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SCREEN ALSO INSIDE • Check out 'COLONY' • Puzzles & games • Movie releases • Home Improvement shows & more THE NEWS & ADVANCE 16 JU NE 16 - 22, 2018 By Francis Babin TV Media H ollywood's obsession with post- apocalyptic dystopias is at a fever pitch, with countless dramas such as "Z Nation," "The Handmaid's Tale," "12 Monkeys," and "The Walking Dead" dominating the airwaves. In order to break from the pack and stand out, a show's take on the apocalypse must be fresh and original. Premiering in 2016, "Colony" has done an admirable job making a name for itself in the crowded and ever-growing end-of-the-world genre with its interesting look at the end times. Created by Carlton Cuse ("Bates Motel") and Ryan J. Condal ("The Sixth Gun," 2013), the sci-fi drama contin- ues to explore the lives of survivors and resistance fighters in a new episode airing Wednesday, June 20, on USA. Here's a brief recap for those who sitional Authority and its militarized police, "Redhats," were put in place by an extraterrestrial group referred to as "The Hosts." The Hosts took over on a now infamous day simply referred to as "The Arrival." On this fateful day, impenetrably thick and extremely tall rectangular blocks descended from the sky and formed walls dividing the city and families. Only essential persons and goods can enter the "Colony" via its heavily fortified and guarded check- points. Presumably, this is the case all over the world, but no one inside the Colony can be certain. Through slave labor at "The Fac- tory," electronic surveillance, propa- ganda, curfews and other means of control, those in power quash any attempts of a rebellion. As with any oppressed people throughout history, however, a resistance movement formed. Callies, "Prison Break"), is part of the Resistance . With that revelatio n, t he two start working together, trading information back and forth. The third and current season is set six months after the events of last season's shocking finale, which saw the Bowmans escape from Los Angeles. Beyond the walls, the family and the disgraced and still conniving Snyder (Peter Jacobson, "House") are enjoying a quiet and simple life in the mountains. Naturally, things get complicated when a sudden arrival changes everything. The new season goes beyond the familiar L.A. setting that we've grown accustomed to and fully embraces the darkness of its new world order story. The season's darker tone is drawing comparisons to the current sociopoliti- cal climate. In an interview with Vari- ety, Holloway discussed the continuing emphasis on surveillance and the sur- Great escape: The Bowmans rebuild their lives outside the 'Colony' feature story June 16 - 22, 2018 Ray Liotta and Jennifer Lopez star in 'Shades of Blue' HIGH POINT FURNITURE OUTLET Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2423 Wards Rd., Lynchburg 434-239-6513 All Motion 20% OFF Includes: Leather, Fabric, & Microfiber Sofas, Loveseats & Recliners Father's Day Blowout Sale BLUE CRIME

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