Falling Skies: Season 3
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Available on a 3 Disc DVD and 2 Disc Blu-ray, the #1 hit TNT series Falling Skies is back with all ten 44 minute episodes from the series 3rd season, plus 3 hours of Special Features! Falling Skies season three opens seven months after the 2nd Mass arrived in Charleston. Tom (Noah Wyle) has been elected as a political official of Charleston, but he has his hands full as the resistance continues to battle the alien invaders. The newly formed alliance Tom formed with a new alien race gains them their first real advantage in the war against the invading Espheni.]]>
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Too much "padding" in each episode. During season 2 I think I fast forwarded through over half of each episode, waiting for something to happen. This show is a weird blend of a war movie and a touchy-freely chick flick. I like both genres, but not a mashup of them together. This show I mostly want to know the sci fi story, so I get impatient when the story doesn't "move on" very fast.
Too many dumb plot points. A 50 cal mounted on a jeep that survives episode after episode - that's the first thing the aliens would take out in a firefight. People firing automatic weapons at mechs that have been shown to be impervious to regular bullets. Also the TV-usual advanced automated weapons that somehow have lousy aim - they would surely have AI that could to hit almost 100% on the first shot. Large groups of people moving down open roads, and other times loud vehicles on patrol, but the advanced aliens somehow can't find them immediately, even though the vehicles always have their headlights on. Lots of times when the aliens could have easily taken out everyone with their air units, but instead use mechs or foot soldier aliens. Lots of other dumb things.
Some writers, such as Jullian Fellowes (Downton Abbey), say that as the writer gets to know the actual actors portraying the characters, the writer can go into more depth using those persons as inspiration. I have also noticed that the cast in season one can be quite wooden and embarrassing. Star Trek Next Generation comes to mind. It was terrible the first season, even with Tasha Yar. It improved noticeably after that. It was a Ed Woods nightmare come to life.
Falling Skies has been good sci fi since the first episode, in my opinion. It comes from DreamWorks TV, Steven Spielberg, always a good thing. The star Noah Wyle I see listed as a producer.
I have been a sci fi & fantasy fan since the 1960s and this is one of the best TV sci fi shows I've see. I liked Jericho and Defiance, this one is as good or better than these, except I liked the bathing white skin aliens in Defiance. No sexy stuff here, though.
The characters are all good, all quite different, and difference are nuanced and not made comic bookish. The aliens are good, well, some are bad, but they are good bad. The three kids are also a good touch. Lots of generational mixing. It's not all about misunderstood teenagers; in fact, the kids are mature.
In case you need telling; I like this show and recommend it to sci fi lovers.
Was it a masterpiece? Not in my book no. But in an age when science fiction is constantly belittled and berated, and when scifi shows that make you feel good become scarcer, I for one am thoroughly thankful for this well done, 5 season long, well-wrapped up scifi thriller.
Aliens attacking earth - it's probably gonna happen someday and these characters are some menacing, some you warm to, but they are aliens and pretty incomprehensible which you'd expect. Lots of twists and turns and betrayals and misunderstandings, but most plot twists don't go on and on until you wish they'd just figure it out already which is a flaw in some TV I've seen. There are a few that are really concerning that you're wishing to heck they could figure it out even though you're often surprised when they do.
I'm going to follow this series right to the end, and it's getting nothing but more and more thrilling as it goes on.