The Night Agent Season 1 Review – A gripping political espionage thriller

Season 1

Episode Guide

Episode 1 -| Review Score – 3/5
Episode 2 -| Review Score – 3/5
Episode 3 -| Review Score – 3/5
Episode 4 -| Review Score – 2.5/5
Episode 5 -| Review Score – 4.5
Episode 6 -| Review Score – 3/5
Episode 7 -| Review Score – 3/5
Episode 8 -| Review Score – 2.5/5
Episode 9 -| Review Score – 4.5
Episode 10 -| Review Score – 3/5


The Night Agent is the latest thrilling and action-packed show on Netflix. The show is still topping charts and is currently the second-biggest debut for a Netflix series in 2023 with over 168 million hours viewed.

The Night Agent is an espionage thriller that follows Peter Sutherland who monitors the emergency line for FBI agents in trouble. One fateful night, he gets a call from Rose who claims to be in danger. The call leads Peter to uncover a deadly conspiracy plan in the White House. He teams up with Rose to find the mole and ends up unravelling more than they expected.

From the start, the show wastes no time captivating the audience with its political thriller plotline. As a viewer, you find yourself invested in what will happen to Rose and also going through the mental loops trying to figure out who the traitors are. The twists are well-executed and hit just right. Although the plotline can be a bit complicated at times, the writers manage to keep it interesting and tight. The story doesn’t feel dragged out and as long as you follow it keenly, you won’t get lost.

The fighting scenes are also a stand-out element too. They’re not over-exaggerated and Peter pretty much rolls with the punches. I’m glad that the writers didn’t make it look like he is not human, as we know it can be pretty immersion breaking when fighters come across as superhuman.

It’s also worth noting that Rose is not the typical damsel in distress who sits by the side watching the man trying to protect her. Rose is a badass, she gets in there and fights for her survival. She is also portrayed as intelligent and driven. She doesn’t have the victim mentality but is a survivor. She is a refreshing character and a heroine in her own right.

The same goes for Arrington, Her story is well-written and reminds us that women still have to put in double the effort to be recognized.

As a fan of D.B. Woodside, it’s good to see him give his character Erik a sense of duty and heart. He portrayed Erik as a man who is still trying to stand even after everything he has been through. I loved that he didn’t wallow but focused on being the better version of himself. He’s a definite scene stealer and his character is inspirational. In all honesty, the stellar cast do an amazing job and their effort paid off.

The Night Agent is a great show to binge-watch. If you are missing Jack Bauer from 24, you might want to give this one a try. The show may not win any points on originality but it is still gripping and intense.

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  • Verdict - 7.5/10

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