Even though it’s only January, we’re calling it now: Starz’s Counterpart is one of the best television series of 2018. Despite being set in the present, Counterpart has a Cold War vibe that chills to the bone, and its spy-jinx are so subtle that the plot doesn’t happen as much as creep up on you. It’s just plain terrific.

WARNING! Spoilers for the first episode of Counterpart lurk in the shadows below!