Colony Season 1 Finale Review: One of the Year's Best New Shows Ends on a High Note

Colony S01E10: "Gateway" 

By the time December rolls around, Colony probably won't land on many "Best Of" lists and could find itself shut out of the "Best New Shows" group as well. That's likely to happen partially due to the nature of TV (there's just so much of it you guys) and list-making, but also because Colony isn't interested in huge twists or large-scale action, despite its alien invasion backdrop. When I last checked in on the show after episode four, the show had delivered its biggest moment yet in the death of Phyllis (Kathy Baker). 

While that departure signaled to the audience that just about anyone could be expendable, it will also probably go down as the most "OMG" sequence of the season. In the last six weeks, Colony has simply but effectively moved its key storylines forward, never losing sight of the fact that the central conflict is not between Hosts and humans, but instead between the married couple on opposite sides of a mostly human-on-human battle. Along the way Colony did did the smart thing—reveal important truths between that couple, Will (Josh Holloway) and Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies). Foregoing any kind of long-term secrecy and recognizing how married folks fundamentally know one another, Colony made Will and Katie aware of one another's goals. 

Unlike lesser shows that would have A) teased out the lies and deceit for a few seasons and B) developed a far more histrionic fallout once the truth bombs fell, Colony continued to do the smart thing. All season long the show has tried to establish that both parties have legitimate and rational reasons for their choices. For Will, joining up with Homeland Security and the Transitional Authority was a method to find their missing son, and to maybe re-apply some of his learned skills and keep his community safe. For Katie, participation in the resistance meant taking an active role in the fight against whatever is up in the sky, and like her husband, keeping those she loved safe. 

Time and time again Colony reminded Will and Katie (and us at home) that both paths had their challenges, some of the life or death variety, and their immediate benefits as well. Though recent episodes demonstrated that Katie was perhaps more in over her head than her experienced husband, it's not as if Will didn't experience bumps in the road as well. Will's increasingly murky relationship with the admittedly complicated Snyder (Peter Jacobson) compromised some of his morals, just as Katie was forced to play a role in multiple deaths, assaults, and the like. 

The best part though? When the truth finally came out, neither Will nor Katie declared war on the other. They didn't approve of what the other was doing, and there was a little bit of that patronizing male "I don't want you to get hurt" stuff from Will, but their arguments in recent weeks haven't been deal-breakers. That's an impressive feat, especially for a show in its first season. Morally grey territory is appealing but often too hypnotizing for shows to ignore. These feel like real people disagreeing about a tangible issue—but one that just happens to involve an invading force, fascist military forces, and tactical warfare. 

Which brings us to "Gateway." What a fitting conclusion to a satisfying and competent first season. Much like the previous nine episodes, Colony constructed one heck of a backdrop to explore trust, sacrifice, and family. This was an episode where the resistance (now driven by Katie, Tory Kittles' Broussard, Thora Birch's Morgan, and Charlie Bewley's Eckhart) captured some kind of Host soldier and tried and failed to cut it open with a buzz saw while some Host drones destroyed chunks of Los Angeles just for kicks, and yet, the climax of the episode was all about Will and Katie and what they were willing to do (or not do) for one another. 

The two were separate for much of the episode, with Will searching for any information on the resistance, but that made the big scene in the climax that much better. Will, who was forced to reveal to Jennifer (Kathleen Rose Perkins) that his wife was indeed in the resistance, had a short window to convince Katie to give up the "VIP," let the resistance fight another day, and keep the family together. Meanwhile, Katie, who just before had illustrated growing leadership within the movement, had to wrestle with what they had accomplished, her bond with Broussard, and how much she was willing to sacrifice for her new family. 

Ultimately, Will's persuasion and love won out, but it's not as if Katie simply folded in defeat. She recognized the impact of her fighting on her real family, along with the unbelievable uphill battle facing the resistance in that moment. The resistance had already taken some major hits in recent weeks; inspiring the Hosts to wipe the L.A. colony off the map wasn't a sound strategy. Katie kept those closest to her alive and prevented certain doom for everyone else in the surrounding area. That's not just giving into your husband or showing weakness; it's knowing when to be smart and pick your spots. 

