Quantico brings something new to television

Milla Cypert

Ever since I saw “Catch That Kid” when I was 6 years old, I have wanted to be a spy. That means any TV shows having to do with the FBI, CIA or special agents, I’m right there on the couch with a bowl of popcorn ready for the action.

Quantico is a new fall TV show that premiered in September. It is about a group of  FBI recruits making their way through Quantico and trying to pass all of the tests so they can officially become agents. The show is focused on the main character, Alex Parish. She is tough, smart and at the top of her class. The supporting characters are Ryan Booth, a recruit who has a different motive for being at Quantico than everyone else, Shelby White, a southern belle from Georgia with mad shooting skills, Simon Asher, a guy who is hiding everything about his personality, Nimah Amin, who seems to have alternate identities and Caleb Haas who isn’t the brightest recruit, but  has parents who work for the FBI, so he tends to get a free pass.

Each episode changes between current times and and flashbacks. The current time takes place after a bomb goes off in a subway in New York City, and the main suspect is Parrish. The catch is, if the bomber isn’t Parrish,  then it’s one of the Quantico recruits. The current time mainly consists of Parrish trying to prove her innocence even though the show doesn’t tell you if she really did set the bomb off. The flashbacks begin at the time when all the first recruits arrive at Quantico, and every episode shows how their training is progressing.

I think this show is entertaining, and I always make sure I watch it every Sunday. It’s fun trying to guess who the real bomber is, and trying to decide if it really is Parrish. Played by relatively unknown actors, all of the characters are unique and have their own personality. To me it seems like all cop shows tend to be the same. There is the same spectrum of characters with different cases, and I think that gets boring. But Quantico is unlike anything I’ve watched. You get something new every sunday, and you never know what it’s going to be. You can watch new episodes of Quantico at 10 p.m. on ABC.