The Invisible Man: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (9 Jun. 2000)

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Facing life without parole for a crime he ultimately didn't commit, crook Darien Fawkes is offered a pardon if he'll agree to participate in his brother's medical experiment: the insertion ... See full summary »

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Facing life without parole for a crime he ultimately didn't commit, crook Darien Fawkes is offered a pardon if he'll agree to participate in his brother's medical experiment: the insertion into his brain of a synthetic gland which secretes a light-bending substance called Quicksilver, which renders whoever or whatever is cloaked in it invisible. But Quicksilver also breaks down Darien's sanity without the regular injection of a counter-agent, and when terrorists gun down everyone involved in the project and steal all the relevant information, Darien is recruited by the experiment's backers, an ultra-secret and under-funded intelligence agency subsidized by the Department of Fish and Game, to stop the terrorists, avenge his brother's death, and get a fresh hit of the counter-agent. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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When Arnaud is impersonating a CIA agent, he gives his name as Agent Griffin, an homage to the lead character in H.G. Wells' novel The Invisible Man. See more »

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Darien: [thinking after seeing his girlfriend and almost attacking her] It took all my will to put the demon back in its bottle. But even that couldn't prepare me for what was coming next.
[One man approaches Darien]
Darien: Who the hell are you?
[another sneaks up behind him and knocks him out]
Darien: I had no idea who they were, but I can tell you this much. Their car was really cheap.
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The coolest secret agent that you never did see...
6 April 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Another victim of the "great series curse" which has claimed far too many television shows over the years, The Invisible Man will be missed. Its not the first show of its kind, the basic plot was pretty formulaic: convict get out of a life sentence by being a guinea pig and becomes and unwilling government agent, but the characters made the show work. The interplay between Fawkes and Hobbes was perfect, the ever-changing Agency with The Official and his toady, The Keeper who truly wants to help Darien and the later addition of Alex as a "real" agent made for an always-entertaining show. The villains were interesting too, and that was harder to pull off. When you have a hero who has a "super" power the writers are always tempted to create a bunch of "super villains" who out class the hero, thus making the hero's victories more heroic, but therein lies the trap of the eventual "why?". Why don't the powerful villains just do "blank" and destroy the Agency and project I-Man? Our writers sidestepped that pitfall by making the villains with powers highly specialized. Another invisibility gland in Arnaud that was malfunctioning, Allianora's (the water-witch) drowning kiss, the Catevari's poisoned touch that separated him from the world, Chrysalis with its fountain of youth genetics, ect., all had their limitations just like Darien. If you dissect the show into its parts you may wonder how it stayed on the air for two seasons. Most of the elements of the series are recycled, a few original ideas but nothing truly special. But, when you put it all together and just let it play out there is just something special about the show.

Overlooked and under-appreciated by audiences, at least now we'll have the DVDs.


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