- Critical Research Failure: The pilot episode has an article that mentions the construction of the future Soviet embassy. Not Russian. You can see this in the title of the article.
- Cult Classic: Some viewers who have watched the show before or after it hits Amazon, ITunes or Hulu watch this mostly because of Olga and Jeff's performance and/or Herron directing the show.
- Evil Is Sexy: Olga Petrovka is this personified.
- Fanfic Fuel: What the Agent Xs did after America gained independence from the British Empire.
- Just Here for Godzilla: A number of people have admitted to watching this show entirely because they really, really like Jeff Hephner. And especially Jeff Hephner all sweaty from action scenes and sometimes with his clothes in disarray or (in the case of his shirts) just gone.
- Older Than They Think: Splinter Cell has a similar plot in where agents are deployed in a black ops capacity that allows them to subvert laws to accomplish their missions.
YMMV / Agent X