COLONY -- "Disposable Heroes" Episode 311 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman, Will Brittain as Dave O'Neill, Peyton List as Amy Leonard -- (Photo by: Daniel Power/USA Network)

Talk Colony Podcast #46: Discuss episode 3.11 ‘Disposable Heroes’

Talk Colony Podcast breaks down Colony episode 3.11 titled ‘Disposable Heroes’.

Mike from Pop Culture Review joins Tracey as co-host on the podcast. The pair swap theories and opinions on all that transpires in the latest episode of Colony.

We cover our favorite segments:

  • Who “owned” the episode?
  • Biggest Reveal
  • Josh Holloway hair flip ratings

The co-hosts explore the possible motivations of both Snyder and Kynes. We also marvel at the technology revealed in the cold open. Who does it actually belong to? And, of course, we continue to wonder if something more ominous than dinner is on the menu at Meadow’s house.

Join us as we explore another amazing episode of Colony!


Be sure to check out our outgoing music from Moon on iTunes.  We treat you to a sample of their song “I Got A Fever” which was featured in Season 1 Episode 5 of Colony.

You can find them on iTunes at:  I Got a Fever – Single by MOON https://itun.es/us/YgQzab

Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

COLONY -- "The Emerald City" Episode 306 -- Pictured: Peter Jacobson as Proxy Alan Snyder -- (Photo by: Eric Milner/USA Network)

Talk Colony Podcast #39: Discuss 3.06 ‘The Emerald City’

Colony episode 3.06 follows two very different stories in the aftermath of Charlie Bowman’s death.

Snyder finds refuge in Switzerland while the Bowmans struggle to survive on the road to Seattle. We cannot be certain if Seattle brings danger or salvation.

Spoiler alert, Tracey and Jay both really liked this episode. Of course, we did not like everything that was happening, but we both thought it was very well executed. If you agree, you can thank Sarah Boyd for her excellent direction of this week’s installment of Colony.

You will still have to tune in to find out how we voted for:

  • Who “owned” the episode
  • Biggest Reveal episode
  • Best line of the episode

Be sure to check out our outgoing music from Moon on iTunes.  We treat you to a sample of their song “I Got A Fever” which was featured in Season 1 Episode 5 of Colony.

You can find them on iTunes at:  I Got a Fever – Single by MOON https://itun.es/us/YgQzab

Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

Talk Colony Podcast #29: Review and discuss Colony episode 2.12 “Seppuku”

Talk Colony Podcast #29 brings you our discussion of whirlwind Colony episode 212 “Seppuku”.

Tracey , Jay, and special guest Wendy of ColonyInvasion.com bring you lots of discussion and theorizing on the latest episode of Colony. And don’t forget our usual segment!

  • Who owned the episode?
  • Biggest Reveal
  • Josh Holloway Hair Flip ratings
  • And our latest segment “Jay’s mystery questions”!

We brace ourselves for the finale, wait desperately for a Colony season 3 announcement, and look forward to seeing you in the Twitterverse this Thursday!

Finally, be sure to check out our outgoing music from Moon on iTunes.  We treat you to a sample of their song “I Got A Fever” which was featured in Season 1 Episode 5 of Colony.

You can find them on iTunes at:  I Got a Fever – Single by MOON https://itun.es/us/YgQzab

Enjoy the show!

Talk Colony Podcast #27: Discuss Colony episode 211 “Lost Boy”

Talk Colony Podcast #27 brings you our discussion of exciting Colony episode 211 “Lost Boy”.

Tracey and Jay bring you lots of discussion and theorizing on the latest episode of Colony. We also visit our usual segments (or at least most of them! See below.)

  • Who owned the episode?
  • Biggest Reveal, nope! Most Explosive Moment

(Here’s where I got my podcast universes crossed! Most Explosive Moment is a segment from TNT Talk Podcast, not Talk Colony Podcast! But somehow Jay, even though he was wearing his super smart Clark Kent glasses, didn’t even notice!!)

  • Josh Holloway Hair Flip ratings
  • And our latest segment “Jay’s mystery questions”!

We also enjoyed some live listener feedback on the podcast tonight thanks to super fans Nancy, Monica, and Pete!

