Stars: Elizabeth Mitchell, Scott Wolf
The concept: Rethinking of the 1980s miniseries about aliens who hover over Earth calling themselves “Visitors.’’ They’re so attractive and friendly! Mitchell is an FBI agent wondering if they’re related to terror groups; Wolf, as a TV reporter, is the aliens’ shill.
Our take: This one’s instantly addictive, and Mitchell shines in her post-“Lost’’ vehicle. “V’’ entertains chillingly while offering up a juicy metaphor about the allure of evil and the misuse of power.
Alternate name: “Wicked Good’’
Grade: A (Nov. 3)