'Colony:' Dystopian show portrays all too familiar repression
W. Alejandro Sanchez
Blouin Beat: Politics
January 12, 2016
Originally published: http://blogs.blouinnews.com/blouinbeatpolitics/2016/01/12/colony-dystopian-show-portrays-all-too-familiar-repression/
n January 14, the USA Network will premiere ‘Colony.’ Set in a dystopian future, the new show includes family drama, insurgent movements, aliens, and a population that lives under an oppressive, “Big Brother”-type proxy-regime. While there are plenty of movies that deal with the aforementioned issues in one combination or another, the pilot episode suggests that ‘Colony’ will be based on realistic scenarios (except for the aliens that is). And for individuals across the world that have lived under an oppressive regime, some of the scenes and stories will feel very real.