The Company You Keep (2023): Entertaining Masala Series

The Company You Keep is a classic and old-fashioned crime drama. It has a sprinkling of family ties, romantic pairing, politics, corruption, smuggling, investigation, espionage, etc.

Perhaps to spice it up and keep it interesting. So, it has all the necessary ingredients to keep viewers interested. People like us have grown up watching dramatic series such as this, which cater to a varied taste palate in a show. Let’s see, why this show engaged us this weekend. It has a family of con artists, another family of politicians, and a family of drugs and arms smugglers, and then there are CIA and FBI agents pursuing their investigations.


Synopsis of The Company You Keep (2023) Show

A night of passion leads to love between con man Charlie (Milo Ventimiglia) and undercover CIA officer Emma (Catherine Haena Kim), who are unknowingly on a collision course professionally. While Charlie ramps up the family business with sights set on getting out for good, Emma works to close in on the vengeful criminal who holds Charlie’s family debts in hand — forcing them to reckon with the lies they’ve told so they can save themselves and their families from disastrous consequences.


Spoiler-Free Review of The Company You Keep (2023) Show

The introduction

It is a tale about Charlie, who often gets caught in challenging situations, perhaps because of the strange life choices that he makes while choosing his girlfriend, soulmate, friends, enemies, et al. Not only that, Charlie is a con man and he gets close to a CIA agent Emma romantically. Now, imagine the kind of chaos and confusion, that is bound to be unleashed on him and his family. But that is not all, there are more layers to its story.

The Company You Keep | Hulu

Two enemies – Charlie and Daphne

As Sun Tzu said, one should choose one’s enemies wisely, but it seems Charlie doesn’t believe in it. In Daphne (Felisha Terrell), an ambitious member of the vengeful criminal family, Charlie finds a powerful nemesis. Their confrontation further leads to mess and lawlessness in his and his family’s life.

With so many zigzags, twists, turns and complexities in this story of Charlie, the big question is can Charlie and his family dig themselves out of the hole that they find themselves in? Will he, his family and his friends find a way out for themselves? Can all of them escape without getting hurt? Well, watch it to find out.

Has a good ensemble cast

The ensemble cast of this (limited mini-series) series has done charming acting jobs to keep viewers engaged. Also, the lead pairing of Milo (Charlie) and Kim (Emma) is fascinating and attractive. Among family members of Charlie, I recognized Sarah Wayne Callies (who plays his sister Birdie), who I have seen in her hit TV shows – Prison Break (2005-09), The Walking Dead (2010- ), etc; and also William Fichtner (plays his father Leo), who has worked in popular tv shows – Prison Break (2005-09), Mom (2016-2021), etc, besides a couple of his well-known movies are Elysium (2013), Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), etc.

The conclusion

As the saying goes in India, this show has all kinds of masala (spices) ingredients – romance, action, drama, spies, con artists, siblings, family values, sign languages, villains, CIA, FBI and much more.

No wonder, we found it an entertaining time-pass series.

The storyline of this potpourri of the genre is engaging. It is a good escapist show. Perhaps, a perfect time-pass entertainment for you all. As I liked it.

Now, after airing for one season and ten episodes, this show is not being renewed for season two by its TV Network ABC.

As a limited mini-series, it is the perfect series to watch for entertainment.


Ratings of The Company You Keep (2023) Show

FM’s rating3.65/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date85% Tomatometer & 93% Audience Score
Critics’ Consensus / Rotten TomatoesThis show gets off to a rocky start in the first few episodes, but the show’s appealing cast and entertaining blend of crime and romance will pay off for patient viewers.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – The Company You Keep

Poster of The Company You Keep (2023) Show

The Company You Keep – poster

Key details of The Company You Keep (2023) Show

GenreCrime, Drama, Romance
Original language English (USA)
ReleasedFebruary 2023
SeasonOne (1) – 2023
EpisodesTen (10)
CastMilo Ventimiglia, Catherine Haena Kim, Sarah Wayne Callies, William Fichtner, Felisha Terrell, etc.
TaglinesAll is Fair in Love and Lies
About – The Company You Keep

Trailer of The Company You Keep (2023) Show

The Company You Keep Show – Trailer | YouTube

Featured & Other Images: The Company You Keep Show | Hulu.


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