YMMV / Strike Back

  • Foe Yay: Leatherby makes a pretty unsubtle pass at Stonebridge in the third episode of Shadow Warfare.
  • He Really Can Act: Stapleton and Winchester get to really stretch their dramatic chops in Project Dawn Episode 9, when Scott quits and Stonebridge has to talk him down.
    • Any time the action slows down enough, the two get great dramatic moments.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: All three of the show's leads ended up in major roles on 2015 NBC shows. They haven't crossed over though.
    • Richard Armitage played Arc Villain Francis Dolarhyde on Series/Hannibal.
    • Sullivan Stapleton landed the male lead role on Series/Blindspot.
    • Philip Winchester got the lead role on The Player.
  • Like You Would Really Do It: It's extremely unlikely that a certain character was blown to pieces at the end of an episode. That said, some credit is due for the "next time" promos acting like they would.
    • And then horribly averted when many recurring characters are suddenly and unceremoniously Killed Off for Real. note 
    • In the final episode of '"Shadow Warfare'', Locke agrees to exchange Stonebridge and Scott for the Big Bad with a Russian mobster... and then it turns out he has snipers ready to kill the mobster as soon as the exchange is complete.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Conrad Knox, from the beginning of the season he has complete control of the situation with Section 20 several steps behind him.
    • Leo Kamali from Shadow Warfare, who proves himself to be one helluva Gambit Speed Chess master, with everyone dancing to his tune (and he dancing around them), who also managed to stay as The Man Behind the Man right until the last episode.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Andrew Lincoln as Collinson in series 1/Origins, which aired on Sky1 in May 2010. The Walking Dead premiered on AMC on Halloween of the same year.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously: No one expected much of the show when Cinemax involved, believing that it would be nothing more than an excuse plot hung on gratuitous sex and violence. Audiences were pleasantly surprised to find out that the writing and performances were top-notch and that the show featured some truly spectacular stunt work. Opinions are mixed on the copious sex scenes, however.