Monday, 16 January 2006

E.B.E. in the Everglades

As part of Channel 4's content deal with Disney (including Desperate Housewives and Lost). They've acquired first-run rights to ABC's Invasion (produced by Warner Bros). This new series quietly premiered a week ago and already has me hooked!

Unlike Lost. Invasion is a slow burner filled with knowing winks to The Invaders (1967), Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1956), 24, The Thing (1951), The Day of the Triffids (1962) and other staples of American/English Gothic. The inspired premise surrounds Hurrican Eve that masks the arrival of an alien armada. Is Florida's subsurbia being taken over by clones and what lies beneath the surface (both in the literal and metaphorical sense)?

Invasion boasts a photogenic and likeable ensemble (Lisa Sheridan is worthy of note) and the score is outstanding for episodic television. My sky+ series links are skewed towards US imports!