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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 15, 2013
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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  • Summary: New leadership is appointed at Defiance including a new mayor (James Murray) as the townspeople seek their missing family members and others try to keep their positions in the face of new residents.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Jun 19, 2014
    Syfy's Defiance doesn't just cement its place as a well-made and enjoyable show, it continues to serve as a welcome corrective to some recent trends in TV sci-fi.
  2. Reviewed by: Ray Rahman
    Aug 11, 2014
    It's got a solid, if not original, premise (a Western with aliens); relatively impressive effects and makeup; and reliably interesting characters such as Doc Yewll (Trenna Keating)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Aug 27, 2014
    Season 2 is becoming more interesting. I hope this series survives a few more seasons. I also hope this series will bring more futuristic technologies and gadgets into the equations. Loving episode 10. More great "old timer" sci-fi actors should join the clan. Expand
  2. Aug 13, 2014
    Much better, but computer graphics still bad, so we are waiting for Season 3, and we hope that all will survive the series (it is very interesting story they chose) Expand
  3. Jun 26, 2014
    Great first episode of the second season!!! Gone is the pedantic, spoon feeding story telling method of the first season - good riddance! Now we see a potential glimmer of a deeply layered story line, moving characters, foreshadowing and heaven forbid: a sense of mood and setting that differentiates this show from its contemporaries! Here's to hoping that the writing team will continue to weave their writing threads in a captivating matter that will snare a new audience. Expand
  4. Jun 23, 2014
    It was a pretty bad start for the second season.They learned nothing from the fails in season 1.EVERYONE is still unlikeable with the exception of Nolan.That is not enough.The hole world of defiance is annoying.I realy hoped they would change at least tiny bits.Instead they tried to darken the mood a bit further with the occupation.That failed.The acting is still solid, the visuals still cheap and the setting still unapealing.If you liked season 1 youll probally like season 2. Expand