Intruders: Season 1 (2014)

Season 1

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Though it delivers on creep factor, Intruders seems to raise more questions than it can answer.



Critic Ratings: 23


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User Ratings: 85

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Air date: Aug 23, 2014

Members of a secret society chase immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. In the opener, the wife of a retired cop vanishes on her way to Seattle on business. As her husband searches for her, he is asked by a friend to help with a murder case. Meanwhile, a 9-year-old girl starts behaving erratically after seeing a stranger on a beach; and an assassin desperately tries to stop his secret from becoming known.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2014

Jack searches for Amy in Seattle, but her movements produce more questions than answers. Meanwhile, Madison finds herself in a train station with a ticket to Seattle, an envelope with money, and a mysterious key; and Richard suffers serious consequences due to an act of humanity.

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Air date: Sep 6, 2014

Jack returns home and discovers a distraught and distant Amy. Meanwhile, Madison becomes determined to get to Seattle, regardless of the cost, and evade Richard's vengeance.

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Air date: Sep 13, 2014

Gary learns something very strange about Amy, which suggests a larger, more terrifying conspiracy. Meanwhile, Madison arrives in Seattle and threatens an old acquaintance; Rose puts pressure on Richard; and Jack and Gary find a reliable source.

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Air date: Sep 20, 2014

Madison's instincts gain strength as she begins to make sense of Marcus' memories; Jack gets a terrifying confession out of Gary; Richard comes face-to-face with Marcus.

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Air date: Sep 27, 2014

Rose confronts Jack about the cause of Amy's recent strange behavior. Meanwhile, Richard discovers a secret that could destroy Rose's ascent into the Nine.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2014

Jack makes a last attempt to bring Amy home, after making a gruesome discovery in his backyard. Meanwhile, Rose remains haunted by a tragedy; and Gary realizes how to expose the corruption behind Qui Reverti but it will require a great sacrifice.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2014

Season 1 ends with Jack discovering the alarming depth and scope of the organization to which he's lost Amy. Meanwhile, Marcus and Madison engage in a fatal struggle; and Richard is forced to go on the run, but he recruits an unexpected partner along the way.

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Tv Season Info

In this drama, members of a secret society called Qui Reverti chase immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others and former Los Angeles detective Jack Whelan (John Simm) investigates the stranger occurrences surrounding them.


John Simm
as Jack Whelan
Mira Sorvino
as Amy Whelan
James Frain
as Richard Shepherd

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Critic Reviews for Intruders Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (14)

Though flawed in [some] ways, viewers may still be drawn to Intruders in order to unwrap the fascinating mysteries not only of the Qui Reverti, but of its enigmatic characters.

Sep 2, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Throw in a shadowy late-night radio broadcaster and hints about finding immortality by taking over the bodies of others, and BBC America once again has plunged us into an alternative universe where strange and rarely wonderful things happen.

Aug 22, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Even if viewers are a little mystified for the first couple of episodes, they should still enjoy the show for its spooky atmosphere and odd flashes of humor.

Aug 22, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

With so much heavy lifting required by viewers, it could prove difficult to let Intruders in.

Aug 22, 2014 | Full Review…

The problems with Intruders come from the narrative, one that is constantly replacing each answer with a new question as it tries to keep us on our toes but fails to offer something relatable in the process.

Aug 21, 2014 | Full Review…

Those willing to be strung along on the quest for immortality front would do far better to catch up or stay with FX's ongoing The Strain. Intruders, in contrast, just can't seem to breathe sustaining life into its characters or storyline.

Aug 21, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

What's the opposite of appointment TV? I'm washing my hair TV? I'm going out - somewhere, anywhere - TV? Or maybe it's just disappointment TV, in which case Intruders is a flagrant example.

Nov 3, 2014 | Full Review…

What attracted Sorvino to this project might be the greatest mystery of all.

Sep 5, 2014 | Full Review…

I am pulled in by the mystery of the Intruders.

Aug 29, 2014 | Full Review…

Intruders makes a concerted effort to be creepy, and in many ways, that thoughtfulness pays off.

Aug 28, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Intruders weaves an interesting tapestry of deception, mystery and the paranormal for a promising premiere. It offers a more dramatic take on science fiction than BBC America's pulpy, fun Doctor Who and cult-favorite Orphan Black.

Aug 25, 2014 | Full Review…

Intruders sets the stage for a series that may evolve into a tantalizing blend of real-world horror and metaphysical thriller, but it also runs the risk of collapsing under it's own weight.

Aug 25, 2014 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Intruders: Season 1

  • Dec 30, 2018
    Interesting. I wish that it had been picked up for at least one more season. It was something different from the usual television shows.
  • Dec 11, 2016
    Selective re-incarnation. Triggered within unwitting, normal life Humans. I LOVED it!! Taut.
  • Sep 17, 2016
    Although it stumbles at times, and it leans very heavily on one very young actress (the amazing Millie Brown), it spins out a mystery I wanted to see more of. I'm disappointed the Beeb didn't give it a second season.
  • Feb 02, 2015
    Super-creepy and very tense.
  • Jan 20, 2015
    Despite some of the rather lame (and dare I say misguided) reviews posted on here, I found Intruders to be engaging throughout and very much looking forward to Season 2.
  • Dec 07, 2014
    Really enjoyed this series. Quirky and well acted. Not the type of series where you can skip an episode as its story line is complex with deep dialogue so would understand why those who prefer special effects and fast car chases may not like it. Give it at least three episodes before passing judgment, you wont regret it,
  • Dec 07, 2014
    What this series forgot was that with a smaller amount of episodes comes less to time to spin the mystery, delay and you leave parts of the mystery unexplained and in these days of cutthroat TV for programs like this that can spell the death knell. Laden with potential and a couple of strong performances, James Frain is as enigmatic as usual and Millie Brown is a revelation, I quite liked season one but it needs a season 2, let's just hope there is one.
  • Oct 18, 2014
    If you don't want everything tied up nicely with a bow, this is the show for you. Very evocative and multilayered. A metaphysical thriller that makes you think. Novel concept, I know....
  • Oct 11, 2014
    I think it is a brilliant show. Much better then the reality crap most are playing now. It takes time to understand it and get into the plot, then you are hooked! If you want instant gratification, look elsewhere. If you want intelligent and mysterious entertainment you will enjoy it.
  • Sep 08, 2014
    A show with no sense of purpose or direction.

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