I guess my husband thinks he knows me or something because he turned me on to Colony. A show on USA cable network. I had never heard of it before.  But Last Friday, we watched the first few episodes together and I was hooked. I’m an addict, so I binged watched the entire season in one weekend while he slept.  Y’all know how I do.

Here is the Amazon blurb:

Set in the very near future, “Colony” centers on one family’s struggle to survive and bring liberty back to the people of an occupied Los Angeles.

That’s about how I write blurbs for my books. sucky. At first, we are introduced to Will  played by Sawyer from Lost Aka Josh Holloway.  Dude still looks hella good. Will is a mechanic, and I’m like yeah… its gonna star a regular person and not a cop. Spoiler Alert: I was wrong. He turns out to be a cop. I was disappointed. There is nothing original about that.

But then we meet the wife Katie played by Rick’s wife from The Walking Dead. I was wondering if she was tired of playing the wife to cops. Apparently she was because her role in Colony is soooo much more than just a wife and mother. At a conference last year, I sat on a panel about mothers. The number one complaint: mothers aren’t allowed to have adventures. Well, the ladies on that panel would love this show. Colony is all about the mom having adventures. Well, not all.  I’d say its about 55% mom and 45% dad doing the adventuring and advancing the plot.

While I was watching, I kept thinking of Fury Road. Where George Miller fooled the viewers into believing Fury Road was a manly man action movie, and then he makes it all about Furiousa and women. Colony isn’t as feminist centered as Fury Road, but it comes close. Like Fury Road it has something for the woman and for men.

Diversity: B

Much as been said about the lack of diversity on extras on movie sets that are located in big cities like New York, Los Angeles, Toronto.  Colony is first show I’ve ever seen that got it right.  In fact, it was so different and diverse, it was jarring and took me out of the story for a little bit. Note: Yes, the extras are diverse, but most of the main characters are white as hell.

Sexy, Sexy: A+

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Lost will forever go down in my household as the last TV show my entire family watched without complaints. (We binged watched it on Netflix over a couple of months).

I wasn’t a big fan of Sawyer.  But there is something about those dimples.

Tory Kittles

Oh my Gash, this man bought all the sexy. Yes, he sounds and looks like Denzel Washinton. But whatever. He rocks in this role as the emotionless mercenary with a heart of gold. I can’t wait to see where he ends up in Season 2.

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Colony is definitely worth the time investment.  I can’t wait for Season 2.

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