There are few shows for this fall that have been marketed and hyped as much as ABC’s ‘Quantico’. It premiered last night so I had to check it out. I was extra-keen to watch because I like the star Priyanka Chopra from her bollywood fame and I’m also a big fan of FBI and crime shows.
I thought Priyanka did a good job so far. She provides the eye-candy and she did a respectable job with the American accent too. Though not perfect, it was much better than that of Sakina Jaffrey in House of Cards. The show itself has a number of characters who were barely introduced so there is potential for more interesting characters. I wasn’t so compelled by the romantic interest thus far, played by Jake McLaughlin.
As for the show itself, the story line seems interesting. An act of terrorism and a mystery of who is behind it. There was a lot of flipping from present day to the past in telling the story that reminded me a lot of ‘How to Get Away with Murder’. I didn’t think Quantico did as good of a job with the transitions as HTGAWM but it was only one episode. I guess ABC thought that formula did well so why not try again. It was interesting enough for me to watch a few more episodes and then I will decide whether it’s a keeper or not. I suggest you do the same.