Falling Skies 3 Seasons 2011

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While scouting for supplies, Tom, Hal and their squad encounter a gang of marauders determined to get their hands on the 2nd Massachusetts' weapons.

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42 minutes
Original air date:
June 18, 2011

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Two-Hour Series Premiere - Part 2: "The Armory"

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Season 1
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    1. Two-Hour Series Premiere - Part 1: "Live and Learn" The world is left in tatters after a sudden, unprovoked and unexplained invasion by aliens, leaving the planet's remaining human population to fight for survival against the occupiers.

    TV-14 43min June 18, 2011
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    2. Two-Hour Series Premiere - Part 2: "The Armory" While scouting for supplies, Tom, Hal and their squad encounter a gang of marauders determined to get their hands on the 2nd Massachusetts' weapons.

    TV-14 42min June 18, 2011
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    3. Prisoner of War Dr. Michael Harris (guest star Steven Weber - Happy Town) joins the 2nd Mass with a theory about what might save the teenagers abducted by the aliens.

    TV-14 41min June 25, 2011
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    4. Grace Tom and his team head out to track down more motorcycles for the 2nd Mass., relying on Pope to guide them to a good location.

    TV-14 41min July 2, 2011
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    5. Silent Kill Hal comes up with a risky new plan to rescue captured teenagers from the aliens, but it might require putting someone at risk.

    TV-14 42min July 9, 2011
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    6. Sanctuary, Part 1 Lt. Terry Clayton (guest star Henry Czerny - The Tudors) of the 7th Mass arrives with word that the aliens are on their way to attack the 2nd Mass.

    TV-14 42min July 16, 2011
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    7. Sanctuary, Part 2 Hal takes the lead fighting an unexpected threat against the children of the 2nd Mass.

    TV-14 42min July 23, 2011
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    8. What Hides Beneath The 2nd Mass. prepares to take the fight to the invaders with an assault on one of their bases.

    TV-14 42min July 30, 2011
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    9. Mutiny As the 2nd Mass. prepares for a major assault, divisions within the ranks threaten to tear the group apart. Tom has difficulty processing the profound implications of Anne's latest discovery.

    TV-14 42min August 6, 2011
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    10. Eight Hours With Weaver leading several squads of fighters against the aliens, Tom remains behind to help protect the civilians as they evacuate. But a major breach in security endangers both the soldiers and the civilians. Tom is confronted with a decision that may lead him to discovering what the aliens want with the captured teenagers, humankind and the planet.

    TV-14 40min August 6, 2011

Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Thriller, Action
Director Greg Beeman
Supporting actors Drew Roy, Jessy Schram, Maxim Knight, Seychelle Gabriel, Peter Shinkoda, Mpho Koaho, Sarah Carter, Colin Cunningham, Will Patton, Bruce Gray, Martin Roach, Dylan Authors, Brent Jones, Dan Petronijevic, Brian Frank, James Collins, Yulia Lukin, Llyane Stanfield
Season year 2011
Network TNT
Executive Producer Greg Beeman
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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It is a very good character driven show with a wonderful cast and great story line.
Kelly
Very pleased with all aspects, from relatable, human drama to plot progression to dialogue to character development.
Bradley Hill
I love the show and enjoyed watching the first season again, now that the third one is just about in the can.
Paula Hurren

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Format: DVD
When the TNT network announced a Spielberg produced science fiction epic for its summer slate of programming, I was eager to sample the wares. With its massive advertising campaign, the network clearly had high expectations--and initial ratings were strong and instantaneous causing the show to receive an immediate second season order. Season One consists of ten episodes that weave a solid story of survivors in the aftermath of an alien invasion. Channeling a low key energy, as opposed to a pulse pounding tone, the show does a nice job establishing every day folks caught up in extraordinary circumstances. The piece's central theme is that we're all heroes in our own way and we're all stronger for standing together. It is a remarkably earnest presentation that remains mildly downbeat without ever seeming hopeless. This matter-of-fact feel is both one of the strongest elements of the show, but also one of the things that kept me from truly investing in the drama.

