Intruders: Season 1 (2014)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 23


Audience Score

User Ratings: 85

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Air date: Aug 23, 2014
Air date: Aug 30, 2014
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Air date: Oct 4, 2014
Air date: Oct 11, 2014

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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

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…

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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