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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 23, 2014
  • Season #: 1
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

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  • Starring: James Frain, John Simm, Mira Sorvino
  • Summary: Produced and written by Glen Morgan, the adaptation of Michael Marshall Smith's 2007 novel, The Intruders, the quiet life in rural Washington of former LAPD cop Jack Whelan (John Simm) is changed when his wife Amy (Mira Sorvino), disappears and is subsequently drawn into a murder case by his high school friend, Gary Fischer (Tory Kittles), that may be related to a secret society seeking immortality. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Aug 22, 2014
    80
    Credit Morgan, the original source material of the book (there is some deviation, according to Morgan) and BBC America for crafting an instantaneously addictive piece of television.
  2. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    Aug 15, 2014
    75
    "Don't Let Them In" reads the show's tagline, but we're happy to have this show intrude upon our Saturday nights for the time being. [22/29 Aug 2014, p.101]
  3. Reviewed by: Sarah Rodman
    Aug 22, 2014
    50
    The atmosphere is suitably creepy--the show features that famously cinematic Pacific Northwest drizzle and Bear McCreary’s ominous score--and there are some tantalizing bits that make you wonder how the intruders work their mojo. But with so much heavy lifting required by viewers, it could prove difficult to let Intruders in.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Aug 20, 2014
    40
    There’s just not enough life in the concept thus far to prevent The Intruders, like its namesake, from hiding in plain sight.
  5. Reviewed by: Kristi Turnquist
    Aug 25, 2014
    40
    We know very little about any of the characters, and it's hard to care about them as they go about their doings under an ominous cloud of supernatural dread.
  6. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Aug 22, 2014
    40
    There may not be a quiz, but without notes you’ll almost certainly miss some of the twists and clues. The eight-episode Intruders, based on the Michael Marshall Smith book, doesn’t fear the dense.
  7. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Aug 19, 2014
    25
    It takes two episodes to begin to understand it, and once you do, you may not care much, except for the presence of some very respectable actors.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Oct 4, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. "Intruders" might be my most favorite new show of 2014 (and I watch a LOT of TV). In the 8 episode series we meet a number of mysterious characters-- Jack, Amy, Rose, Richard, Madison, Marcus, etc. I had zero idea of what was really going on in the beginning. As a result I have watched each episode twice and analyzed them in minute detail (I know, I need to get a life). The acting is excellent (specifically Madison and the relationship between Jack and Amy). The atmosphere is perfect (the show is set around Seattle). I will not go into specifics because I dont want to ruin anything for anyone. But if you like a good mystery with a supernatural spin, I would highly recommend this show. Just keep an eye out for the number "9" and remember this phrase "what goes around, comes around". Expand
  2. Nov 16, 2014
    10
    Really interesting show. Loved the story, loved the actors, especially the 9 year-old girl! i hope this show will get another season. I want to know more about the Qui Reverti. Expand
  3. Aug 24, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This pilot was just brilliant! Some people should read a book more often. This show is about transference of consciousness! It was obvious from the moment the first scene finished! Brilliant can't wait for the next episode! Expand
  4. Aug 28, 2014
    6
    Probably way too early a review for this show. I have seen only one episode. I will stick with it because one of my favorites, James Frain, is in it. I checked IMDB and it says he is in only one episode. That may do it for me. The first episode seemed to be nothing more than a series of teasers about what is/will/maybe to come. I will hang in there, but the first episode writer needs to learn one of the tenets of writing, an early hook to keep your readers/viewers following your chain of ideas. We'll see! Expand
  5. Sep 23, 2014
    6
    I'm losing patience with this slow moving show. My initial review of the premier was very positive but I said it better pick up the pace. It hasn't. I will give it another 2 episodes then make the decision to drop it or continue. Not sure why the writer / director are making this so methodical and boring at times. Expand
  6. Oct 8, 2014
    4
    I've watched 4 episodes of this show (I think every show that looks interesting deserves 3 - 4 episodes before final judgement). I just couldn't stay focused on the story line. I didn't care about any of the characters. it wasn't gritty enough to match the type of subject line. I found the little girl annoying. I hoped it would start bringing some plot lines together, but it just kind of wallowed in its own confusion. Acting is good, storyline is promising....just not enough depth and flow. Have to bail on this one with so many great shows competing for my time. Expand
  7. Oct 1, 2014
    1
    I tried watching patiently for 4.5 episodes. I had to stop in the middle of the fifth episode. Very badly made. John Simms American accent is in and out. I feel like I wasted my time watching. 4.5 episodes. The only good thing this series has is Millie Brown. Expand

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