Throughout the week, if you were to turn on your television you are more than likely to come across a show that has a plot line involving aliens or unknown creatures. What sets a show apart from others similar in genre? Honestly, I believe that it depends upon the night and time that the show airs and what the other networks have for competition.
ABC’s new show Invasion is already a hit and why shouldn’t it be. Invasion is paired up with one of the most popular dramas on television this season, Lost. With other major network stations only airing crime dramas, CSI and Law and Order. Invasion is sure to see loyal and possibly new viewers every week.
On Invasion, Eddie Cibrian has been cast as one of the main character on the show. You may have already seen Cibrian’s amazing acting skills on Third Watch or Tilt. He portrays Russell Varon, a Florida Park Ranger. He is remarried to a television reporter and has two children from his first marriage.
Lisa Sheridan plays Larkin, who is married to him and is expecting their child. Since they both work a lot, her brother Dave has been helping to care for the children. Dave’s character is played by Tyler Labine, who I must note is absolutely perfect for this role.
Dave is convinced that extra terrestrial beings are arriving and his suspicions are only confirmed when his niece, Rose, informs him that she saw lights over the water during a hurricane. Dave in convinced that the hurricane was just a cover up to hide the fact that others may be among them.
If you were to watch the show, it would appear the military and other officials are also trying to cover up the event. This is one aspect of the show that keeps me, and I am sure other viewers, coming back for more. In fact the ex-wife of Varon, Mariel Underlay, appears to have “crossed over” and her sheriff husband, well he is just a little bit off. On the show the character is a doctor at a local hospital.
During the hurricane she went out searching for her daughter Rose, who was missing at the time. When the dust settled no one in her family could find her. When she was finally found she was laying naked in water, apparently the same water that little Rose saw lights fall into.
Since this event has happened the doctor has been noticing how she is changing. After she was rescued, it was discovered that she was completely uninjured. She is also beginning to pull away from her average life, in one episode she completely forgot about her children.
Towards the end of one of the previous episodes, her sheriff husband explained to her that things would be getting easier and easier. It appears that whatever is impacting her already has effected him. In addition to other citizens being found alive and well after surviving in the water, glowing objects have been biting others who go into the water.
Personally, I am leaning towards an alien invasion, hence the show name. After watching ABC’s Lost and constantly sitting on the edge of my seat, I find myself wanting more. Although Invasion is not particular similar to Lost, it worth watching in my eyes and keeps me turning back for more. Tyler Labine’s character adds a touch of humor to a show that is mostly filled with mystery and drama.
I am one to often critically review acting skills of new television stars. I must say that I am impressed with the whole cast from Invasion. So far each actress or actor has left me pleased with the performance and the show as a whole. I will definitely be turning in next week and so should you.