Of course, picking your spots has consequences too. With Will on his way to Santa Monica to cash in on his deal with Snyder and find Charlie and the rest of the Bowman crew stashed in Nolan (Adrian Pasdar)'s Green Zone mansion, Katie found herself entirely alone at home. It was a brief, quiet moment, but one expertly performed by Callies, who embodied Katie's mishmash of feelings without going too big. The fight isn't over by any means—at home or on the streets—but it's already taking its toll in very, very real ways. 

Meanwhile, though Will might be closer than ever to Charlie, his problems are far from over either. His uneasy partnership with Snyder is essentially meaningless now that the latter is out of power and if that uncomfortable opening teaser—with a group of rabid kids, including Charlie, attacking a fellow scavenger so that they could trade his stuff for food—is any indication, reconnecting with Charlie might be easier said than done. And this is to say nothing of the damage done to the marriage once Will finally makes it back to the L.A. colony.

Nevertheless, while "Gateway" left both Will and Katie apart on multiple levels, it felt nicely aligned with the season's methodical, slowly-but-surely approach to storytelling and world-building. The journey those two characters took in Season 1 was absolutely satisfying in its own right; more importantly, however, it went just far enough that I desperately want to see more—more of Will and Katie working through their issues and more of them working together despite the fact that they're on opposite sides. 

The same can be said for most of Colony's other storylines as well. The show smoothly transitioned out of the tight focus on Geronimo from the early season and developed both the squads at the T.A. and in the resistance, but there's still not a clear sense of what is actually happening and why—in a good way. Broussard's interest in Katie will surely drive future stories, as will the growing office relationship between Will and the awkward/smart Jennifer. As I mentioned, Snyder became a more sympathetic character just in time to lose his power (as these things go), opening the door for Ally Walker's Helena to take on the more nefarious, antagonistic bureaucrat role. Likewise, Maddie (Amanda Righetti) never quite became much of a character, but her corner of the storyworld brought us Pasdar's Nolan, a character with unclear-but-compelling motivations involving political maneuvering and social climbing.

Beyond that, the premise itself still has room to grow. We learned in this episode from Snyder that a previous resistance-led coup in Dallas ultimately resulted in the Texas metropolis being "turned to glass," but there's still tons of questions about what portions of the country (or the world) exist in any resemblance to what we live in now. Similarly, the physical appearance of the Host VIP presented its own questions. For instance, was that armor, skin, or some combination of both, and why was that a VIP to begin with? Finally, there's still tons to be done with the Green Zone, the hippie-esque communes we've seen a few times, and the indoctrination done by folks like Lindsey, that creepy government-provided tutor.

The point is, Colony had a low-key, great first season that never seemed to stray from its disciplined pace. The mysteries were present, but never overwhelmingly dominant. The conflicts always took precedence and deepened without suffocating the characters into stupid decisions for the sake of a plot twist. And the brief world-building moments on the fringes—namely those disconnected weekly teasers—only made me want to see more. So maybe we won't remember Colony Season 1 at the end of the year, but not because the show doesn't deserve it. Tell your friends. Let's make sure this one goes the distance.



NOTES

– The direction was fantastic throughout S1, particularly in how the show chose to frame significant moments. That the big showdown between Katie and Will happened behind a steel door, shot mostly through an eye slot, was cool and evocative of where the relationship stood. 

– One of the things I didn't mention up top was the teen son Bram and his crusade to find out what's happening up in the sky. It was... fine. I appreciated that he was mostly siloed off in stories with the adventurous, crusading teacher and therefore couldn't sink the more relevant action involving his parents. Nonetheless, Bram was not annoying for the majority of the season. On show's like this, that's a huge victory. 

