It's worth checking out.
She Spies (2002–2004)
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It's worth checking out.
In one episode an evil Icelandic spy had captured the "She Spies" and was starting to upload US Govt secret code when one girl said, "Hey, didn't we have to stop some spy from uploading code last week (or maybe episode)?"
Anyway if you are up late one night and the show comes on do yourself a favor and watch.
It's a fairly entertaining and somewhat goofy show. And, while it's not nearly as good, in my opinion, as V.I.P., it's cut from the same cloth. It's still campy, good fun. Sometimes the self-mockery, as with VIP is the biggest highlight. While VIP tended to mainly mock Valerie Irons (Pamela Anderson), this show tends to go outside the box and mock the actual show. One line from a recent show:
"We have She Spies action figures."
-"there are She Spies action figures?"
--"yeah, you wind 'em up and they dare you to find their time-slot."
Don't knock it until you try it. It may take a couple of tries, but the show is actually getting better and I think you'll be entertained. Just remember, it's not meant to be Shakespeare. It's meant to be fun.
In the opening scene, the three women, naturally dressed in black catsuits, are getting ready to rappel down the side of a building, smash through glass windows, and surprise the bad guys. The first two women do fine, then petite D.D. simply flattens, face first, against the glass; after a long pause, she says "ooowwww."
There is the attempt to disarm a bomb, with techie D.D. getting conflicting advice from her buds Cassie and Shane, and a long discussion about "red wire, blue wire" and which movie each color wire worked in.
OK, by now you have the idea, this show is sort of "Charlie's Angels as trained by the Keystone Kops." After the girls (sorry, women, forgot my PC) finally get their first assignment from Jack (their Bosley), they get so excited they trip over each other and fall into a big pileup. Like the intro says, this is not an elite global intelligence unit.
The characters as portrayed are very likable, with seemingly good chemistry between the four leads.
On final *spoiler*; in the last scene, the three are doing a typical "Charlie's Angels" exit, walking side by side toward the camera, discussing how low some people will stoop to get publicity and attention. After agreeing they would never do this, they look at each other, and, in unison, start peeling off their blouses, a la Brandi Chastain.
Regretfully, (hey, did I say they're gorgeous?) the scene freezes, and an apology from the producers for the tacky ending appears on the screen (comments like this, some quite hilarious, appear on screen regularly throughout the show). The next thing you see is the MGM lion, yawning.
OK, I really liked the first episode, and will definitely watch more. It's pure mindless entertainment, and pokes fun at everything in sight, including itself.
Sit back with a double decaf skim latte, and enjoy.
I always have some good laughs at this show.
It is a shame it was cancelled. I fear it didn't get enough publicity. The sarcastic humor is a blast but of course if you don't get enough people convinced to watch it, the show is bound to fade away.
The three girls bounce jokes around better than any late night show I'm familiar with. The show even does the occasional rewind when some one decides, "OOPs I could have done that better". It is a bit like Charlies Angels but with numerous clever quips and subtle humor that is sometimes hard to catch the first time around.
If you find it on DVD, it is worth having in the collection if only for a few gags when you need a bit of cheering up.
Fun is all I can say for this show. I only just discovered this recently on TV here and I am hooked. Only hassle is they are screening what looks like the last two seasons of the show and not the beginnings of it. But that notwithstanding it's fun.
The show shares some similarities with VIP and others like that but if you forget them and concentrate on the show itself it is quite entertaining fun. It's never meant to be serious and often has fun it its own expense.
I give it high ratings for just being fun.
"She Spies" is a fun show to watch, but if you've seen one episode, you've pretty much seen them all. In the age of "Alias" and "24", the mission-of-the-week format seems anachronistic. While the three leads are beautiful, in great shape and actually believable as fighters, the action scenes are brief (they occupy no more than 2 or 3 minutes out of each episode's 43), and often shot in too-tight close-ups which suggest extensive stunt doubling. Of course the emphasis is more on comedy than action; yes the show has a self-aware sense of humor, yes it pokes fun at itself, yes it has some clever wordplay and yes it is sometimes funny, but after a while none of that surprises you anymore, and frankly sometimes the excess of talk begins to get tiresome. My favorite episode is "The Replacement", thanks to a super-sexy Brooke Burns who brings all the attitude that the rest of the show lacks. **1/2 out of 4 for the first season as a whole.
None of these gorgeous gals is going to be an Oscar candidate any time soon, but the formula is tight enough to let them entertain without having to exercise too many acting talents. Add to that a good sprinkling of in-jokes and topical pokes and it makes for a pleasant, if forgettable, hour.
I'd really like to know how they got away with D. D. Cummings though; literary allusion notwithstanding.
Finally a crime set that does not take itself seriously all the time. Beautiful Women fighting baddies with laughs abound, what more can you ask. As opposed to Charlie, Jack the one in charge, is not the Know all been there done that agent, but is on the same learning experience and is often the subject of light hearted banter, which he just takes in his stride. Without spoiling it for anyone who has not seen She Spies, all I can say is bully your TV companies into screening this or get the DVD's
I cant wait to see series 2 on DVD (Thank goodness for multi-region players).
But the dated nature of the humor wasn't even the real killer for me. The main thing that made it so painful was that the show was aiming so desperately and so often to be funny, but kept missing the mark upon each and every attempt. It was like the guy at the party who has no business telling jokes, but compulsively tells them anyway, ad nauseum. You know the kind of guy I mean--he tells jokes because he thinks that being funny will make people like him, so he tells one after the other to anyone who will listen. Trouble is, he got all the jokes out of an old joke book and has no natural sense of humor, so he just parrots out a bunch of dead-on-delivery gags, laughs at them himself because no one else will, and keeps going until his dullness clears the room. That's what this show did to me. Even with hot chicks, it cleared the room with its dullness. Freak. N. PAINFUL.
Also the actors suck. I mean its so cheesy could make a cheeseburger. In every episode (i've watched like 5) the same thing happens. The girls are there. The boss guy (doesn't he remind you of Charlie, from Charlie's Angels, only you can see this guy and he doesn't call em angels only she spies and gives Cassie weird looks.) tells them there's a new bad guy/girl. they save someone and catch the bad guy. its soo lame.
If i were you, after SNL i would turn the TV off unless you're a vegetable and need to watch crap like "She Spies"
For my rating i would give it a low 2/10, because i must admit, it is kinda entertaining if you're in the mood for ditzy girls who throw fake punches.