The Falling Skies Thread

By on April 29, 2014 10:46:35 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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There are very few shows I watch on TV, but probably my favorite that I wait for each year is Falling Skies which is on TNT.

The fourth season is starting on June 22nd, and from what I've been reading and watching it looks like it's going to be a good one.  If you are not familiar with the show, it's basically about a group of survivors from a catastrophic alien invasion. Steven Spielberg is the executive producer.

Any other fans of the show?  We can use this thread for discussion.

 

 

 

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April 29, 2014 10:50:38 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 

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April 29, 2014 11:53:45 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

i've never missed an episode.

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April 29, 2014 12:57:28 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

The trailer looks decent. I saw all the episodes/seasons so far, but i am not really a fan. I wish i could like it like you do, but sadly, its not there. I saw much better shows recently, and the sad part is, they were not even sci-fi.

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May 27, 2014 9:36:42 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

They had a marathon yesterday, so I watched the couple of episodes of the last season to get caught up again.

 

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June 18, 2014 1:18:51 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Top of the list of ominous things uttered by children: We don't all have to die here.

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June 20, 2014 11:43:07 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm getting excited.

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June 21, 2014 11:33:42 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I've been really enjoying the show, overall it has excellent writing, interesting and well thought out characters and pretty good special fx

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June 23, 2014 10:07:36 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yeah, I'm not really sure what to think about that premiere episode last night.

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June 23, 2014 10:52:31 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

  Who plays Chicken Little in the Series? 

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June 23, 2014 5:50:56 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I thought it was fairly typical of the show, as a season opener. Season 2, 3 and 4 basically reset the whole story with their first episode. They've done a decent job at building on the premise of each opener though, especially in season 3. That said, season 4 first episode was really all over the place. A complete mess. Hopefully that means they're building towards a more story-oriented season compared to the previous ones - like a game of thrones episode wouldn't make any sense on its own.

However, I seem to recall reading that they wanted this season to be more episodic, not less. Woe is us, if so. We definitely do not need to go back to season two and zero story progress for half a season. Before you know it, they'll be making supply runs and making hard choices "for my family!!!1" (repeat until you puke).

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July 18, 2014 12:23:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I tried it a few times but couldn't get into it.

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July 18, 2014 1:33:15 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

This being scifi and having aliens is sort of disappointment to me. It could have been so much more, but season 4 now, and i dont really feel the story has moved anywhere. The biggest change you can see are the kids - how they grew up over those 4 years. 

On slighty unrelated note, second season of Hannibal was not as great as it could be either IMO, especially the second part of the season was a letdown to me bar the final episode, Vikings did not really cross their shadow either - it was decent, but nothing jaw-dropping. Game of Thrones s04 could have been as well 3 episodes long, cause the rest felt like adding completely nothing and Helix was utter BS IMHO. Still halfway the second season of Following, but that one is hardly masterpiece either - its first season have to be famous for the stupidity of some of the characters, especially police ones...

All in all, pretty underwhelming season thus far for me. I am now moving onto Under the Dome 2nd season, but not expecting much and then perhaps i will give a try to that new Extant show... The best show i have seen this year is 10 years old The Wire, which somehow eluded me in the past, mostly cause the setting did not feel that much appealing to me - but truth to be said, its absolutely brilliant, it keeps its brilliancy across all of its 5 seasons and none of the current shows i named come close, including those better ones like Hannibal or GoT... 

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July 18, 2014 1:51:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

This looks decent enough, but I tend to avoid Sci-Fi shows in general. They're really cheesy. The last ones I've actually enjoyed were Firefly and Stargate SG1. 

I do watch The Walking Dead... and even that is pretty cheesy. I wouldn't say I really "enjoy" it. It's just one of those shows that I watch for no reason. Sort of like an addiction. Gotta see what happens next, right?

I might give this show a chance someday though. Maybe if they ever get around to tossing it up on Netflix...

Still halfway the second season of Following, but that one is hardly masterpiece either - its first season have to be famous for the stupidity of some of the characters, especially police ones...

