TV Show Recommendation: Quantico

With the snow storm heading our way, I thought it might be a nice idea to bring back the TV Show Recommendations and present you my newest obsession: Quantico. I mentioned this TV show in my fall 2015 TV guide, but I thought it deserved its own post!

Quantico

Synopsis

When Grand Central gets blown up by a terrorist group, Alex Parrish, FBI agent, is the prime suspect: she was the only one found on the bombing site. But things aren’t what they seem. Alex actually finds out that someone she has met at Quantico, the FBI academy, is trying to frame her. To prove her innocence, Alex has to dig in her past – and has to doubt everyone she ever met at Quantico.

Through flashbacks, details on the lives of a group of young FBI recruits and their instructors are revealed, bringing us one step closer to finding out who is truly behind the biggest terrorist attack on New York since September 11th, 2001. 

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Why you should watch it

This show is so binge-worthy! I’m telling you, once you start watching, you cannot stop yourself! At first, I was curious about the show because it was partly filmed on my campus and in my hometown (I know, right?!), but I quickly got hooked!

The storyline is amazing. I don’t even know where to start. Doesn’t that synopsis intrigue you? Well, that’s just the beginning! Believe it or not, the show gets even better after a few episodes. Like I mentioned, you quickly get addicted. Not only do you want to find out who the terrorist is (and of course you start building up theories in your head), but you also want to know what is going to happen to Alex and the others.

Each episode will bring enlightments as to who is guilty, but it also carry its load of doubts. You don’t know who to trust and suspect everyone at least once during the first half of the season – yes, even the main character. The storyline contains mind blowing plot twists that will take you by surprise and keep you on the edge of your seat. You won’t want to miss an episode!

Quantico delights us with brand new faces. Most people in the cast were totally unknown to me, so that made me a bit reluctant at first. But, as it turns out, this cast is so talented! I’ve rarely seen a TV show with a better cast. Everyone is perfect for their role. Each character is portrayed with depth and emotion. You can see that the cast is attached to the characters they play, that they truly understand them. Priyanka Chopra is the perfect Alex Parrish. Honestly, I’ve growned quite attached to her. She’s my new kick ass superhero! I love fierce, independant women and Parrish most definitely falls under that category.

All of this talk about the cast leads me to my next point: the characters. Not only is there a great diversity of characters, but all of them are so complex! None of them is there simply to fill out holes, there is always a purpose to their presence on the show. I like the flashbacks because they allow us to dig into their past, which makes us understand them better. Each of them holds an important part in the plot, and every single one of them has a dirty secret.

Finally, as I mentioned, Quantico was partly filmed in my hometown… and my university campus! Quite honestly, this is the only reason why I even started watching the TV show. I was curious and the trailer made me want to watch it, so I tuned in on the premiere. I was never happier with a decision that I had made! The rest of the show is filmed in Montreal, which is like less than two hours away from my house, so I think it’s pretty cool. 🙂 All the Quantico academy footage (or at least the outdoor scenes) were filmed on my campus; the rest was in Montreal. So if you want to see what my beautiful campus looks like, you can sneak a peek there. 😉

Overall, this TV show is a breath of fresh air! An amazing story line with mind blowing plot twists, great characters played by a talented cast… is there more to ask? Oh, and before I forget, the ending will BLOW your mind!

Do you watch Quantico? What do you think about it? If not, do you intend to?

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