Ex-CIA analyst Valerie Plame grades on-screen spies, from Claire Danes to Halle Berry.
1. Claire Danes in “Homeland”What does Valerie Plame think of the Emmy-winning actress and the role she plays? “Claire is a brilliant actress, and it’s really compelling TV. Of course, they made her manic-depressive to deepen the character, but notice that she has no friends. Of course, there’s frantic sex, but she’s kind of all alone with her jazz. If you’re going to be in human intelligence, having a high EQ is kind of essential.” Grade: A on the reality that she is so smart, C as an exhibit of reality. See the Season 3 trailer.Ronen Akerman/Showtime