Finally, be sure to check out our outgoing music from Moon on iTunes.  We treat you to a sample of their song “I Got A Fever” which was featured in Season 1 Episode 5 of Colony.

You can find them on iTunes at:  I Got a Fever – Single by MOON https://itun.es/us/YgQzab

Enjoy the show!

Talk Colony Podcast #26: Discuss Colony episode 210 “The Garden of Beasts”

Talk Colony Podcast #26 brings you our discussion of exciting Colony episode 210 “The Garden of Beasts”.

We receive some great “Buzz From The Bloc” from Colony cast member Amanda Righetti. Her portrayal of Maddie Kenner had fans on the edge of their seats this week wondering if Maddie would indeed “sell out” her sister Katie.

Jay reports statistics on the awesome #ColonyChat Twitter party recently hosted by ColonyInvasion.com.

We are also joined by superfan Michelle who gives extra insight for our regular segments.

  • Who owned the episode?
  • Biggest Reveal
  • Josh Holloway Hair Flip ratings
  • And our latest segment “Jay’s mystery questions”!

Did you catch our recent interview with Bram actor Alex Neustaedter? You do not want to miss the insights Alex shared. And his responses for our game “Snyder or Will” are hilarious!

Finally, be sure to check out our outgoing music from Moon on iTunes.  We treat you to a sample of their song “I Got A Fever” which was featured in Season 1 Episode 5 of Colony.

You can find them on iTunes at:  I Got a Fever – Single by MOON https://itun.es/us/YgQzab

Enjoy the show!

Talk Colony Podcast #24: Discuss Colony episode 209 “Tamam Shud”

Talk Colony Podcast #24 brings you our discussion of exciting Colony episode 209 “Tamam Shud”.

Jay updates us on the #RenewColonyNow campaign – keep Tweeting! And follow deadline.com for any breaking news on renewal!

Tracey and Jay comment on the usual segments AND Jay throws Tracey a few curveballs:

  • Who owned the episode?
  • Biggest Reveal
  • Josh Holloway Hair Flip ratings
  • Best and worst dressed of the episode
  • Favorite “little” moment of the episode

Tracey makes a plea to Tory Kittles to be a guest on the podcast – spread the word!

Don’t forget to check out our recent interviews with Isabella Crovetti (Gracie), Erin Way (Lindsey), and Jacob Buster (Charlie). And watch for a new interview coming this week!

Finally, be sure to check out our outgoing music from Moon on iTunes.  We treat you to a sample of their song “I Got A Fever” which was featured in Season 1 Episode 5 of Colony.

You can find them on iTunes at:  I Got a Fever – Single by MOON https://itun.es/us/YgQzab

Enjoy the show!

Talk Colony Podcast #20: Discuss Colony episode 207 ‘Free Radicals’

The latest episode of the Talk Colony Podcast is all about pivotal Colony episode 207 ‘Free Radicals’.

Tracey and Jay explore the latest episode of Colony and offer opinions for:

  • Biggest reveal of the episode
  • Who “owned” the episode
  • # of Josh Holloway Hair Flips the episode earned

Tracey has a confession to make and Jay fills us in on an upcoming giveaway that sounds awesome!

Stay tuned for all the details!

Finally, be sure to check out our outgoing music from Moon on iTunes.  We treat you to a sample of their song “I Got A Fever” which was featured in Season 1 Episode 5 of Colony. You can find them on iTunes at:  I Got a Fever – Single by MOON https://itun.es/us/YgQzab

Talk Colony Podcast #18: Discussion of Colony episode 206 ‘Fallout’

Talk Colony Podcast is ready for you! Tracey and Jay discuss Colony episode 206 ‘Fallout’.

Tune in to get scoop from producer Cory Bird on how fans can best support the show.

Find out our opinions on:

  • Biggest reveal of the episode
  • Who “owned” the episode
  • # of Josh Holloway Hair Flips the episode earned

We also discover there is more than one B.B. on Colony – who would that other one be?

Finally, Jay calls it a hiccup, but there is some mysterious alien-like interference on the podcast this week. Are the Hosts trying to contact us? Tells us what you think!

