Defiance

So I started watching Defiance. Here’s the IMDB intro:

In the year 2046, it’s a new Earth – with new rules. Over thirty years after various alien races arrived on Earth, the landscape is completely altered, terraformed nearly beyond recognition. To the town of Defiance, on what used to be St. Louis, comes the mysterious Nolan (Grant Bowler) and his charge, Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas). As they settle into town – overseen by the mayor, Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz) and filled with residents like the powerful Rafe McCawley (Graham Greene), enterprising lounge owner Kenya (Mia Kirshner) and the ambitious, alien Tarrs (Tony Curran and Jaime Murray) – events begin to unfold that threaten the fragile peace this border town has fought for.

The enjoyable pilot was filled with lots of action, drama, a post-apocalyptic Earth, political intrigue and some mystery. There’s lots of similarities with the themes in the amazing Battlestar Galactica spin-off Caprica: immigrants, races and inequality. It’s adventurous science fiction with impressively rendered monsters and breathtaking views. And well, the story seems interesting!

As the rest of season 1 unravels for me, I hope it can keep me warm for season 2, which is to air in June 2014.

 

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