Counterpart Is Quietly One of the Best Shows on Television
I remember watching the later seasons of Fringe and loving the concept of an organization linked between two different dimensions and helping each other solve crimes. I almost feel like Counterpart should’ve been a spin-off of that show. It took me a minute to actually watch it, and it was worth the wait. J.K. Simmons and Olivia Williams are excellent leads. They really play the intrigue and spy machinations perfectly, giving you just enough information of these worlds to keep you on the hook.
What might be different if a person could co-exist in an alternate world? Howard Silk, a low-level agent whose career is winding down at a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency, unwittingly learns the answer. Upon discovering his organization is harboring a secret, that of a gateway to a parallel dimension, Howard becomes immersed in a mysterious world of espionage, intrigue, and government conspiracies. There, the only man Howard can trust is Prime, his almost identical counterpart from a divergent reality.