Page 1 of [VIDEO] Invasion (AppleTV+)
An alien invasion is seen through the different perspectives of various people on different continents across the world.
Starts October 22nd.
No relation to the ill-fated 2005 ABC show of the same name.
So, the first three episodes:
The slow-burn pacing might turn some people off. War of the Worlds this ain't. It's more like This Is Us with a sci-fi twist. It follows a number of different storylines taking place all around the globe, including extra-marital affairs, school children being bullied, a retiring small town sheriff looking for religious meaning etc. But then there are slightly more exciting stories like a JASA communications expert (my favourite character) who is trying to uncover the mystery surrounding a recent space disaster, and a US army captain and his team investigating the disappearance of another squad in Afghanistan (the writers couldn't have known lol). All the while strange things are happening, mostly in the background.
The writing is a bit on-the-nose sometimes and the show has its fair share of dumb/contrived moments, such as:
The teacher who can't find the brake pedal.
People carelessly leaving their car keys unattended at a supermarket during a global crisis.
The adulterous husband calling his girlfriend instead of 911 when crazy things start happening.
Also, the bully kid is just a bit too obnoxious and looks ways too much like Rick Astley. Hope he meets a grisly fate.
Max Richter's music elevates the show immeasurably. In fact, his involvement should tell you a lot about the tone they are attempting to strike.
Apparently the pace picks up in the later episodes, but I hope it doesn't accelerate too much. I'm rather enjoying the show's ponderous nature.
Season 2 already in production.
I was worried by the huge religious undertones of the 1st episode, thankfully it isn't as bad in the other storylines