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''Rubicon'' was a conspiracy drama on Creator/{{AMC}} starring James Badge Dale and Miranda Richardson. James Badge Dale is Will Travers, a [[NerdsAreSexy twitchy]], bushy-haired intelligence analyst at a private think tank called the American Policy Institute (API) who finds himself in the middle of [[TheConspiracy the conspiracy]]. Miranda Richardson co-stars as Katherine Rhumor, a recent widow whose late-husband's (one of the Powerful White Men) sudden suicide draws her into the mystery as well.

While the overall arc focuses on the conspiracy, individual episodes focus on day to day intelligence work of Will Travers' team and the strain it puts on them. His team, Grant, Miles, and Tanya, work to predict and prevent terrorist attacks in the US and elsewhere. The shows draws heavily on the audience of [[Series/MadMen the AMC show]] that comes on after it.

The show was canceled after one season.

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!! This show provides examples of:
* ActorAllusion / CastingGag: [[ThePacific Robert Leckie and Lena Basilone]] have gotten very friendly.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Nearly everyone. David was obsessed with superstitions and numerology; Miles is a ConspiracyTheorist with few social skills; Tanya is TheAlcoholic; even Will is kind of strange and is only normal in comparison to everyone else.
* TheConspiracy
* ChekhovsGun: in this case, it is literally a gun.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Will and Katherine; Will's ex-boss David Hadas (in the past tense.)
* IWasNeverHere: Kale to Will, frequently.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: episode 1x08, much to Miles and Tanya's discomfort.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Andy, kinda.
* TheMenInBlack: are constantly following Will.
* MustHaveNicotine: Many of the characters, especially Miles, and it affects his ability to take a lie detector test.
* NerdsAreSexy: Will, obviously, but most of the other analysts at API qualify as well (especially Tanya.)
* NobodyOver50IsGay: Subverted with [[spoiler:Kale]]
* OhCrap: Everyone's faces when they see [[spoiler:the news report about the oil tanker explosion]] in the penultimate episode of season one.
* PublicSecretMessage: A secret society publishes messages encrypted in crossword puzzles in newspapers.
* RedHerring: Yeah, you thought the big disaster would happen [[spoiler:in St. Louis and/or on Katherine's anniversary]], too. Pretty sneaky, sis.
* RightBehindMe: Played hilariously in 1.10 with Miles sitting on the table and sarcastically suggesting that [[BigBad Kateb]] is in fact Santa Claus...not realizing that Spangler has entered behind him.
* SexySecretary: Maggie, Will's secretary [[spoiler:who is also spying on him for Kale.]]
** James Wheeler, former friend of David Hadas, is paying his secretary extra for sex at 3p.m. every day.
* ShoutOut: There's an framed ''[[ComicBook/TheInvisibles Invisibles]]'' cover in Miles' office and Julia (an API Urdu translator) has a [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Triforce]] tattoo.
* StraightGay: [[spoiler: Kale]].
* WarOnTerror: API is practically on the front lines as far as intelligence gathering and they're one of of the many dozens of think-tanks that either sprung up or received huge doses of funding after 9/11.
* WidowerHero