Colony: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Colony offers an engaging enough narrative, a few scares, and an overall good time, even if none of it is particularly original.



Critic Ratings: 31


Audience Score

User Ratings: 572
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Air date: Jan 14, 2016
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In a nearby future, the Bowman family are struggling to survive and stay united in a Los Angeles that has been occupied by mysterious forces. However, the middle child of the Bowman clan gets separated from them. Now, his parents, Will (Josh Holloway) and Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies), will do anything to get him back. That's when Snyder (Peter Jacobson) offers Will a chance to find his son, provided he works for the occupying government. To stay together, the Bowman household must face tough decisions and risk their lives in an L.A. that has been changed forever.

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Critic Reviews for Colony Season 1

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (14)

For now, it's enough to secure a first season investment.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Too bad USA's mesmerizing brainteaser Mr. Robot got our expectations up.

Jan 14, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

The premise is nothing new under the sun, which still exists. But it's decently executed with enough periodic action and revelations to perhaps lure a decent-sized fan base.

Jan 14, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The acting takes a back seat to the engaging plot.

Jan 13, 2016 | Full Review…

It makes for engaging TV that gives its audience a lot more credit than many, more highbrow shows do these days.

Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Well, shut our mouths. That was a highly entertaining hour of television that introduced a world, its main characters, and the basic storylines going forward while never overwhelming the audience...

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

From executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Ryan Condal, the series plays on the tension between protecting your family and rising up against oppressive invaders and what happens when husband and wife find themselves on different sides of that line.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

All the pieces are there for Colony to become an exploration of imperialism and what happens when America becomes the object of its own decades-long foreign policy, but Cuse and Condal give zero hints of ever moving them into place.

Aug 10, 2017 | Full Review…

We're never short of a chilling American dystopia... Colony is an immediately engrossing one, fiendishly devised by former Lost showrunner Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal.

Jul 31, 2019 | Full Review…

This is the day after tomorrow, with the pop culture of our present and past still lingering in the background and armed drones patrolling the streets like big brother with a hair trigger.

Dec 15, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Colony: Season 1

  • 6d ago
    Basically the story of half life but really bad Sarah Wayne Callies seems to love playing the most retarded female characters in the world making bad decisions left and right and its absolutely excruciating
  • Aug 16, 2019
    A very emotionally unstable woman experiencing a personal crisis decides to join a terrorist organization in a desperate attempt to find meaning to her life. The alien invasion is just something to garnish the story.
  • Jan 23, 2019
    A bit slow to start but gets better as it goes along and by series two is totally awesome
  • Jan 04, 2019
    Found myself playing the pronoun game the whole first episode. The first episode spent more time on a PG 13 sex scene than character building and storytelling combined. Pass
  • Dec 02, 2018
    Gosh. Could this be a tantalising glimpse into a potential Orwellian dystopia where shadowy forces of blah blah blah. No. No it absolutely couldn't. About as much dtamatic tension as something without any dramatic tension.
  • Nov 28, 2018
    I reeeally wanted to binge watch this but it's filmed with that cheap shaky cam style which makes me feel motion sick. I really wish Hollywood would stop ruining movies this way. :(
  • Nov 09, 2018
    Very interesting TV Series, it's a real shame that it got cancelled.
  • Aug 07, 2018
    I enjoyed Watching the first two seasons of colony, even though the story was a little remiss and incoherent at times. It's a shame to read a forth season has been cancelled.
  • Jul 18, 2018
    Jonshow since BSG and Caprica has Peaked my Interest! This shownis amazing
  • Jul 14, 2018
    So so so freaking good!

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