Jake Foley is a computer technician for the N.S.A., who secretly longs for a chance to work in the field. Circumstance puts him in a top secret laboratory, in the middle of a shoot-out ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Christopher Gorham ...  Jake Foley 16 episodes, 2003-2004
Philip Anthony-Rodriguez ...  Kyle Duarte 16 episodes, 2003-2004
Judith Scott ...  Lou Beckett 16 episodes, 2003-2004
Keegan Connor Tracy ...  Diane Hughes 16 episodes, 2003-2004
Marina Black ...  Sarah Carter 13 episodes, 2003-2004
Miranda Frigon ...  Susan Carver / ... 13 episodes, 2003-2004
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Jake Foley is a computer technician for the N.S.A., who secretly longs for a chance to work in the field. Circumstance puts him in a top secret laboratory, in the middle of a shoot-out between security guards and a saboteur. During the battle, a vial containing an experimental serum explodes, covering Jake with shrapnel. But it turns out that the serum is actually nanomites, microscopic machines that heal his injuries and alter his body. Upon discovering his new mind-boggling powers, Jake begins to operate at an atomic level, possessing superhuman strength, lightning-fast speed, heightened hearing, magnified vision, and the ability to communicate telepathically with computers. The N.S.A. soon realizes Jake is an untested asset and forms a Special Ops team with him at its core. As Jake finally realizes his dream of being a field operative, he must also contend with the return of would-be girlfriend Sarah Heywood, who is involved in a Congressional investigation which threatens to ...

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The Ultimate Human Upgrade

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English

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10 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jake 2.0 - A tökéletes ügynök See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Jake Foley (Christopher Gorham) worked for the N.S.A. in this show. He played C.I.A. Agent August "Auggie" Anderson on Covert Affairs (2010). See more »

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Follows Jake 2.0: The Tech (2003) See more »

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Lame lame lame
13 March 2004 | by gordon_mcveySee all my reviews

Jake 2.0 is the story of some low-level IT grunt who, due to a freak accident, is exposed to experimental nanobots that boost his physical attributes. They make him stronger and faster, gift him with better eyesight and hearing, give him the ability to interface with computers and apparently also boost his whineyness at least 300%.

This show is clearly aimed at geeks, and there's nothing wrong with that in and of itself, but unfortunately the technobabble that the writers try to scatter liberally through the scripts is used so ineptly that any self-respecting geek will be laughing hysterically within 3 seconds flat. This show patronizes its target audience big time.

For example, in one episode a bank is robbed electronically. Jakes' agency take down the perpetrator but when they get there they find he's formatting his hard drive. Jake does his nanobot thing to abort the format but, 1) the format is already about 95% complete when he aborts it - Most of the data on the drive would already be erased, 2) A good computer forensics expert can retrieve data from a hard drive, whether the owner formatted it or not, and 3) pulling the power cord would have had pretty much the same effect, making the nanobot crap completely redundant.

The utter whineyness of the hero is another big point against this show, I can't watch for more than 5 minutes before the urge to slap him senseless becomes overwhelming.

It was apparently cancelled, and I'm not in the least bit surprised.


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