The new ABC hit series Quantico is not only action-packed and interesting, but it also has many similar elements as Veronica Roth’s Divergent book series as well as the movie adaptations. Quantico has so much to offer teens: The plot has constant surprises in each episode, and the secrets and lies that hide behind the walls of the Quantico Training Facility will leave viewers breathless.
Personally, I tend not to watch thriller type television (isn’t life stressful enough without watching hours of killing and murder during the week?); but, my tastes changed the moment I watched the first episode of Quantico about a month ago. The characters’ stories and motivations are very realistic and relatable, and the drama that ensues each week is fantastic for teen and adults alike. I don’t think there’s anything I didn’t enjoy about the show, which was very surprising. Now, you may still be asking yourself: “Why should I start Quantico when I am already watching so many different shows?” Here is a list of reasons why you should turn off Netflix and tune in to Quantico every Sunday night:
1. The Characters’ Backstories
All of the background stories for the characters are incredibly emotional and captivating, but one character especially grabs the viewer’s attention. Each of the characters has a persona that is nowhere near true to who they really are, and each episode brings more backstory that is even more shocking than before.
2. The Subtle Romance Between Alex and Ryan
Just like in Divergent, there is a budding romance between the two lead characters, Alex and Ryan. They fight constantly and disagree on almost everything, but they always seem to find hope and acceptance in one another, which always brings them back together. Both characters have dramatic home lives, but they find reassurance and safety with each other, which closely resembles Tris and Four’s relationship. Even though the odds seems to be against them, they continue to fight back and stick together to surpass any obstacles that may come their way.
3. The Constant Action and Adventure
Quantico rarely has a dull moment. From terrorist attacks to shootings — and even some hostage situations — this ABC drama makes sure that viewers are hooked from start to finish. Even the first ten seconds of the pilot episode includes the aftermath of a massive terrorist bombing that killed hundreds of secret agents. With a similar feel to Veronica Roth’s Divergent series, Quantico features individuals competing against one another in order to be accepted as official agents, but this means passing a series of grueling, terrifying, and emotionally-damaging tasks that divide the weak from the strong. The intensity of these tasks grips watchers and results in a simply addictive new television series.
4. The Drama
Just like any successful TV series, Quantico makes sure that plenty of drama ensues in nearly every episode. With friendships shattering and new secret romances emerging, the show can’t avoid dramatic and scandalous moments, which will keep viewers patiently (or not so patiently) waiting to see what friendships will last and who is willing to stab their loved one in the back in order to gain prestige in the academy. Ultimately, friendships will be tested, family members will come to blows, and kindling romances may dwindle just as fast as they started.
All in all, consider tuning in to Quantico, Sundays 10/9c for all your high-stakes political and espionage-ical thrills.