Syfy touts the series as “sci-fi, murder mystery, and doctor drama diarths need it now,” and it’s definitely a blend of genres, tones, and ideas. I don’t really know what it is. It’s best to deploy the cast’s considerable talent, or how best-it’s all, a kitchen sink approach that makes the resident alien feel torn in too many directions. ..
Syfy Resident Alien: Season 1
However, the general slap dash method of fleshing out the world of the series may be the biggest problem. Supporting cast members often steal scenes in dark and bizarre moments of humor, but the character prototypes itself-an inexperienced mayor and his bland wife, a suspicious sheriff and his trampled. Adjutants, frivolous bartenders, ominous government agencies-some worn-out “support parts” handbooks that can’t hold a candle in Tudyk’s confused core performance.
There’s also a weird date about setting up the show-from Harry’s love of law and order: SVU. I could definitely see Alan Tudyk do almost anything, but his charm and relentless physics comedy skills have so far only taken the series. Resident aliens are entertaining enough if half-hearted science fiction storytelling is yours, but you can’t help them settle on one idea instead of five.