– It was kind of odd that the Hosts were so willing to stand down immediately after Will delivered the VIP, if only because they had already started such a destructive assault. Perhaps that signals just how important that VIP was? I'm not sure. Theories?

What did you think of Colony's first season finale?


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Apr 01, 2016
Well that was a good show... Well written and well paced... There was very limited scifi element but it was well used... And that also leaves room for those aspects to be explored more explicitly perhaps in future seasons? Great cast too...

So thanks to everyone who advised this was a good show, review here included!
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Mar 23, 2016
Great season, great show. Thoroughly enjoyed it. My only disagreement with you here is the teenage son (Bram?) did annoy me. Not sure if it was the actor or just the writing and directing that the kid was given, but it was the one part of the show that felt clunky and more campy than the rest of the show.
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Mar 21, 2016
Wow. I tuned into the show hoping it wouldn't remind of of Falling Skies, but boy did it ever. Too much focus on family drama, which I'm not a fan of.

Glad other people liked it though.
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Mar 21, 2016
The Colony is a fun and entertaining popcorn show. How it survived its first season I'll never know, but that's okay, I don't need to know.

What I do know, Sarah Wayne Callies is the worst. Not as an actress (specifically), but in the characters she plays. Sara Trancedi, Lori Grimes and now here as Katie. Maybe she's typecast. Maybe she just plays that part really well. I dunno, but every time I see her I wish bad things upon the character she's playing.

Everything and everybody else...meh...good enough
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Mar 20, 2016
The problem with Colony it is a clone of V. I see to many similarities.
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May 11, 2016
I miss V :(
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Mar 20, 2016
I love Colony. Here, there, I said it.
It was smart and didn't do anything wrong.
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Mar 20, 2016
Colony's back drop and symbolism can be attributed to 'the novel 1984'' and its author George Orwell. Although Orwell's story is heavily influenced by fascist and fear, Colony can be juxtaposed with '1984,' as an empirical power that also strips society of its humanity. I believe colony season two will draw more similarities from Orwell's novel and surpass the author's cruel Intentions of a bleak fictional future.
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Mar 20, 2016
I love this show. It has the potential to be a big one. It makes you wonder about the hosts without disclosing too much at the beginning. You basically know as much as the characters of the show. The resistance managed to capture one of the hosts but could only get one item from it's suite. So I expect that will be the thing they investigate in the next season and find out more information about the hosts.
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Mar 19, 2016
I'm 5 episodes behind , but I really hope to see aliens on a alien tv show.
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Mar 19, 2016
This show is criminally underrated. Great cast, awesome storytelling with lots of nail biting moments, it easily became a big favorite of mine. The funny thing is, I didn't realize I was watching the season finale. I hope we don't have to wait for a full year for the 2nd season.
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jmw
Mar 19, 2016
Same here. My wish : September/Autumn premiere plus a few more episodes or even a double dose if they have what it takes. Considering Carlton Cuse's work on Lost I have no doubt he'll even step up his game.
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Mar 19, 2016
Colony is an amazing show that deserves many, many fans. It was weird that Bram ran off to his teacher and not to the girl that showed him the tunnel and that he seemed sort of interested in? What a non-teenager thing to do!
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jmw
Mar 19, 2016
Teacher + Telescop + Moon factories & Tunnel girl. It's a question of priorities when you've been invaded by aliens !!
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jmw
Mar 20, 2016
Replace & by the superior sign.
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Mar 19, 2016
Didn't you declare after 3 or 4 episodes that the show was boring and not worth reviewing? Way to flip-flop!
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Mar 19, 2016
Interesting show. A bit slow. Needs to be more scifi and less soap opera, otherwise it should have been condensed to a mini series. Last eps was the most enjoyable and interesting. Hope season 2 will top it. :)
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Mar 19, 2016
I thought it was an excellent season and have no problem with the pace of the plot line.
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Mar 18, 2016
I know it's the new way of doing shows but 10 eps is way way too little for a show of this caliber. As you mentioned, "low key, first great season," I really wouldn't say that. Was too slow for my taste yet still a bit intriguing. The show is average to me and lots lots more has to happen in Season 2 for me to stay long term.
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Mar 18, 2016
Just binged s1, glad Holloway's talents weren't wasted for too long on Intelligence. The actress who plays Jennifer looks so much like Claire Danes, I thought I was watching a cool Homeland/V mashup during the TA scenes. Excellent writing, pacing, and characters. I appreciated the shades of grey on both sides and the very real threat of aliens simply wiping out major cities that are too troublesome (something conveniently ignored in many sci-fi alien occupation shows/movies).


