decide to join the hottest 'game' of their age: Cold War espionage. As cover requires, they enjoy the luxury society circuit and have love - and family lives. But the game spares nobody, not even the trio-mates.
  • Premiere Date
    August 5, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (4,899)