Be sure to check out our outgoing music from Moon on iTunes.  We treat you to a sample of their song “I Got A Fever” which was featured in Season 1 Episode 5 of Colony. You can find them on iTunes at:  I Got a Fever – Single by MOON https://itun.es/us/YgQzab

Talk Colony Podcast #17: Talking Colony 205 “Company Man”

Tracey and Jay discuss Colony episode 205 on the Talk Colony Podcast.

Enjoy some very insightful Buzz From The Bloc with Sarah Wayne Callies!

Find out how Jay and Tracey voted for:

  • Who “owned” the episode
  • Biggest reveal of the episode
  • How many Josh Holloway Hair Flips the episode earned

And be sure to check out Moon on iTunes.  We treat you to a sample of their song “I Got A Fever” which was featured in Season 1 Episode 5 of Colony. You can find them on iTunes at:

I Got a Fever – Single by MOON
Enjoy the podcast!

Talk Colony Podcast #15: Talking COLONY 2.04 “Panopticon”

Tune in for the most recent episode of the Talk Colony Podcast.  Tracey, Jay, and Carter break down the events of Colony episode 2.04 “Panopticon” and discuss:

  • Who “owned” the episode
  • What was the biggest reveal in the episode
  • If we think Jennifer survives
  • and much more . . .

Be on the lookout for our special edition of Buzz From The Bloc™ coming early next week when we interview a special Colony cast member.

 

Talk Colony Podcast #14: Talking COLONY 2.03 “Sublimation”

Talk Colony Podcast #14 covers Colony episode 2.03 “Sublimation”.

In this week’s podcast we coin a new phrase over the loss of an amazing character and get some awesome Buzz From The Bloc™ from Kathleen Rose Perkins who plays Jennifer McMahon.

Listen in to learn how Tracey, Jay, and Carter voted for:

  • Biggest Reveal
  • Who “Owned” the Episode

Find out who gets honored in this week’s Hair Flip rankings!

Thanks for listening!

 

COLONY: Memorable scenes leading up to the finale

The season one finale of COLONY certainly gave us a multitude of new favorite scenes and nail biter moments.  However, earlier this week, we took a little journey down COLONY memory lane to find out what were fans’ favorite scenes for different pairs of characters leading up to the grand finale. This is what we learned.

We collected favorite moments between characters and voted on the top 4 for each pair.

Colony - Season 1

COLONY — “Zero Day” Episode 109 — Pictured: (l-r) Tory Kittles as Broussard, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

  • Here are the results for #Bratie, which stands for Broussard and Katie.  Their partnership certainly solidified dramatically over the season.  Here is what viewers liked:
  • We also polled fans for their favorite scenes between Will and Beau, or #Willeau for short.  Despite their dire circumstances, it was so much fun watching these guys become friends, not just investigative partners.  I am saddened to think that Beau really did leave the Bloc (even though that was probably a good move for him personally).  I just want to see more #Willeau – I did not get enough!  Check out the poll results for these two cool dudes:
  •  Finally, we took a look at the most infamous of #Snowman moments, those between Snyder and a Bowman family member.  The ones we ended up polling were between Snyder and Will. These guys had a tumultuous start but actually ended up working fairly well together in some respects.  And, remember, this poll took place before the finale.  We will look at those moments at a separate time.  Here is how things shook out for #Snowman!

    Colony - Season 1

    COLONY — “Zero Day” Episode 109 — Pictured: (l-r) Tory Kittles as Broussard, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

Thanks to all who voted!  COLONY certainly lends itself to a lot of speculation and theorizing.  And our polls are just one way to see what some viewers have in common.

It is going to be a long wait for COLONY season 2, but you can count on Talk Colony™ to be there with you through the wait.  We will commiserate together and pass the time with trivia, blog posts, and more!

 

 

Colony ‘Zero Day’: a CON-frontational episode

While there were several showdowns between certain characters in the latest installment of COLONY, there were some cons at work as well, thus the emphasis on “con” in confrontational.  Let us take a look at some of the key interactions in episode 1.09 ‘Zero Day’.