Small nitpick is the shaky cam in some scenes. Personal preference but it still took me out of the moment.
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jmw
Mar 19, 2016
V the mini-series right ? So cult !!
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Mar 18, 2016
Eh, it was OK. I will try again for S2, but it is the same. Meh.
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Mar 18, 2016
Was nobody else stoked to find out what the factory actually was? I thought it was some extermination camp outside the walls somewhere, but a forced labor camp for the Hosts on the moon? Crazy..
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Mar 18, 2016
That was pretty cool, but I kinda wondering why the Host would go through all of the trouble of transporting humans to the moon, only for them to get sick and die.

But it did sort of make the teen son storyline redundent.
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jmw
Mar 19, 2016
I doubt it's complicated for the aliens to transport workers. The special event in the pilot could even be an actual teleportation ! Anyway the Moon makes an excellent prison. I see it as some sort of lost Alcatraz in space.

As for the son's arc I thought the contrary as it linked it to the main story. If only it had been less anecdotic !
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Mar 18, 2016
"It was kind of odd that the Hosts were so willing to stand down immediately after Will delivered the VIP, if only because they had already started such a destructive assault. Perhaps that signals just how important that VIP was? I'm not sure. Theories?"


My theory is that in the first drafts for this episode the Host was badly injured but not killed by the explosion. The dynamic generating suspense was going to be that if this Host dies the others will exact terrible retribution (BTW you've conflated Helena's remark about Dallas with Snyder's mention of Seattle) Somewhere in the rewrite process they shifted to dead Host probably because they felt the original script revealed too much about the Hosts but there were some elements from the original script that were not adjusted accordingly.

After the third episode I had a strong intuition that the writers were waiting for the series' finale to show the aliens. That in itself was a wise decision but I thought this episode was disappointingly chintzy in its reveals. So the show has some flaws but it has enough going for it that I eagerly await Season 2.
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Mar 18, 2016
Very good finale! It wrapped up many questions and many left open for season 2.

Hey... we finally got an idea of how the invaders look like... lolll... nice!

It was definitely one of the best shows in 2016! Great Job!!!
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Mar 18, 2016
This is one of those things that work best if you don't overthink it or even try to make sense of the background.

It's been a year since arrival yet not only did society profoundly change but people pretty much accepted things and merely try to navigate within it to stay alive. You have Redhats personel who are serving it loyaly without any moral dillemas. You have reorganisation of courts and economy. You have people like nanny accepting hosts fully.

All that, as I've said, within a year.

And that's not even touching on the fact that how is LA supposed to live being cut off from rest of the country. Modern multi million city requires extensive imports of pretty much everything to allow anything approaching modern standards of living. If it's surrounded by wall how is food getting in in timely fashion and how can that traffic function with so many checkpoints.

I get that show was about family dynamics but it's built on shaky foundations. It could have worked better if writers gave it some thought instead of rtelying on large doses of handwavioum to make it work.
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jmw
Mar 19, 2016
Interesting thoughts. Worthy of a real topic ? I should check out the forum
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Mar 18, 2016
A longer time frame would have work better, 5-10 years or so. It be nice to know why the Red hats are so loyal to the Hosts, even to the point of betraying their own boss and will to use force to remove him from office.

