Ultimate DVD - 10/01/2006 5 stars out of 5 -- "Uncompromising, challenging and thought-provoking, SLEEPER CELL should be applauded for telling the other side of the story in such an enthralling and intelligent way."
Total Film - 12/01/2006 4 stars out of 5 -- "SLEEPER CELL's first season sees Darwyn infiltrate an extremist group readying a devastating attack."
Set in post-9/11 America, SLEEPER CELL is a Showtime series that capitalizes on the country's fear and paranoia about terrorist organizations. Michael Ealy stars as Darwyn, an F.B.I. agent who has managed to infiltrate an Islamic terrorist cell in Los Angeles. Introduced to the group by leader Farik (Oded Fehr), Darwyn learns of their plans to attack Los Angeles, and faces some tough challenges as the time for the group to carry out the mission approaches. SLEEPER CELL is a brave piece of programming that resembles Fox's 24 in both its theme and its frantic pace. The entire first season is collected here.