We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It was pretty good. First episode was set up so not terrible to have missed. They just had an op go bad and the heroine figured out they have a leak inside. Bosses have given marching orders after telling about other compromises. Heroine has internal conflict between job and family priorities. The show has more of a 'Tinker, Taylor, Spy' feel than the normal spy fare these days.
Aldrich Ames may have caused the most damage to our country of any spy in history. Then there was Snowden. He may surpass Ames. Yes I know everyone thinks he is "only exposing the NSA spying". But in fact he stole a treasure trove of top secret information and it looks like he passed it on to the Chinese and the Russians.
Alas, it might be a good show, or not. But there is this:
According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “The Assets” drew a tiny 0.7 rating/2 share in adults 18-49 — the smallest ever for a drama premiere on a Big Four network — while drawing 3.8 million viewers overall. It drew less than one-fourth of the young-adult audience that “Scandal” typically does in the 10 p.m. hour while faring a little better comparatively in total viewers. ABC was hoping “Assets” could keep the lights on while “Scandal” is on its winter hiatus, but it’s likely the net would have fared better with an encore of the hot drama.