The Invisible Man: Season 1
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But onto the show itself. Darien Fawkes (the underappreciated Vincent Ventresca) is a thief who is finally caught and put in prison. He's looking at a life sentence, but his brother comes to his "rescue" of sorts when he offers him a deal: Testing an experimental gland implant in the brain that will release a chemical nicknamed "Quicksilver" that coats the skin for a brief period of time that bends light around the subject, allowing them to become invisible to the naked eye. Darien accepts the deal, but we know what road good intentions lead to. Fawkes' brother is double-crossed and killed by his assistant Arnaud DeFehrn (the wonderfully sleazy Joel Bissonette), and Fawkes is stuck with the experimental gland before it's perfected. The gland has a potentially fatal flaw which is that if used for too long of a period of time, the user (in this case, Fawkes) will experience what is called "Quicksilver Madness" which he experiences psychotic and sociopathic tendencies.Read more ›
This show demonstrates one of those rare confluences of talent: Great acting, chemistry and occasionally brilliant writing, all of which came together to produce something far greater than the sum of its parts. The Invisible Man was part of that once-epic friday night prime Sci-Fi Channel lineup that now resorts to rehashes (excuse me: 're-imaginings' if you go with Hammer-speak) of other networks' old shows.
Together with Farscape, another Sci-Fi Channel masterpiece, I-Man illustrated the truly original programming that now-blighted network once produced. I'm delighted that it will finally be appearing on DVD in its home country. We've waited an awfully long time for it, considering the drek Sci Fi HAS released (Black Scorpion, anyone?). But I-Man was always treated like the proverbial red-headed stepchild, ignored by its parent who showed every sign of being embarrassed by this quirky, funny, wonderful show.
Watching I-Man is a treat, and makes me long for a few good, old-fashioned scripted series. Ones with the same heart, brains, humor and talent behind them as The Invisible Man. I miss the adventures of Darien Fawkes and Bobby Hobbes. Give a me buddy show with characters like these any time! When Sci Fi killed both its original series in rapid succession, I left and have never gone back.
For reasons that escape me, Sci Fi Channel waited nearly seven years to release this in the U.S.. As with the other reviewers, I hope they'll be releasing season 2. But in the mean time, I'll bask in the glorious goofiness that was I-Man.
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I like this series. The Department of fish and game is underrated and I find it amusing that the secret agency is under their department. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Jamie Vann
I love the series glad to see it made it on DVD now is there a season two out ?Published 3 months ago by Gust242
i hope they offer the 2nd season too i will get it as soon as it comes outPublished 5 months ago by Angelina Chapman
Loved this show when it first aired and still love it now. WHERE is season 2?!Published 8 months ago by JD Phillips
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