Snyder storyline next season could be the most interesting still got a niggling feeling that he will turn out to be a ally for the resistance eventually may be even one of it leaders.

This is one show where a time jump for season 2 could work, showing the teen son and the science professor on the Moon may be with a member of the geek squad working on a escape plan. The geek Squad having effectively hack the aliens communications and computer systems.

Eric the new Doronomo

Snyder transformed into a resistance leader, coordinating a growing resistance movement across multiple colonies

Katie enter into a period depression having her husband disappeared on her, her daughter indoctrinated by the aliens, an son in prison. An her own sister working at the center of the administration.
Beau is the least leadership like character in the show, so him being forced into some kind of leadership position have possibility,

I would like see a growing sense of the Red hats and the investigators growing tired of their jobs.

More +
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Mar 19, 2016
Redhats loyalty is one of those things that bothered me most. OK, I understand motivation of people like Snyder and Helena, they saw this as opportunity to gain some power and took it. But Redhats were thrown in new force that is radicaly different from policing before arrival and they perform without a second thought. They became Stromtroopers practicaly overnight. I get the message of "power corrupts" and some people will get into such force because they are sadists and cunts. But there is a difference between serving autoritarian domestic, human regime and being loyal footsoldier for aliens.

It would make more sense if they were shown as people who do the job because it keeps food on the table and roof over their heads and keeps family out of factory. So they clock in, do the work, try not to get killed but aren't particularly eager either.

Or, as you've said, loger period after arrival.

As for Snyder, I agree we haven't seen alst of him and he'll try to muddy the waters. I don't see him as resistance leader but I could see him allying with Will
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jmw
Mar 19, 2016
I totally disagree about the collaborators. World War II : 1939-1945. It didn't take long for some people to betray their own country and sell their own soul to the nazis. In my opinion it's not a question of years. One day you're good, the next you are… someone else. So I let you imagine what an advanced specie can do to mere mortals ! Place the right pieces, here proxies and governors, on the chessboard and the opponent will become your puppet.
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Mar 20, 2016
For starters those were humans, ou really can't compare Nais, no matter how evil they were, to aliens. For two there was some ideological allignment since Western Europe had their own fascists and in the east it as all about anti-communism, anti-Sovietism and anti-semitism. For three, and probably msot important, in the west police structures were left intact for most part. Germans just inserted their own people to keep it compliant, subordinated it to themselves, added their own force and that was it.

Here you have aliens and their human proxies disbanding old structure and create new one, with new mandate, new orders, new approach to policing etc. you ahve people join Redhats because.... they believe in work they are doing, keping humans down. And rather than keep existing force, which would be LAPD and alphabet soup agencies they created soemthing new. Do you know where this was done in recent history? Country name begins with I and ends with raq (spoiler alert: it was a clustersexualintercourse)
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Mar 20, 2016
But most of them join up because they believe in some of the ideas the Nazis were sprouting.
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Mar 18, 2016
Is anyone else wondering if a foil blanket really does work as a a good Faraday cage? Or if the resistance considered that the Raps might have communication technology that can't shielded against so easily? Or how the Rap's forearm device might be akin to a Predator's and could self-destruct?
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jmw
Mar 19, 2016
I questioned their quick solution and even if I found it cheap I accepted that it could work considering only the forearm was concerned.

As for a self-destruct Predator had one because his goal was to hunt or die as a warrior. I doubt the Hosts share the same… philosophy ?
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Mar 18, 2016
They didn't exactly have a lot of time to debate the merits of their actions or the risks they were taking.
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Mar 18, 2016
Its a great show I love it.
They should accelerate a bit introducing the aliens and the world beyond the wall.
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jmw
Mar 19, 2016
Oh no ! Slow is better. The less we know the better.
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Mar 18, 2016
I'm loving the show. I just can't believe we got so close to knowing about a "host" and we learned nothing because they couldn't open the suit!
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jmw
Mar 19, 2016
What's beneath it ? A lucky mother fucking Predator ? Sexy Samus Aran ? An ugly spacey slime ? When they found it in the train I thought it was a robot… The fact that they refered to it as "him" was confusing. Why would it be a male ? Why would it even have a sex ?
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Mar 18, 2016
Definitely one of the best new shows , very consistent in quality , can't wait for season 2
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Mar 18, 2016
It's one of my fav new shows, I genuinally look forward to watching it each week.
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Mar 18, 2016
I was disappointed by this episode to be honest, we were promised that we would get answers about our host, instead we learnt nothing about the hosts belong they like art and only their hands can remove their armour, disappointing really.

