Sam Neil plays the most interesting character, a small-town sheriff who on his retirement day is dissatisfied with his life but starts to realize that something big is about to happen. Unfortunately, he is only in the first episode and I suspect that he was hired just to give the show a recognizable name.
About halfway through the series, a lady President of the United States announces, "We are not alone in the universe", as if this were some great scientific discovery and all we have to do is extend a hand to the invaders. Meanwhile, cities are being shelled from space.
These ten episodes might have made for a slightly interesting two-hour movie, but the way it stretches out its story bores the audience to tears. I am shocked to learn that the show has been renewed for a second season.