Invasion, Surface or Threshold

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jasch, Sep 24, 2005.

Which SP would you keep?

  1. Surface

    118 vote(s)
  2. Invasion

    74 vote(s)
  3. Threshold

    67 vote(s)
  4. None

    33 vote(s)
  1. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey


    I'm pretty disappointed in all of them, but the only one I have kept my season pass, at least for now is Invasion. But it is moving WAY too slow. I want to really see what these aliens look like instead of just the yellow light
  2. lslingo

    lslingo TiVo-haulic

    May 19, 2002
    Detroit, MI
    Maybe I'm not seeing the light. What do you Invasion fans find so appealing about the show? What keeps you tuning in?

  3. DLiquid

    DLiquid Progressive User

    Sep 17, 2001
    Desperation. For some decent sci fi, that is. I'm willing to give this new crop of sci fi shows more of a chance than I would other shows, because they're sci fi. A lot of sci fi shows I've enjoyed have started off kind of weak (e.g., Star Trek: TNG, Farscape). Invasion has been getting a little bit better, in my opinion. Surface has been getting a little bit worse, but it is still more of a fun show than the other two. Threshold was so bad I just couldn't stand it any longer. It also didn't even feel sci fi to me, it felt like a cop show.
  4. bicker

    bicker bUU

    Nov 9, 2003
    I agree. There just isn't enough there to be worth watching. I'll give my wife the benefit of the doubt a few weeks longer, but both Surface and Invasion are getting worse.

    Threshold is still the best of the three IMHO. At least I care about whether the Tivo catches the episode or not...
  5. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN


    In my last post in this thread, I was watching Invasion and Surface. I had given up on Threshold.

    Well, now I no longer watch any of these shows. I find them all to be hokey and I just don't enjoy them.
  6. ifyoubelieve

    ifyoubelieve New Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    I miss Firefly!
  7. BrandonSi

    BrandonSi New Member

    Jun 5, 2003
    Chicago, IL...
    How does everyone still feel, seeing that it's been 3 months since the last post discussing the three.. Anyone change their minds since then?
  8. SparkleMotion

    SparkleMotion New Member

    Feb 2, 2004
    Alive at...
    I liked Threshold early, but it lost me (and my SP) just a few weeks into it. Same with Invasion.

    I saw the Surface pilot, but didn't keep up with it at all until over the holidays when I got totally caught up in a weekend and decided it was really quite interesting, particularly once the origins of the creatures were determined (Martha Plimpton! Great cameo!).

    I didn't vote when the thread started though, so no actual change...but my vote's registered now. :)
  9. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

    Feb 25, 2003
    I, too, gave up on Threshold after a just a few weeks.

    I've stuck with invasion and I now like it. Especially in the last couple weeks where things are finally starting to pick up some speed. I think William Fichtner is doing some excellent character acting in this show; I hope he gets some recognition for it.

    Still like Surface. I know it's often preposterous, with tons of 'no way would that work in the real world' science, but I'm OK with that. It's just trying to spin a good yarn which I think it does really well.
  10. WinBear

    WinBear Konner Kringle

    Aug 24, 2000
    After seeing how Threshold floundered with it's "convert of the week" method despite a great cast, I was really surprised to see the other 2 hang on like this. Both Surface and Invasion are just starting to hit their strides. I hope they both get a chance to continue for different reasons.
  11. SoBelle0

    SoBelle0 Go Big Blue!!

    Jun 25, 2002
    Decatur, GA
    I didn't vote then either - but did now. :)

    I kept Invasion - altho it now seems to compete with something else, b/c I haven't seen any new eps. After hearing from Jeeters, think I should investigate that...
    got rid of Threshold about 3 eps in...
    and, never saw Surface, but understand it's on Sci-Fi now so I may check into it.
  12. bicker

    bicker bUU

    Nov 9, 2003
    I still believe Threshold was the best of the bunch. Invasion has gotten somewhat better; enough so that we're still watching it. Surface has sucked-wind since the beginning, and the only reason why we still watch it is because my wife loves Nim <roll eyes>, and that we've practically gotten a promise that the series is ending next week.
  13. Thom

    Thom The Fatman's got his eye on you, kid

    Jun 5, 2000
    Southern Calif.
    I started watching all three at the beginning, but quit watching Invasion. I still the Season Pass and all the episodes, just haven't watched beyond the first 2 or so.

    The Threshold characters were more interesting than the Surface characters.

    It's hard to say because there are fewer Threshold episodes to compare against, but I think Surface has evolved its plot more. For example, Surface has gone from a government conspiracy to keep a new species secret, to genetic engineering, to human cloning by a business, to a private conspiracy to possibly remake the world in some new image (Noah's Ark warehouse).

    And to think, originally I mainly wanted to see Lake Bell. :D
  14. DLiquid

    DLiquid Progressive User

    Sep 17, 2001
    My opinion hasn't really changed.

    Threshold - Horrible, unwatchable.
    Surface - Cheesy, unbelievable, bad special effects, but the most entertaining of the three.
    Invasion - Often annoying with some real stinker episodes (inconsistent quality), but Fichtner is outstanding and there are some episodes that are better than the best Surface eps.
  15. appleye1

    appleye1 Active Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Back From...
    Originally I ranked them Surface, Threshold, then Invasion. I liked Threshold at first but tired of it quickly. I dumped it way before CBS did.

    Surface is still my #1, but I'm liking Invasion so much lately that I'd bet it will end up being #1 for me at some point.
  16. Z-Todd

    Z-Todd hard-core '24' fan

    Jun 11, 2005
    Tempe, AZ
    Invasion has evolved into utter crap. I won't be wasting my time with S2 (if there is one).

    Threshold was just starting to hit its stride. Then CBS had to go and screw the pooch. Why couldn't they just dump the unaired eps onto UPN?

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