And it a shame the son and science professor storyline didn't really progress throughout the series either.

There a good series here but it needs to decide whether it a family drama or a series about a resistance fighting alien occupation, being both just doesn't work for me.
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Mar 18, 2016
Am I the only one who freaked out when we saw Katie filmed in black & white by a surveillance camera ? I don't remember their house being bugged ! It changes everything in my opinion and opens the mind to the craziest theories !!

I'm surprised this interesting review doesn't mention it considering that's how the finale ended.
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Mar 19, 2016
I completely agree, I actually looked over parts of the review again, making sure I hadn't missed where they mentioned the the surveillance cam in their house! But alas, no mention in the article.
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Mar 18, 2016
Jennifer probably had the house bugged once she found out Katie was with the Resistance.
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May 04, 2016
The nanny / tutor is my guess.
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Mar 18, 2016
I agree, I would have liked your review, but I see there's no Colony community yet.

It was one of the few shows I've actually looked forward to, in a sea of mediocrity. It's a shame that it hasn't been regularly reviewed, there would have been plenty to discuss.
I think I would have preferred the terrorists' killing of Phyllis to have been an episode later, so we could have had a bit more of her. But, never mind. At least most of the cell responsible is dead!
I have been less interested in the Bram and Maddie storylines, but the latter has the potential of being more prominent next season.
I look forward to a slightly longer season 2.

One question. do we know how Katie knew Broussard? I may have forgotten.
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Mar 18, 2016
I'm glad the show's been renewed. Its a good show - more sophisticated than the run of the mill action thriller but yet to reach great heights. I'm definitely hooked though and glad that there is a fair bit of progression in the plot week to week.
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Mar 18, 2016
When this show premiered it sounded sort of 'boring'? But since reviews appear favourable, it could be good candidate for the summer when there's not so much to watch....

Would SciFi fans say this is better/worse/as good as The Expanse?
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Mar 21, 2016
The Expanse is amazing. Way better than this drivel.
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Mar 19, 2016
I can't choose! They were both excellent imo!
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Mar 19, 2016
I have not yet watched The Expanse, but I just watched all of Colony over the last week, and it's certainly a good binge-watch.
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Mar 18, 2016
I've watched both, Colony is much better in my opinion and I did like The Expanse but I like Colony more.
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Mar 18, 2016
If you haven't seen any of Colony, then it's important to say it's not really science fiction, yet at least. I think it adds an extra dimension to the background, but you could take out the alien aspect and it would make practically no difference.
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jmw
Mar 18, 2016
It's not because it's not heavy on visual effects or aliens that it's not sci-fi. Its subtle approach is exactly why I prefer Colony over some other shows. As for the additionnal layer it adds you shouldn't under estimate its importance. Remove it and most elements don't make sense. The Hosts have been in the shadow acting like puppet masters and affecting the characters. The decision they make depend of their existence for instance. That's why Will and Katie behaves the way they do or else their couple wouldn't have survived their respective activities.

In fact the more I think about it and the more I see Lost within Colony. The sci-fi candies are rare but it wilds your imagination and intrigues. So it's probably just a question of how you define a genre. For some people Lost was just dead boring because they expected answers and fantasy each episodes. Colony can also be seen, wrongly, as a family drama with sci-fi on top and flying drones screaming "low budget". Choose your side !
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Mar 18, 2016
I usually like science fiction but I thought The Expance was boring. Bi mean really boring. Colony i thought had potential even though I dropped it half way through due to personal time constraints. Now that it has been renewed I may give it a second look.
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Mar 18, 2016
Worse than The Expanse.

