TV Club: People Of Earth adroitly explores confusion and loneliness

If People Of Earth has a problem, it’s probably that it’s trying to do too many things at once. The show has a large supporting cast, all of whom have their own origin stories, and it can’t help but take some time for the audience to understand where all the members of StarCrossed are coming from. As a result, the fifth episode of the series feels a bit like a sequel to the second episode. In that episode, we learned about Chelsea’s loveless marriage, while watching her strike up a friendship with Father Doug. Now, after going two episodes without seeing Doug, and barely seeing Chelsea, we finally see the evolution of that storyline.

When Doug’s conversation with Chelsea inspired him to continue to let StarCrossed hold their meetings in his church (despite being aware of their alien-related activities), one could have conceivably wondered if …

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