Will and Beau vs. Proxy Snyder

Will and Beau are set on finding a way out of the Los Angeles Bloc.  They begin using the chaotic events that occur on the anniversary of the Arrival to weave a tale of insurgency going on beyond the Wall.  They plant the seed that some insurgents are operating both inside and outside of the bloc boundary.  And thus begins a long con to convince Snyder into giving them safe passage out of the Colony.

COLONY -- "Geronimo" Episode 105 -- Pictured: Peter Jacobson as Proxy Alan Snyder -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

COLONY — “Geronimo” Episode 105 — Pictured: Peter Jacobson as Proxy Alan Snyder — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

Snyder gives them permission to investigate outside the Wall to look for an active cell there.  They plan to scope out a skyscraper that just happens to provide an excellent view of the outlying area.  But they have to take Lagarza’s team with them.

Will cleverly suggests that he and Beau take the even floors while Lagarza’s group takes the odd ones. Having found a way to separate themselves from Lagarza, Will and Beau fake a shootout on the top floor and plant an insurgency map beneath a napkin on the ground. They call for backup and “explain” that they lost the suspects who “escaped” down the back stairwell.  Lagarza finds the map and is convinced there is indeed a cell operating there, one that has found a way in and out of the bloc.

Will, Beau, and Lagarza return to Homeland and report the “shooting” to Snyder.  In a fortuitous turn of events, Snyder reports that his engineers have found an open tunnel beneath the DWP.  This would explain the cell’s access in and out of the bloc. Snyder wants to shut the tunnel down, but Will quickly suggests that use it as a trap instead.  Lagarza agrees.

COLONY -- "Broussard" Episode 107 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kathryn Morris as Charlotte, Amanda Righetti as Maddie -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

COLONY — “Broussard” Episode 107 — Pictured: (l-r) Kathryn Morris as Charlotte, Amanda Righetti as Maddie — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

Maddie vs. Charlotte

Maddie refuses to let anything stand in the way of her son Hudson getting his medication.  She is also not keen on the idea of living a life without means.  Charlotte’s manipulations, however, are getting in the way of both.

After a long day of cleaning Charlotte’s kitchen, Maddie confronts her boss about the lack of trust Charlotte now has in her.  She “apologizes” and makes a peace-offering by sharing the location of some very distinguished pieces of art that no one else knows.  In actuality, Maddie is plotting a con of her own.

Charlotte uses the tip to track down the valuable items and Maddie agrees not to log the Gauguin piece.  Charlotte thinks she has the upper hand now.  Little does she know that Maddie plans to blow the whistle on Charlotte’s art embezzling.

Snyder vs. Nolan

Meanwhile, we learn that Charlotte’s husband, Nolan Burgess, reports to Proxy Snyder.  Snyder tries to find out from Nolan what the Authority’s plans are for undermining the Proxy’s regime and replacing him.  Nolan denies knowing anything about such a proposal. Is Nolan lying? Can Snyder trust him?

Upon learning of Charlotte’s thievery, Snyder uses the information to test Nolan’s loyalty to him. Snyder and the Redhats ascend upon the Burgess property and find the stolen artwork in Charlotte’s office.  Charlotte is carted away and Snyder gives Nolan a pass on the crime in exchange for his loyalty.  I believe some call that blackmail. But in one fell swoop, Maddie gets rid of Charlotte and Snyder gets the upper hand on Nolan.

COLONY -- "Zero Day" Episode 109 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tory Kittles as Broussard, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

COLONY — “Zero Day” Episode 109 — Pictured: (l-r) Tory Kittles as Broussard, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

Broussard and Katie vs. Eckhart’s cell

Broussard and Katie plan to join forces with a new cell consisting of Eckhart, Morgan, and BB.  But first they must be approved by members of the new cell.  The new cell questions Katie’s experience, but Broussard stands by her.  Then the new cell resists giving full disclosure about their intel.  Katie confronts them saying there will be full disclosure or she and Broussard are out.  The two groups merge and embark on their mission to kidnap VIP Hyperion who is traveling on the Metro.

Katie vs. Gracie (and Lindsey)

Katie discovers Gracie reading “The Greatest Day” book that Lindsey had secretly given her.  Katie confronts Gracie about the book when Gracie says things to the effect of kids being the Hosts’ favorites.  Katie is livid when she looks through the book and learns that Lindsey has been trying to indoctrinate Gracie with the agenda of the Hosts. Gracie storms off and Will arrives home.

