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Things are heating up in the Los Angeles bloc and the Green Zone alike, as questions about Phyllis’s brutal murder cause Will to take a close look at his own wife, Katie. The episode felt strong for mid-season, with hints of great drama to come in clashes between principal characters.
Well this series is definitely blurring the lines of who to root for. Obviously the “Visitors” aka alien invaders are the big baddies, but they have yet to be revealed on the show. So we’re left watching our fellow humans running around, scrambling to get the upperhand.
When I first heard of FX’s latest, American Crime Story, and that it was to be focusing on the infamous O.J. Simpson trial, I was skeptical. I’m pretty excited to report that they pretty much nailed it.
This week’s episode of USA’s new series Colony was a step back in the right direction after a mostly “meh” second episode. Don’t mistake me, I wasn’t blown away, but they planted some interesting story seeds this episode that have me curious enough to keep following.
The second episode of a series can make or break a show. The pilot, a single dot on a chart, can stand or fall on its own. But once the second episode airs, lines must connect to plot a clear direction. Unfortunately I’m not sure that this episode sends us in the best direction.
Aliens. Okay, yeah we’ve seen it before, we’ve even seen it in Los Angeles before. Many times. But this is less a story of the invasion than it is about the occupation. What happens after the invasion, or as the characters in this story call it, The Arrival.