Steve C wrote:Due entirely to Andrew's mentioning it and nothing else, I've started to watch Colony. Just the first eps. I'm not sure I like it or not. It has potential. The best single word I can use to describe it is... subversive. I don't think much of the audience will realize this but...
...SPOILERS about politics that could possibly wreck the entire show for some people- it is really an allegory about the occupation of Iraq by the USA. (SERIOUSLY, don't read this spoiler until you already have an opinion about the show.)
I finally got around to watching the first episode of Colony. I quite liked it. The characters are interesting (well, most of them are.. ok, ok, the main ones are - a few of them, anyway) and the story, while hardly unique, is intriguing.
I'm going to keep watching, not least because the season 2 premiere has been getting 5 star ratings all over the place. Potential is a good word for it.
I'm not sure I see what you're suggesting in your spoiler. Possibly because, in Australia, I was a lot further away from it than you were (if I remember correctly, you live in Canada?). Either way, if it turns out to be true I tend to specifically ignore any real life comments being made in TV shows. I've found that doing so increases the chance that I'll like a show infinitesimally. Funnily enough, the show really does remind me of Xcom 2 though, with the occupation, the collaborators... etc.
Oh and the twist at the end with the wife was hardly a twist at all. Although I'm not sure if it's meant to be a twist or not?
Steve C wrote:Frequency is getting to be a slog. It's all padding and filler after a while. If you haven't started watching it, skip it.
Thanks for this. Frequency has joined Timeless in the trash heap. I was never too intrigued by the premise to begin with (I thought the movie was only just OK).
Anyhow, plenty of shows coming back soon so I probably wouldn't have had the time anyway.