Will vs. Katie

Finally, we have the confrontation we have all been waiting for!  Will has a plan for Katie and the kids to escape the Colony with Beau via the tunnel while he finds Charlie.  They can all meet up in Black Bear to live a life off the grid and get out from under the Hosts’ thumb.  Brilliant, right? No, Katie does not accept the offer and insists on completing her mission with Broussard for what she considers to be the greater good.

COLONY -- Season:1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alex Neustaedter as Bram Bowman, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp as Grace Sullivan, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman, Josh Holloway as Will Bowman -- (Photo by: Justin Stephens/USA Network)

COLONY — Season:1 — Pictured: (l-r) Alex Neustaedter as Bram Bowman, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp as Grace Sullivan, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman, Josh Holloway as Will Bowman — (Photo by: Justin Stephens/USA Network)

 The couple comes to blows over Katie’s duplicity and wrestle with the state of their marriage.  Katie leaves and Will goes to tell Beau they will not be joining him. It appears that Beau will make the escape on his own and exchanges goodbyes with Will.

The Resistance vs. Hyperion

In the final scenes of ‘Zero Day’, we see the new Resistance team mistakenly blow up the Metro train instead of just nudging it off the tracks.  When they investigate the carnage, they find who or what they believe to be Hyperion.  They are awestruck when they find a robotic, perhaps alien-like masked figure.

Some characters seem to have come out victorious in this episode.  Others lost one or more battles.  And our beloved Bowmans are clearly at a standstill with conflicting points of view.

Next week’s season finale is sure to be as “explosive” as USA Network has been suggesting. Do we really have to wait a whole week?  Until then . . .

Photo Credit: NBC Universal/USA Network/COLONY

COLONY: What is inside the book Lindsey shares with Gracie?

In an effort to be an eagle-eyed viewer, I was able to track down the content we see as tutor Lindsey opens the book she shares with Gracie in COLONY episode 7 ‘Broussard’. I first took a screen shot of the scene where Lindsey opens the book and magnified my photo. I was able to make out the text “Welcome to Generations of Grace”. Upon searching the web, I found these sample pages for a children’s Sunday School curriculum called Generations of Grace (GOG) that match the screenshot.

These pages come from a curriculum created and used by a Christian church in California about the Bible. So, I don’t think we are going to get any intel here on the fictional “church” group we saw in COLONY this week. I suspect that these pages with cartoon drawings were simply enclosed in a faux cover for production purposes in an effort to indicate that Lindsey was showing Gracie a children’s version of her own fictional book.

But with Carlton Cuse at the helm, I will continue to look for hidden messages on screen as we so frequently became accustomed to in LOST. And sure enough, there are plenty of coincidences in many of the books, names, etc. that we see in COLONY.

For instance, Katie refers to herself as “Amelia Gould” when leaving a message for Broussard using the pay phone. This happens to be the name of a female character in Joseph Conrad’s novel, Nostromo, the book being used for deciphering Resistance messages. Do a little research on the characters in the book and I think you’ll find this coincidence interesting.

Meanwhile, I suspect many fans noticed that the cover of the book Lindsey shows to Gracie shows an image strikingly similar to the “light show” we see from the balcony of Proxy Snyder’s home in the Pilot episode. Superimposed on top of this image is the logo from the pin that Lindsey wears. What do you think these images represent? I suspect more will be revealed soon!

Keep your eyes peeled!

COLONY: Dear Phyllis

*This post discusses plot lines through the most current episode. This is your friendly warning.

Phyllis. What can we say about Phyllis? We only knew her briefly and never even learned her last name. She was taken too quickly when Broussard was appeared in a ‘Blind Spot’. Yet in that time, she made a huge impact on the series COLONY and its fans.

She was oh so smart and cunning. Just look how she “played” Katie at the Homeland offices. She said just enough to make Katie nervous and unsettled before eventually quietly confronting her at The Yonk. And she used Bram’s tapes to make Will nervous, not an overt threat, but enough to give her the upper hand.

