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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 21, 2005
  • Season #: 1
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Universal acclaim- based on 216 Ratings

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  • Starring: Eddie Cibrian, Kari Matchett, William Fichtner
  • Summary: This "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers"-type thriller centers on a Florida family whose lives change after mysterious lights are glimpsed during a hurricane.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction
  • Creator: Shaun Cassidy
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Sep 21, 2005
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 10:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. 100
    It may be hard to believe that "Invasion's" premiere could be touching in the context of Katrina, and effective as a sci-fi drama. But that is the power of high-quality storytelling.
  2. Drenched in whom-do-you-trust paranoia and dripping with suspense, "Invasion" grabs you by the throat in the opening seconds and never lets go.
  3. 80
    It’s easily the most interesting of the three [new alien shows], taking the emotional chill and confusion that accompany a family divorce... and lacing them with a narratively complementary dose of body-snatching paranoia.
  4. The series could move more quickly... Still, creator Shaun Cassidy has plenty of enticing layers at work.
  5. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    70
    None of these [new sci-fi] series matches Lost's mix of character, wit and story, but the grim Invasion at least has the story part down, and keeps the horror at a nicely restrained simmer
  6. 60
    The drama's murkiness becomes frustrating.
  7. 30
    Features vaguely uninteresting characters, flat scenarios and a less-than-intriguing alien/swamp thing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 168
  1. sheilas
    Mar 30, 2006
    10
    i love it
  2. TornH
    Oct 5, 2005
    10
    This show is cool!
  3. DarcyR.
    Oct 7, 2006
    10
    I can't for the life of me understand why such an OUTSTANDING show was cancelled. I feel as though I read a book with the last chapter torn out and will never know the ending. PLEASE bring this show back on the air somehow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's very unfair to take it away when it had so many fans who were addicted to it and miss it so much!! Expand
  4. DianeB
    Jun 15, 2006
    10
    Love the show - bring it back ABC
  5. JenniferN
    Sep 12, 2006
    10
    I am not going to continue to get involved in ABC series premieres any longer. Every time I fall in love with a show you take it off the air. Please do not leave us hanging like this, at least finish it with a DVD finale. Please !!!! Expand
  6. DebbieH
    Oct 18, 2006
    10
    Great show! Why can't we at least have an ending since we were left hanging last season?
  7. JonL
    Apr 9, 2006
    0
    As bad as TV gets, dull does not come close, about 5 mins of anything per hour. Cure for Insomnia.

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