CBI TV Review: Colony

Comic Book Illuminati

By Ashayla Webster

I’m a big fan of the post-apocalyptic genre and always interested to see the various interpretations of it; the latest version to hit our screens it Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal’s “Colony”. Set in Los Angeles, a year after an alien invasion, the storyline follows Josh Holloway as Will, an ex-army ranger and FBI operative press ganged into serving the repressive regime.

Los Angeles has been cut off from the rest of the world, a wall built to keep occupants in and who knows what out. Within this are, there are two distinct societal classes, “the green zone” housing the collaborators in the hills, and the workers in “the flats”. Basic rights are lacking and more specialised items, such as insulin and soft drink, are rare even for the black market. An army of red-hatted soldiers roam the streets and seem unduly harsh for human beings. If…

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