She was compassionate but had the courage to look at the greater good. She suggested that the Resistance could be reckless and do more harm than good. She made tough choices that definitely were not popular.

COLONY -- "Blindspot" Episode 104 -- Pictured: (l-r) Paul Guilfoyle as Quayle, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman -- (Photo by: Danny Feld/USA Network)

COLONY — “Blindspot” Episode 104 — Pictured: (l-r) Paul Guilfoyle as Quayle, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman — (Photo by: Danny Feld/USA Network)

She was a smooth talker. And I literally mean a soft, smooth orator. I do not believe we ever heard her raise her voice during her arc. Her tone may have become firmer at times, but she never yelled. This keeps people on their toes. It is usually the calmer party in an argument that wins. You cannot argue with someone who does not argue back.

She was committed and motivated. We can see that she took her job very seriously. And now we know why. Her dearly beloved was obviously very ill, possibly from a stroke or ALS, and in need of ongoing care. She refused to let him down.

Think of all the characters in COLONY and what motivates them. I believe these different motivations drive the story to impressive heights and engage viewers all the more.

I hope the storyline continues to address the personal side of each character’s actions and gives us rich back stories to understand their motivations. What better than an intelligent story with heart??

Here’s to Phyllis! Thank you, Kathy Baker, for your insightful portrayal of Phyllis. We are grateful that you deepened the story for us. We are sad to see you go.

But cheers to COLONY for making such wise casting decisions and here’s to Season 1 and now Season 2 as well!

Please be sure to share your thoughts about Phyllis in the comments section.

A quick note about the Talk Colony podcast

We will be uploading the first episode of the Talk Colony podcast shortly. It is a little shorter the first time around as we tweak our format and find out what fans would like us to cover each week.

Please send your comments and suggestions for the podcast content to tracey@talkcolony.com

We look forward to incorporating listener feedback each week as we all dive into COLONY!

COLONY: Vote for best Josh Holloway hair flip

Fans, cast, and creators of new series COLONY took to Twitter for an #AskCOLONY Q&A session during the show’s premiere. Questions included inquiries about casting, plot line, personal interactions of the cast, and more.

A particularly fun aspect of the live Tweet came from gifs posted by Legendary Entertainment of cast members doing the signature Josh Holloway hair flip!

Click on the hair flips from Tory Kittles, Peter Jacobson, and co–creator Carlton Cuse. Pick your favorite and then vote in our poll below.

And by all means, let’s get #JoshHollowayHairFlip trending!

COLONY: How would fans respond to the occupation?

In the new series COLONY from USA Network, the Los Angeles area is now under a mysterious state of occupation. The ColonyTV website gives stories of the arrival of the new regime. There are tales of mayhem, separation of families, and threats of violence.

After the initial shock, “Colonists” begin their new lives with new rules and far fewer privileges. Some join a Resistance movement. Others enlist in the new “Red Hat” militia and enforce the laws of the Transitional Authority. Some keep their heads down and hope it all blows over sooner rather than later. Perhaps some try to play more than one side.

So, how would I respond? How would YOU respond? It’s certainly easier to envision how I would hope I would respond rather than have to consider my actual fears.

However, it is these questions that make said story so engaging. This story makes you think outside of your safety net and consider your own strengths and weaknesses.

COLONY -- "Pilot" Episode 101 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alex Neustaedter as Bram Bowman, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp as Grace Sullivan, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman, Josh Holloway as Will Bowman -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/USA Network)

COLONY — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Alex Neustaedter as Bram Bowman, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp as Grace Sullivan, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman, Josh Holloway as Will Bowman — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/USA Network)

Once again, I have turned to the growing number of COLONY fans to find out their thoughts on the best way to navigate the travails facing our survivors on screen. I posed three options to fans:

  • Lay low
  • Join the Resistance asap
  • Enlist with the Red Hats

But leave it to the very intelligent fans of COLONY to provide much more creative options. Consider the following ideas shared by fans!

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What can I say?  COLONY fans cannot be limited to a mere 3 choices. They are too smart for that!

Complex scenarios and really tough choices already have viewers engaged in COLONY, even ahead of its official premiere this Thursday, January 14th, on USA Network.  Thank you Carlton Cuse, Ryan Condal, cast and crew for giving us such a complex story to sink our teeth into!  Fans are ready to immerse themselves in the mystery and intrigue of COLONY.

