‘Colony’ Review: Season 3 of USA’s Alien Invasion Drama Makes ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Look Like a Comedy Romp
If a cable drama does something daring in the forest, but no one’s watching, is it still great TV? This is the challenge presented by “Colony,” the USA drama about life under alien rule that debuts its third season Wednesday evening.It’s also a show not a whole lot of people seem to be watching, which is understandable, as “Colony” legitimately rivals “The Handmaid’s Tale” for bleakness.In Season 3, we’re still following the Bowman family.
But instead of the jarring disconnect between sunny Los Angeles and the harsh rule of the occupying government, the Bowmans have fled outside the city limits, with former Proxy Governor Alan Snyder (Peter Jacobson) along for the ride.From the very first shots of the Bowmans’ forest refuge, it’s pretty clear that the production relocated to Vancouver for this season, and the grey raininess permeates not just the screen, but
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