Succession, The Spy, The Great British Baking Show: What to watch this weekend

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The Spy

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Netflix

Series Debut
Netflix’s limited series sees Sacha Baron Cohen in a completely different kind of role than we’re used to seeing from the outrageous comedian (Who is America?, Borat), as he portrays real-life Mossad agent Eli Cohen. Written and directed by Gideon Raff (HomelandPrisoners of War), the six-episode series is set in the 1960s and follows the Israeli clerk-turned-secret agent as he goes deep undercover inside Syria. The dangerous, years-long mission spying for Mossad pushes Eli to the brink as he finds himself excelling at his double life to the point that it’s hard to leave it behind and return to his authentic identity. But it’s not all easy schmoozing with rich (and dangerous) folks as Eli admits to having nightmares that belong to his assumed persona and struggles to shrug off the sneaky alter ego. —Ruth Kinane

EW critic Kristen Baldwin gives The Spy a B grade in her review.

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