BBC America’s spooky new thriller Intruders began life as a novel entitled The Intruders from the brilliant, and possibly slightly twisted, mind of author Michael Marshall Smith (Follow him on Twitter @ememess. You’ll be glad you did.) The already creepy premise was then run through the equally twisted mind of Glen Morgan (Another Twitter must-follow @GlenMrgn) and out came this wonderfully chilling television show that is certain to be on your list of appointment television.
Please bear in mind that when I use the word “twisted” I mean it in the most complimentary manner possible. I like twisted, which is why The X-Files was, and will always remain, one of my favorite television shows of all time. And bear in mind I’ve been watching television for over a half century. Yes, in my own body – I don’t borrow fleshbags I stick to my own. That doesn’t make me an expert, but it does mean I’ve experienced a lot of television. While I can find something to enjoy in almost every show I watch, I am, in fact, very picky about what I fall in love with.
After having only seen the first two episodes, I have fallen in love with Intruders. It didn’t even take two episodes for the show to steal my heart and eat it raw, I was hooked just minutes into the inaugural installment.
While I’m never going to spoil anything, I’m going to tease you with a synopsis from each of the first four episodes. BBC America has released these brief descriptions to get you ready for an adventure that’s very different from Doctor Who, which precedes it, but also very engaging.
And creepy. Did I mention it’s creepy? Well, it is. It’s really creepy. I think I’ve made my point.