Quantico: The FBI’s Top Recruit is Now Its Most Wanted

ABC’s new hit crime show will have you hooked from beginning to end.

Arlayna Schooley, Editor of Features & Extras/Arts & Entertainment

The start of fall brings a new selection of hit shows to both ABC and other channels. On Sept. 27 at 9 p.m., ABC premiered its new show “Quantico,” which has all one could ever want from a TV show: mystery, love, action, secrets, twists and cover-ups; there’s no way you’ll want to miss it. After watching “Quantico,” I found that it was an enticing show because of its well-written plot which was brought to life by outstanding characters and its relevance to society.

The story is set in Quantico, Va., at an elite Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academy.  Focusing on a group of selected FBI recruits, “Quantico” gives the viewer a glimpse into each recruit’s story and motivation for being at the Academy. However, the plot thickens when protagonist Alex Parrish is accused as the prime suspect in a terrorist attack. With only flashbacks of her time at the academy and the other recruits and nothing else in regards to memories, she believes she has been framed. Alex must now go into hiding while tracking down the person who is really responsible, and clear her name before it’s too late.

The show stars Priyanka Chopra as the main character Alex Parrish who must embark on a dangerous mission to prove she is innocent of planning a terrorist attack. The talented cast also includes Jake McLaughlin as undercover agent Ryan Booth and Aunjanue Ellis as Quantico’s head mentor Miranda Shaw. Both the actors and actresses do a phenomenal job at making believable and likable characters. They made it hard to remember that this was simply a TV show and embodied their characters nicely.

Its relevance to society is what makes “Quantico” such a hit. It was amazing to watch the conflict revolve around terrorist attacks and learn why the Academy wants to recruit these young FBI enthusiasts, which is because it believes these recruits have what it takes to prevent another terrorist attack. Terrorism is a serious issue in the world today, and “Quantico” takes a serious topic like this and  makes into a well thought out show while still being accurate and respectful.

I would give this show five out of five stars for ages 14 and up. The show is recommended especially for those who truly love mystery, action, secrets, twists and crazy cover-ups. Even if you’re not into these categories, give it a shot if you’re looking for that something new to binge on. Already “Quantico” has gotten amazing reviews and comments. Collider calls it “‘How to Get Away with Murder’ meets ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ ”

It’s the plot, the characters, and the relevance to society that will have you on the edge of your seat and always leave you wanting more. So what are you waiting for? Watch ABC’s “Quantico” and get ready to be impressed.