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Invasion: Season 1 (2005-2006)

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They're here---aliens, that is, surfacing in a Florida hurricane and assuming human form. But the ETs may have been there long before. That's the setup for this provocatively cryptic sci-fi mystery, which is eerily reminiscent of the classic `Invasion of the Body Snatchers' as well as 'The X-Files.' The drama was created by Shaun Cassidy (`American Gothic'), who describes the series as mixing `darkness and light. It's all about the balance.'

Cast

William Fichtner
as Sheriff Tom Underlay
Eddie Cibrian
as Russell Varon
Kari Matchett
as Dr. Mariel Underlay
Lisa Sheridan
as Larkin Groves
Tyler Labine
as Dave Groves
Alexis Dziena
as Kira Underlay
Evan Peters
as Jesse Varon
Ariel Gade
as Rose Varon
Aisha Hinds
as Mona Gomez
Nathan Baesel
as Deputy Lewis Sirk
James Frain
as Eli Szura
Elisabeth Moss
as Christina Conrad
Ivar Brogger
as Father Scanlon
Holmes Osborne
as Mayor Littles
Julio Oscar Mechoso
as Frank Vargas
Tina Holmes
as Ms. Wade
Valerie Cruz
as Sabrina Lopez
Veronica Cartwright
as Valerie Shenkman
Tripp Pickel
as Deputy Armis
Stephen Álvarez
as Paul Hambrick
Matt Ross
as Vince
Jeff Perry
as Terrence Gale
Nick Cokas
as Paxton
Anne Dudek
as Katie Paxton
Sylva Kelegian
as Lucy McKittrick
Brandon Keener
as William Blount
David Huynh
as Sun Kim
Verda Bridges
as Brett's mom
Mark Colson
as Deputy Munger
Cotter Smith
as Deputy Buell
Stephen Lee
as Carl McKittrick
K.T. Thangavelu
as Principal Hundeen
Jay Malack
as Connor
Kimleigh Smith
as Nurse no. 1
Eddie Rutkowski
as Nurse no. 2
Tracey Rooney
as Pregnant hybrid No. 1
Rebecca Avery
as Pregnant hybrid No. 2
Christine Ogunade
as Pregnant hybrid No. 3
Jessica Jaques
as Young woman
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Critic Reviews for Invasion: Season 1

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Rather than going over the top with creature-feature hysteria, it aims for more insidious, human-scale fright.

November 9, 2018 | Full Review…

For a show that begins with a major hurricane, "Invasion" comes off as tremendously dull at times. But the eerie denouement, which hints at sinister events to come, could atone for that sin.

March 1, 2019 | Full Review…

In Invasion, we see the aliens through the eyes of average folk trying to make sense of their disjointed lives. This gives the show a character-driven Lost sheen, but avoids being a copycat.

November 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Younger fans will be able to relate to the idea of seeing dramatic changes in their world, filtered through the lens of their family.

November 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The concept was as good as any...The sickly beings then possessed the bodies of the residents and wreaked havoc. As simple as it may sound here, Invasion was rather high-concept.

November 15, 2018 | Full Review…

[The pilot] was kind of a snooze... By the finale, Cassidy was layering in political references, deepening his mythology, and portraying moments of absolute horror, but no one was watching.

November 15, 2018 | Full Review…

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