COLONY Review

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12357146_1117749388248865_5855925230921489027_oColony premieres tonight on USA Network and you definitely need to check it out. It’s from the creative minds of Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Ryan Condal (Hercules). Since I’m already hooked on Bates Motel and The Strain, I figured I would give this Cuse series a shot and he wins again. Colony centers around a family that is trying to make things work in an occupied world. Things get interesting almost immediately. After watching the premiere, there is no way that I’m not tuning in to the next episode. The show also wins points for employing a gorgeous dog. Dog lovers unite and watch Colony tonight at 10/9c on USA.

The episode begins rather typically, with a breakfast dilemma and a stinky dog that just wants a kiss. That’s how my day starts out, so I can relate. It doesn’t take too long before you are questioning things and then it begins. Will (Josh Holloway) and Katie Bowman (Sarah Wayne Callies) do everything that they can to keep their family safe. It’s not your typical family drama because there is so much more at stake.

COLONY -- "Pilot" Episode 101 -- Pictured: Josh Holloway as Will Bowman -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

COLONY — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: Josh Holloway as Will Bowman — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

Will works as a mechanic and his conversation with Carlos (Jacob Vargas) sheds some light on what is happening. There are some wonderful actors in the pilot alone. You get Montez from Sons of Anarchy and Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) from Breaking Bad in the same episode. That’s a bonus right there. Ally Walker will also be coming in at some point. The Spider, played by Charles Baker, is very sure of himself as he helps Will with a delivery.

Katie puts herself out on a limb to help a friend in need and you find out right away about the struggle and the loss of humanity. People have become disposable.

COLONY -- Season:1 -- Pictured: Peter Jacobson as Proxy Alan Snyder -- (Photo by: Justin Stephens/USA Network)

COLONY — Season:1 — Pictured: Peter Jacobson as Proxy Alan Snyder — (Photo by: Justin Stephens/USA Network)

A meeting with Proxy Alan Snyder (Peter Jacobson) really sets things in motion. Proxy Snyder is all about making things work in his favor. He is a fan of “turning crisis into opportunity.” He believes that he knows how to satisfy the hosts. He does know the power of bacon, so I’ll give that to him. The former House M.D. star really makes this series interesting. You can never go wrong with Peter Jacobson.

The premiere does an incredible conveying the bleakness of the occupied world. You really feel the pain and longing that is taking place. A mural of the missing really sends chills down your spine. There are drones everywhere and people are prisoners in their own homes. Is there any hope for humanity? Keep watching to find out. The premiere plants a seed and we will just have to see where it ends up rooted. Colony certainly has enough twists and intriguing elements to warrant a viewership.

Colony premieres Thursday night at 10/9c on USA Network.

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