Television | The Enemy Within has fine acting but too much crammed into each episode
by Jenny Rough
Posted 4/11/19, 02:18 pm
At the start of each episode of the new NBC drama The Enemy Within, the show flashes an audacious announcement: An estimated 100,000 foreign spies work within U.S. borders, it claims. These “enemies within” have infiltrated the everyday lives of average Americans—one could be sitting on a morning commuter train or managing a local storage unit. While it’s unclear whether the statistic is true, the first few episodes of The Enemy Within try hard to hook viewers by building up paranoia around this tension.