TV review: 'The Assets' sets story of Aldrich Ames at a low boil

January 2, 2014 7:03 AM

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The ABC miniseries 'The Assets,' about disgraced CIA mole Aldrich Ames, takes an appropriate low-key approach. Paul Rhys stars.

It has been a long time since the Cold War crumbled to dust, making a small mockery of decades of mutually assured paranoia. Those nuclear arsenals, those drop drills, those bad dreams — what were they all for? Kids these days have no idea. Frankly, it's hard to remember myself.

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