Review of The Aliens

Tuesdays, 4:00 PM ET on E4

30 minutes

A wry and riotous adventure into a world that is at once entirely familiar and absolutely strange
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Nov 6, 2018 10:42AM EST

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Just watched episode one. So far? Fintan Ryan’s science-fiction comedy-drama plunged straight into the action, without giving us much in the way of backstory. It is more fun that way: the inevitable confusion makes it more of a rollercoaster ride. There will be plenty of time to find out what the aliens are doing here, how they manage to be so like us (they also come in black, white, gay, straight etc), and why they are so despised. Any further physiological and neurological differences will be furnished on a need-to-know basis. The Aliens comes from the same producers who brought you Misfits, and it is made with the same verve and eye for down-at-heel chic. The Troy ghetto, while grubby, is also cool and vibrant-looking, even a little continental; the human side of the UK is exceedingly drab in comparison. Kinda makes you wish you were a 'Mork', I wonder if that was Ryan's intention?! We will see...


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Nov 10, 2018 11:07PM EST

I have really enjoyed this show, and can't wait for more.
I don't know why, but my favorite part of it has to be that humans can get high off of the alien's hair. Makes me laugh pretty good! Just when you think everything has been thought of for alien show and their characteristics, someone comes along with a win.

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