The colony have still yet to decide whether it wants to be a family drama or a series about aliens an occupation. It never really succeeded at being both, it lack the depth of universe building scifi fans expect and doesn't have the emotional depths that peopel who like family dramas expect.
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Mar 21, 2016
This. This so much.
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jmw
Mar 18, 2016
I can only agree about the depth but with only 10 episodes it was inevitable. However I don't really mind as the protagonists instantly grew on me and that the concept of resistance fascinates me. I think the show is strong in that department. As for the family drama I'm glad they decided to focus mostly on Will and Katie. The tour de force is that they made their couple believable. Two opposite sides, conflicts at home, the over protective husband… It worked really well for me !

Still I was expecting Katie to die and anticipating the tragedy didn't make me sad so you're definitely right about the emotional development. However I doubt it's the writers intention to really make us care for them or else they would have told their back stories, via flashbacks for instance. In the end it really feels that they have to make choices for the greater good even if Will enrolled to find their son.
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jmw
Mar 18, 2016
I watched The Expanse's pilot and don't remember at all what it was about and didn't even give it a second chance. So to compare Colony with shows I know I would say it's similar to Falling Skies, Invasion and even Lost. It has its flaws, like disjointed minor arcs and under developed secondary characters, but overall I really enjoyed season 1 and can't wait for the 2nd. To watch for : Smart/Hardcore sci-fi, convincing cast, immersive production, exciting & intriguing story (It could happen tomorrow !), inspiring resistance, realistic & empathic character development… and the flying humming drones ?!
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Mar 18, 2016
I'm not sure whether I qualify as a SciFi fan, but I thought Colony was better than expanse, although I liked both. To be fair, that might be because I enjoy watching Sawyer, and the lead guy in Expanse annoys be a bit.
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Mar 18, 2016
I swear is will the only one in that family with an actual working brain in his head. his wife and son are both idiots and beyond ignorant. but besides those idiots I think this show has a good future it is a great show. I cant wait for season 2
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Mar 18, 2016
From the new shows that came, this was the best. Always intriguing. And I only started watching it because of the principal protagonists.
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Mar 18, 2016
There's only one new show I like better: Showtime's BILLIONS.
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Mar 18, 2016
COLONY: the best science fiction show on tv. Hope for more episodes next year. It's currently my 11th favorite show but will likely soon become my my 10th favorite (losing GOOD WIFE from #7 slot).
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Mar 18, 2016
Colony will for sure be among my top 10. It is a relief to see a TV show that keeps the story tie and controlled, without music montages which put me off the story, and people delivering lines which make sense and feel credible. A very good TV show which truly deserves a second season.
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Mar 18, 2016
An absolute 'edge-of-your-seat' sci fi thriller with nothing written in stone, no 'TV morality', I was never thinking anyone was safe- we have the youngest kid brainwashed, Bram captured and I'm sure set to experience the factory, and as the review said, SO much more to see and know about this 'world', if the L.A block was the only one used by 'carrot' then what are the others, used by 'stick', like? It was bad enough in L.A! I am waiting impatiently and I hope enough people saw it and enjoyed the ride like I did. Orwell for the 'Tweenies'.
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Mar 18, 2016
"The Sopranos is overrated" a quote from someone who has just called Colony one of the year's best new shows - i guess that answers that
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Mar 18, 2016
Josh Holloway made it through a whole season of a non-Lost show without it being cancelled/killed off?! I'm going to have to check this one out after all- Seemed like the kinda show that could be promising but would die off like many science fiction stories with this kind storyline/theme.
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Mar 18, 2016
Great that Josh stepped it back up with a great performance. He didn't perform well in Intelligence. Now to just have even more to the story along with action.
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