COLONY: Fans reveal what sparked their interest in the series

USA Network’s new series COLONY has a bunch of fans already ahead of its January 14th premiere. The network generously released the pilot episode early for eager viewers to see.

I have certainly heard from many fans who are very excited about COLONY. The series has a lot of draws for me, including the two leads, Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies, as well as faith in LOST producer Carlton Cuse.

I have been anxious to unearth what exactly it is that has drawn other fans to the series. I posed the question on Twitter and received a variety of answers. Read on to see how fans replied and be sure to vote in the poll at the end to share how YOU became interested in COLONY!

COLONY -- "Pilot" Episode 101 -- Pictured: Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/USA Network)

COLONY — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman — (Photo by: Chris Haston/USA Network)

  • @CreepynCuteShop and @mrscify shared that they are excited about the possibility of aliens!
  • Sarah Wayne Callies fans @SarahWCfans clearly stated they are in the lead actress’ camp.
  • @Jaceyjaden is a big fan of Josh Holloway.
  • @jane74513 likes the style and color of the show logo.
  • Even author Stephen King took to his own Twitter account to endorse the new series.

As you can see, viewers are flocking to COLONY for all sorts of reasons. The actors, the production team, the intrigue and mystery of the storyline, and even the style of  the production are all drawing fans to the show.

Please vote in the poll below and tell us the main reason(s) you are on board as a #COLONIST! Choose up to 3 answers.

Colony: Calling all fans of The Walking Dead

I am a huge fan of The Walking Dead.  I am also very excited about Colony, a new series on USA Network.  The show officially premieres on January 14th, but the show is making the pilot available early for fans.  Learn more here.

Having watched the pilot already myself, I have compiled a list of reasons other fans of The Walking Dead should also give Colony a try.

  • The Walking Dead is on hiatus.  Fans need something to fill that void.  The 1/14/16 premiere of Colony is perfect timing.
  • Former cast member of The Walking Dead, Sarah Wayne Callies, stars in Colony.  As you know, Sarah Wayne Callies played Lori Grimes on The Walking Dead.  Interestingly, she is again playing a mom under the pressures of dire circumstances, but definitely not the same way she played Lori.

    COLONY -- "Pilot" Episode 101 -- Pictured: Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/USA Network)

    COLONY — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman — (Photo by: Chris Haston/USA Network)

  • Speaking of dire circumstances, the citizens of Los Angeles are under a state of occupation.  Their world has changed drastically.  Much like The Walking Dead, old rules no longer apply.
  • U.S. currency is no longer worth more than kindling.  The Colonists receive rations and have taken to a system of bartering to obtain other items. The survivors in The Walking Dead are not shopping with Benjamins either.
  • Danger lurks.  Walkers as well as other humans are ongoing threats in The Walking Dead. Most Colonists live in fear of the Transitional Authority, a somewhat mysterious governing body serving the even more mysterious “hosts”. There is also the threat of being sent to an ominous place called the “factory”.
  • The brave fight against the evil. While some survivors in The Walking Dead selfishly choose to only look after themselves, there are those like Rick Grimes who risk their lives to protect others. In the newly occupied Los Angeles we learn of a group called “The Resistance” that refuses to take the occupation lying down.
  • It is not safe to go out after dark. In The Walking Dead, darkness increases your vulnerability to walkers. In Colony, there is a curfew that is enforced.  The threat of punishment for those found outside their homes after curfew is taken very seriously.

    COLONY -- "Pilot" Episode 101 -- Pictured: Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/USA Network)

    COLONY — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman — (Photo by: Chris Haston/USA Network)

  • There are very hard choices to be made. The Colonists are challenged with choosing to collaborate or resist.  Your loyalties can impact the safety and well-being of your family. The Walking Dead survivors are also challenged with not knowing who they can trust and how new alliances could impact their loved ones.
  • Action, action, action.  By far, neither show is a snooze fest.

So, what do you think?  Are you a fan of The Walking Dead?  Do you see some common themes with Colony that interest you?  Check it out and let me know!