FUBAR (2023) Series: Fiery Spy Duo Of Father & Daughter

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FUBAR is an American series about the CIA’s fiery spy duo of the father Luke (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and daughter Emma (Monica Barbaro). Their professions as secretive undercover agents have severely damaged their personal as well as professional lives.

This FUBAR (fouled up beyond all recognition) word is derived from the “furchtbar” (means awful) – a German word. This military terminology was commonly used during World War II to describe a mission that had been severely messed up or an event that was complete chaos. So, the title of this show seems apt, as both the leading spies – the father and the daughter are almost always at loggerhead, even during their spy missions.

{It is Arnold Schwarzenegger's first main role in his maiden series}

Synopsis (summary) of this 2023 American Spy series

When a father (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and daughter (Monica Barbaro) discover they both secretly work for the CIA, an already dicey undercover mission turns into a dysfunctional family affair.

Spoilers free review of the FUBAR (S1/2023) series

The spy duo of Father and Daughter are fluffed beyond any recognition in this show. Although this serial marks the entry of veteran action star Arnold Schwarzenegger into the world of series, I believe, its creator should have chosen a much tighter and funnier script for the Schwarzenegger. While watching it, I felt that the comedic scenes often failed to deliver the knockout punch.

Besides, in the action scenes, Arnold delivers, however, one should take into consideration that he is well past his prime. For me, it is more of a story about the spies and their flawed family lives, rather than the action-adventure-thriller. I just wished it to be a much funnier and action-filled show. Hopefully, its creator will do so in its second season, in case that is in the future pipeline.

When I saw actors – Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Arnold in this thrilling series, it reminded me of their “True Lies” (1994) movie, which falls in the same genre and almost has a familiar storyline. In the context of this action-comedy serial, the FUBAR slang stands for “fucked up beyond all recognition” and/or “fucked up beyond all repair” in popular parlance of the present day and age.

I think this action-packed spy drama series is a complete time pass and binge-worthy.

Key details about this 2023 American Spy series

GenreComedy, Drama, Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
ReleasedMay 2023
CreatorNick Santora
TaglinesHeroes Don’t Retire. They Reload.
CastArnold Schwarzenegger, Monica Barbaro, Milan Carter, Gabriel Luna, Fortune Feimster, Aparna Brielle, etc.
About – FUBAR (2023) series

Poster of this 2023 American Spy series

FUBAR (2023) Show poster
FUBAR (2023) series poster

Rating of this 2023 American Spy series

FM’s rating3.35/5
FM’s short commentsThis series banks too heavily on the star power of global action megastar Arnold Schwarzenegger, however, it falls short of high expectations because of its predictable plotline. Still, Arnold’s old charm makes it a good time series to watch.
Ratings – FUBAR (2023) series

Trailer of this 2023 American Spy series

FUBAR (2023) series – trailer | Youtube.

Focus on bonus info. about the actor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Emmy award-winning producer and global action-movie megastar. Over the course of five-plus decades of acting jobs, he has worked in some well-known movies.

MoviesStay Hungry (1976), Conan the Barbarian (1982), Conan the Destroyer (1984), The Terminator (1984), Commando (1985), Raw Deal (1986), Predator (1987), The Running Man (1987), Red Heat (1988), Twins (1988), Total Recall (1990), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), True Lies (1994), Junior (1994), Jingle All the Way (1996), Eraser (1996), Batman & Robin (1997), End of Days (1999), The Expendables 2 (2012), The Last Stand (2013), Escape Plan (2013), The Expendables 3 (2014), Terminator Genisys (2015), etc.
SeriesFUBAR (2023)
About – Arnold Schwarzenegger’s body of works.

We all that Arnold is much more than an actor and mega-superstar in the global stage. According to his website, he is known all over the globe for his many accomplishments: world champion bodybuilder, Hollywood action hero, successful businessman, environmentalist, philanthropist, best-selling author, and California’s 38th Governor.

This world-famous athlete and actor was born in Thal, Austria in 1947, and by the age of 20 was dominating the sport of competitive bodybuilding, becoming the youngest person ever to win the Mr. Universe title.

His big break came in 1982 when the sword and sorcery epic, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, hit box office gold. In 1984, Schwarzenegger blew up the screen and catapulted himself into cinema history as the title character in James Cameron’s sci-fi thriller, TERMINATOR.

He is the only actor to be in both categories of the American Film Institute’s Hundred Years of Heroes and Villains for roles he played in the film. To date his films have grossed over $3 billion worldwide. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s bio on his website

One of his iconic, very well-known and most famous dialogue goes like this – “I’ll be back”.

And we are sure that he will be back for the second season of this show, too.

If you like this action-packed spy drama series from the U.S., then do check out the Special Ops: Lioness show too.

Featured Image and Poster: FUBAR | Netflix.

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