Watched all of “People of Earth” in one sitting last night. Some of the acting is a bit lackluster, but I loved ALL the characters and the story so much it didn’t matter. You can really tell the writers know a lot about alien abduction culture, even calling those who have been abducted “experiencers” rather than “abductees”.
I liked how the aliens had a different concept of sexuality than humans. Some of the humans display very mild homophobia, while the aliens doesn’t seem to even have a concept of gay or straight.
It’s especially obvious when Kelly wonders out loud if Jonathan (alien) is in love with Ozzie (human main character). Ozzie reacts with mild disgust, but when he later asks Jonathan if he’s in love with him, Jonathan’s only response is a bemused “Someone’s thinking highly of himself”. The aliens could not care less.
Jeff (grey alien) won’t admit to being in love/in a relationship with Kurt (reptilian) because they’re interspecies. When Jonathan says he knows about Jeff and Kurt but doesn’t mind that they’re interspecies, Jeff basically reacts the same way a closeted conservative would if someone told them “I don’t mind you being gay”.
Also, I loved what they did with Jonathan’s character. You don’t know it yet, but you will end up loving him.