Intruders: Season 1 Reviews

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 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 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
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
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
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
August 20, 2014
Another moody, macabre drama that proves too stingy about disgorging its secrets.
August 19, 2014
Not only does it make very little sense for a very long time, but the writing is overblown and borderline ridiculous as the series struggles in vain to be profound and portentous.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 18, 2014
If you like horror at all, you may find Intruders riveting. I did, despite all the time spent watching through barely open eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4