In truth, there is nothing particularly revelatory in the plotting of "Falling Skies." While I enjoyed the creature conception of the skitters (one of the alien life forms), admired the ambitious special effects, and was intrigued by some of the concepts (particularly the harnessed children)--I couldn't escape the general feeling that I'd seen it all before in countless similar variations. With a familiar feeling narrative, then, it is left to the screenwriters and the characterizations to make the show really pop. And I'm not sure that a memorable cast of characters has yet to evolve. Noah Wyle does most of the heavy lifting and makes an admirable every man hero. But many of the peripherals don't really stand out as interesting or fully developed individuals. When Steven Weber shows up for a few episodes, he creates real passion.
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55 of 65 people found the following review helpful By MISTER SJEM TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 31, 2012
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Produced by Stephen Spielberg and teleplay contributions by a number of writers, including Robert Rodat (best known for SAVING PRIVATE RYAN) and Mark Verheiden (who wrote 9 episodes for the new BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and will be an executive producer for the upcoming DARK TOWER series). First off, this is not INDEPENDENCE DAY, people. It's a grim survival tale of humans almost wiped out by an alien invasion some six months ago. The remnants we focus upon are roughly 300 men, women and children and most of them have no military experience.

There's an interesting opening in which the children explain an alien invasion of Earth through drawings to their teachers. Electricity and satellites are knocked out and something like over 90% of humanity is gone. About the only reason the humans are able to even mildly resist is simply that the alien force has left the planet with garrisons but you don't know what's happening over the rest of the world which leads to some intriguing presumptions and rumors. Said garrisons have giant bots helping them and the sinister means to mind control the human children through "harnesses" (alien membranes that attack from the neck all the way down to your lower back). Even when the children are freed from the harnesses there are surprises like the aliens finding ways to control those children at opportune times.

Noah Wyle, a military professor turned sub commander, is the main character in this tale who tries to give hope to the survivors even though his wife is dead and his middle child has been taken and harnessed by the invaders. Wyle is good enough in his role but
acting is all over the board.
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112 of 144 people found the following review helpful By Music maven on October 22, 2012
Format: DVD
With a premise like this, Falling Skies should have been a real winner. There should have been lots of tension, action, and philosophy. Instead, we have lots and lots and lots of quiet conversation, down time, and what is presumably meant as character development, but which just comes across as filler, meaningless chat, and stock characters. If the planet were really devastated by aliens and people were hunted by advanced machines, the remaining people would be desperate, frightened, and frazzled. But the characters here are relaxed, chatty, and might as well be on vacation. Other than the very infrequent moments when they are actively encountering the aliens, there is no sense at all that any aliens exist. And how is it that these advanced, interstellar travelers can't see a group of 300 people traveling together on foot? The production values are cheap and easy, and while the digital work on the aliens is at least acceptable, there is far too little of it. TV budgets are not movie budgets, of course, but look at what Spielberg can do with sounds and the implied presence of hostile aliens in a movie like War of the Worlds. Lack of money doesn't have to mean lack of effectiveness. This show should be much, much better than it is.
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80 of 106 people found the following review helpful By William L. Brown on September 26, 2013
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The first episodes drew me in, and I stuck with it longer than should have (to the first episode in second series). It gets worse and worse. Don't get sucked in like I did! RUN AWAY!

It becomes clear that this is geared for young adolescent males. It is a 15 year old boy's fantasy. A teen boy and his dad are the focus. They shoot guns, play war together, bond, never bathe, strike rugged poses, walk through a vaguely war-torn suburbia (war-torn for the most part is over-grown bushes and litter). The girls are hot. Both love-interests for the teen-boy are blonde. One is girl-next-door, the other is trashy. They may have smudges of dirt here and there, but their pants are skin-tight and they walk like models. The main teen is, of course, a star lacrosse player.

Most of the first season takes place in a school building, a place every teen-boy would love to see shut down, then converted to a war headquarters so they could strut down the halls with an automatic weapon casually strapped to their chest.

As in a teen-boy's fantasy, there isn't much realism. More like convenience-ism. SO many plot holes. Really, the aliens use earth ammunition in their advanced weapons?

The high school biology lab is the hospital. It always has one or two patients at a time- usually the principal characters. The hot doctor in boots has no problem being grubby as she works on patients. They made one raid on a drug store and never seem to run out of medications after that.

Others have noted how hundreds of people in "the resistance" hang out in open fields, highways, public buildings with lit fires and all kinds of activities, yet the aliens with their superior technology can't see them.
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