Oh man... I stopped watching that show half way through the first season. Sure, a show needs a great antagonist... but you're supposed to have a good protagonist, too. Don't write yourself into a corner where your bad guy is leagues smarter than your good guy. 

Speaking of bad guys... you didn't mention Breaking Bad in that list of shows. I'm going to assume you haven't seen it, and then say "What's WRONG with you!?"

Not to hijack the thread or anything...

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July 18, 2014 2:31:09 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting Kevin_Walter,

This looks decent enough, but I tend to avoid Sci-Fi shows in general. They're really cheesy. The last ones I've actually enjoyed were Firefly and Stargate SG1. 

I do watch The Walking Dead... and even that is pretty cheesy. I wouldn't say I really "enjoy" it. It's just one of those shows that I watch for no reason. Sort of like an addiction. Gotta see what happens next, right?

I might give this show a chance someday though. Maybe if they ever get around to tossing it up on Netflix...


Still halfway the second season of Following, but that one is hardly masterpiece either - its first season have to be famous for the stupidity of some of the characters, especially police ones...



Oh man... I stopped watching that show half way through the first season. Sure, a show needs a great antagonist... but you're supposed to have a good protagonist, too. Don't write yourself into a corner where your bad guy is leagues smarter than your good guy. 

Speaking of bad guys... you didn't mention Breaking Bad in that list of shows. I'm going to assume you haven't seen it, and then say "What's WRONG with you!?"

Not to hijack the thread or anything...

 

You missed the ultimate act of FBI stupidity in one of the final episodes then.

If you look for less cheesier scifi, i guess i would recommend Oddyssey 5. Not the best ever, and the overall story might be considered cheese, given presence of time-travel, aliens and stuff like that, but otherwise it was actually fairly mature, I like Peter Weller because of this show.

Regarding BB, speaking for myself, OFC i have seen it and it was great. Tense as hell, on occasion i could not wait for the next episode. Cliffhangers like a bitch! Thats the way i like it. And that scene when Gus Frings went to visit the old mexican guy, that Apparat song playing in background, the inevitability of whats going to happen - utter perfection IMO.

I actually went to watch The Wire, cause it was compared to BB so much, as they both focus on the drug scene. Turned out they are not really comparable, LOL, classic example of apples to oranges, The Wire being way more believable and almost real-like i guess. Both are equally great though, at least in my eyes. Both are 9,4 on IMDB, deservedly IMO.

Finally, in that little list of mine i forgot True Detective and Fargo! These were probably the best of this year´s crop so far. 

Sorry for derailing this thread a bit too.

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July 23, 2014 12:09:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Back to Falling Skies.

I'm still not sure where they're going with the hybrid alien thing.  I think the scene with the Overseers conversing mentions something about her being a weapon, but I'm not sure.

 

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August 5, 2014 10:31:47 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Looks like they are clearing out some of the regular cast members now.

 

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August 5, 2014 4:15:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

That Lexi plot is plain stupid...

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September 2, 2014 4:06:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Well this season is done, and it looks like we have another alien race entering the picture.

 

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September 6, 2014 5:43:40 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Well damn. Humanity is all but wiped out and now the really evil aliens arrive?

That said, I'm glad season 4 focused on the greater story arcs consistently. I don't think there was a single filler, although one or two episodes didn't progress the story much.

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October 6, 2014 8:31:39 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting Heavenfall,

Well damn. Humanity is all but wiped out and now the really evil aliens arrive?

That said, I'm glad season 4 focused on the greater story arcs consistently. I don't think there was a single filler, although one or two episodes didn't progress the story much.

I am glad its just one more season left, cause i feel it has been consistently shit recently.

The worst part being those wannabe melodramatic and patriotic POS scenes, completely plastic and unbelievable.

 

This year/season was honestly pretty bad, when it comes to shows. Maybe i was just unlucky to watch the wrong ones, but seriously, there was not a single one, which would combine captivating backround story with smart screenplay and good acting. Its either one or another. And in case of Falling Skies 2014 edition, neither.

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