10 most intriguing summer TV shows
New shows from Aaron Sorkin and Amy Sherman-Palladino, the return of 'Breaking Bad' and 'Louie,' and more
Returns: Late summer TBD on Cinemax
Yet another pleasant surprise from last summer. This action drama about a British special forces operative (Philip Winchester) and his new American partner (Sullivan Stapleton) could have been a quick, easy cash-in on certain aspects of the Cinemax brand, with shootouts, big explosions and lots of graphic sex. And it had all those things, but in a package that was smarter, more exciting and just plain better than it needed to be to work.