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Tehran


Apple TV / Online / Film & TV

Tehran might be the best-concealed identity thriller since The Americans. Or a decent substitute if you are still suffering withdrawal. Set in Iran, it centers on a female Mossad agent (Niv Sultan) who slips into the country in order to destroy its nuclear-weapons program. What was supposed to be an in-and-out mission goes wrong, and she finds herself trapped in Iran, desperate to complete her mission and get out before she is exposed. It’s fantastically immersive; a swift, smart, twist-upon-twist series where the humanity of every character is not only tested but revealed in believable ways. Best of all, it’s never confusing. Even though it toggles between Farsi, Hebrew, and English. —Michael Hainey

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