Even though I’ve known about V for a while I’ve only just started watching it properly now as Elizabeth Mitchell‘s presence confused me while Lost was still ongoing. And she is also one of the main reasons I’m watching it with one of the other ones being Morena Baccarin.
The general concept is intriguing with 30 alien ships hovering above the major cities of the world and, as shown halfway through the season, hundreds more on their way to Earth. It’s no doubt that the aliens have ulterior motives, but it’s not clear what they want as they could just take over Earth in an instant. Instead they choose to offer free advanced technology to have humanity depend on them for a later advantage in trades. They crack down on any resistance and have had people in many key positions acting as humans for at least a decade.
It’s the hopelessness that I like about it. There isn’t a clearly defined big bad and it’s entirely episodic with the characters mostly scrambling around trying to figure out what to do. Elizabeth Mitchell and Morena Baccarin are brilliant as their respective characters and I can’t wait for them to appear in some scenes together. In comparison the male supporting actors are a little bit disappointing with too little depth, but this will hopefully improve.
Is it as good as Lost? No, but it’s just about intriguing enough to replace it for now.