Intruders: Season 1 Reviews

November 3, 2014
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.
October 28, 2014
If you're thinking Life on Mars, forget it. Intruders is more Tin Machine-era Bowie - harsher, grungy, utterly unfathomable.
September 24, 2014
The pilot's happy to play around with symbology, exposit amid the pines, suggest a quest for immortality, eliminate the most knowledgeable characters to make sure things stay murky, and leave the rest for later.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 5, 2014
What attracted Sorvino to this project might be the greatest mystery of all.
September 2, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 29, 2014
I am pulled in by the mystery of the Intruders.
August 28, 2014
Intruders makes a concerted effort to be creepy, and in many ways, that thoughtfulness pays off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 25, 2014
It labors under the weight of some tired tropes - secret societies guarding secret knowledge through the ages, people willing to do anything to live forever.
August 25, 2014
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.
August 25, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 25, 2014
If you awkwardly stitched together the first two acts of seven random X-Files episodes, you might get something like the first two episodes of the intensely frustrating drama Intruders.
August 25, 2014
Credit Morgan, the original source material of the book and BBC America for crafting an instantaneously addictive piece of television.
August 22, 2014
A hopelessly murky and mind-numbing exercise in unrelieved portentousness bordering on wearying and opaque pretension.
August 22, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 22, 2014
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.
August 22, 2014
[Intruders] which barely acknowledges what it's about in its first episode.
August 22, 2014
With so much heavy lifting required by viewers, it could prove difficult to let Intruders in.
August 21, 2014
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.
August 21, 2014
The real mystery is what possesses producers and writers to think of children so often in the context of malevolent messengers between here and the paranormal dimension. It's so tired. And so confusing.
August 21, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C