...although you can't tell from the ratings that, inexplicably, suck. Which is a shame, because it's the funniest, cleverest show to air on network television in quite a while.
A scifi/political thriller/comedy from the creators of The Good Wife and Ridley Scott (The Martian, Gladiator, Thelma and Louise, Blade Runner, Alien), the pilot episode began with background tvs playing Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump and the superimposed caption, “In the year 2016 there was a growing sense that people were losing their minds… and no one knew why… until now.”
Here's the gist: insects from outer space are eating the brains of American politicians, which, when you think about it, explains a lot.
A really off-the-wall production, it features West Wing-like dialogue, deadly satire, and, of course, brain-eating insects from outer space.
One particulary charming feature of the show is that the eecond and succeeding episodes begin with a concise recap of the previous week's show, set to music and quick-cut scenes.
Here's the one from last night's episide:
Talk about your ear worms...
You can watch episodes here on the show's CBS website
I don't recommend much telvision, but this one's a winner.