INVASION: SEASON ONE
Starring: Golshifteh Farahani, Shamier Anderson, Shioli Kutsuna, Firas Nassar, Billy Barratt, Azhy Robertson, Tara Moayedi, Daisuke Tsuji, and Sam Neill
Creators: Simon Kinberg and David Weil
Much like Netflix’s Away, Apple’s Invasion is a bait and switch. It’s marketed like War of the Worlds: The Series, but in reality, it’s just a soap opera with some sci-fi elements looming in the background. To be clear, Invasion isn’t really about an alien invasion. It’s about unconnected people dealing with regular life stuff (like a cheating spouse) at the outset of an alien invasion. Imagine the events of Independence Day happening, but you’re only watching This Is Us-style storylines. Maybe it eventually becomes the show it was advertised to be, but I’m not sticking around to find out.