Colony (2016–2018)
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In near-future Los Angeles, Will Bowman attempts a daring rescue. His wife Katie tries to help a relative in need. A job opportunity threatens to divide the family.

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Carlton Cuse (created by), Ryan J. Condal (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Holloway ... Will Bowman
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Katie Bowman
Peter Jacobson ... Alan Snyder
Amanda Righetti ... Madeline
Tory Kittles ... Broussard
Isabella Crovetti ... Gracie Bowman (as Isabella Crovetti-Cramp)
Charles Baker ... The Spider
Paul Guilfoyle ... Quayle
Jason Butler Harner ... David
Deidrie Henry ... Heloise
Gonzalo Menendez ... Lagarza
Jacob Vargas ... Carlos
Erik Aude ... Doorman
Tristen Bankston ... Drew
Tom Beyer ... Café Patron
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Storyline

Will tries to secretly get to Santa Monica when the truck he is in is exploded by the resistance. He is intercepted by the "Red Hats" police and ends up in prison. Katie starts looking for him. Due to his law enforcement history, Will is recruited to infiltrate the resistance giving Katie an opportunity she's been waiting for. Written by Andreea D

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TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Insulin should be refrigerated. If insulin is left out at room temperature as Eloise has done, it will quickly become useless. See more »

Quotes

Will Bowman: You think I'm with the resistance?
Alan Snyder: You wouldn't be here if we did.
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Walk Away
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Performed by Ben Harper
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3 January 2016 | by facebook-97904See all my reviews

USA Network's really going on. The sender wants more daring way. The first achievement was Mr. Robot. Colony will certainly not bring about the same as Mr. Robot, but television followers will agree that this is a whole different series than the series they make common. This move is understandable. USA wants to sit at the grownups table. Always from a distance look at how the big boys hit the ball out of the stadium, will eventually annoying. Participation is not the same as winning in the television world, but you want to participate anyway. I do not know if Colony will participate with the powerhouses of the other cable channels, but it is definitely a series that I can appreciate.

Colony is set in the future in Los Angeles. Every city is a kind of Chinese wall and the city is isolated from other cities. There is a curfew and there is a strict regime. Who or what that regime is exactly is not yet clear. What becomes clear is that the people live in fear. William 'Will' Bowman (Josh Holloway, Lost) is a former FBI agent who is hidden under the name Will Sullivan. This is because he is afraid that his past him eventually obsolete. He has for years endured together with his wife and children, but eventually the inevitable happens. Will fall into the hands of the governor, Alan Snyder (Peter Jacobson, House) of the Los Angeles area and that allows him an ultimatum: either he joins the ruling power, and joins a task force Resistance chase, if he and his family have their lives not sure. Will eventually agreed because he promised to cooperate may result in the reunion with his son. Will make the right choice?

There is still more in the pilot, but it spoiled perhaps explain the inevitable plot twist. However, I assume that the real television warriors relevant twist halfway already see it coming. That is a shame because it was the pilot otherwise made much more effective. Nevertheless, the data (although certainly not unknown) still quite interesting. The pilot does not hold the hand of the viewer and leaves enough scope to interpret things. Information is not too flashy pushed in your face. For who / what is now the ruling power? We're dealing with aliens? It is mainly an indicator light when you hear that during a call, "no one ever sees them." The pilot creates an interesting environment where the viewer certainly want to know how everything came about. So it is an effective pilot that makes you curious for more.

In essence, this pilot is about making choices. You fight for what you believe, or bend your head and obey you? And what impact these choices have on your family and your loved ones? I am curious about how the series finally deal with these questions. Series / movies with this kind of themes always do me good. It is about power relations, dependencies and revolt when needed. For indeed, what would you do in such a situation? As a viewer you move quickly in the shoes of the protagonists. Governor Alan Snyder says at one time "the most important day in the life of man" is coming. And that he "makes use of the opportunities that he has, because everyone should do." Would anyone do that ... At the expense of everything and everyone?


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