TV SHOW REVIEW: Colony Season 1

Hi everyone!

Hubby and I are off today, which is good because I’m not feeling all that great. Hopefully, by tomorrow it will be better but for now, I’m just resting. That’s why this post is coming at a weird time for me. I didn’t have the energy to type it up last night and I slept late this morning, haha.

I’ve been binge watching Colony for the last few days, and I wanted to review it.

*This will be a spoiler free review*

Season 1
Air Date: 1/14/16
Season Finale Date: 3/17/16
Starring: Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies
Synopsis (taken from imdb):
In the wake of a mysterious alien invasion, a family fights to stay together in a new world order.


Colony is not your typical, action/adventure, alien invasion story. It focuses in on the lives of the people after the Arrival, and slowly introduces you to the world. We focus mainly on the main family, the Bowmans; Will and Katie, along with their two children, Gracie and Bram. Their third son, Charlie, went missing during the Arrival, and when we meet the Bowmans, the family isn’t sure he survived.

This show never loses sight of the fact that the conflict is not really between the invaders (known as Hosts) and humans, but instead between humans and humans. Will is recruited by the Occupation (the government that is cooperating with the Hosts) with the promise that in turn his son will be rescued and reunited with his family. Meanwhile, behind Will’s back, Katie joins up with the Resistance in order to protect her family.

Both parties have legitimate reasons for acting as they do, and it is very interesting to watch the events unfold. This family feels real, and the situation feels real. I like that the first season chose to focus more on the characters and how life works in this world. You never quite understand how and why things are happening, but the show keeps you hooked all the way through.

Season 1 left us with many unanswered questions, and I guess that could irk some people, but I really think it gives the show room to grow. Instead of giving everything away in the beginning and resorting to repeating events to keep the show interesting, the writers of Colony give you more of a slow burn, keeping you interested, but never giving too much away.


I think if you enjoy shows that are able to keep up the mystery, while still giving you bits and pieces to keep you interested, this is the show for you. It ramps up as the season progresses, but this is not a fast paced, action/adventure to start and you have to be okay with that to really give it a go. I found it immensely entertaining, with a unique perspective and great acting.



Have you seen Colony? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.



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