REview: Debris (2021) Ended Way Too Soon

What’s arguably worse than shows that last way longer than they should, like Supernatural (2005-2020) or The X-Files (1993-2018) are those that end way before their time (Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974-1975), Dark Matter (2015-2017) or Travelers (2016-2018)) because they’ve barely gotten their legs under them before they’re cancelled.

Add Debris (2021) to that ignominious group.

The series, created by J.H. Wyman (Fringe, Almost Human) revolves around a alien spacecraft that explodes on it’s way to Earth, causing its debris to eventually rain down on the planet (the series doesn’t tell you how far away the craft happened to be before it exploded, though it’s apparently close enough that it takes out satellites in Earth orbit, which is relatively speaking, pretty close).

The debris reacts to people in really unusual ways, a fact that isn’t missed by governments all over the world.

So the intelligence agencies of the United States (CIA) and the United Kingdon (MI6) decided to work together to investigate the instances where the debris has fallen to Earth.

Or do they?

Despite seeming working together both agencies have different agendas, and the agents on the ground are caught in the middle.

It’s a damn interesting show – that manages the feat of being an alien invasion sans actual aliens, which is pretty clever – and deserved more seasons to develop.

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