Apple Plus’ New Alien Drama ‘Invasion’ Begins With More Melodrama Than Aliens: TV Review

Apple Plus’ New Alien Drama ‘Invasion’ Begins With More Melodrama Than Aliens: TV Review
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t watched the first three episodes of “Invasion,” Apple Plus’ new drama that premiered Friday, Oct. 22.

Despite its ominous title, “Invasion” makes a slow burn out of revealing its basic premise. You’d know more about the new drama by reading its logline — “the series follows an alien invasion” — than by watching its first three episodes, which dropped Oct. 22 on Apple TV Plus. Though there’s something — or some thing? — creeps its way around the world by leveling buildings, smashing space stations, and giving kids nosebleeds, “Invasion” keeps its cards close to the chest. Rather than so much as utter the word “alien” in these initial episodes, “Invasion” focuses on the global ripple effects of increasing panic — which might be fine, if it also did a decent job developing its many characters along the way.

From co-creators Simon Kinberg (“The Martian”) and
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