Resident Alien quickly pivots into a lukewarm primetime soap, like Everwood without the heartwarming twists on stock character types. And while there's promise in both concepts, the early going is an unwieldy fusion of the two.
From Alan Tudyk fans to comic book aficionados, this is a really fun show that can also deliver some solid drama. Be prepared for awkward interactions, circumcision jokes, lots of profanity, and plenty of dismembered body parts.
The combination of Tudyk's otherworldly performance and Sheridan's execution of stories running on multiple, parallel tracks make Resident Alien a welcome addition to the dwindling ranks of scripted basic cable originals.