Falling Skies: Season 2
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The mystery deepens for the remaining survivors of the massive alien invasion as Falling Skies returns for its second season with mysterious new creatures. Three months have passed since former college professor, father of three and unlikely leader of the civilian resistance group Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) went willingly with the aliens on one of their ships to free his son and learn their plans. Nobody has seen or heard anything from him during this time, and his absence has taken its toll on his sons. Ben and his older brother, Hal, have stepped up as fighters but quickly clash as they both seek to secure their roles as leaders in their father's absence. Many lives have been lost since Tom left, but the survivors of the 2nd Mass still struggle on with courage and resilience. In the first season, our heroes coped with the trauma of losing their world; in this season, they take action and fight back!]]>
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I believe that Falling Skies achieves these qualities satisfactorily. While my mind occasionally does ponder the obvious contradictions (90% of the people, including the military, have been wiped out, but these rag tag fighters aren't destroyed in the same fashion), I still find the story line intriguing enough to overlook these technicalities.
Overall, this series holds its own against any other shows in this genre, and continues to gain traction with new viewers.
While I cannot give it five stars overall, much of what the show does is five star. Why the holdout on the final star? Predictability. Yeah, it's that "saw it coming" thing that takes it down a peg - but don't let that be a dissuading issue. It is a little difficult to surprise people much these days... and some of the things we know are going to happen are actually what might really happen.
The battle continues, things change, and the story arc - the part I really want to talk about, without spoiling anything - continues to unfold and press forward, which makes this show all the better.
As mentioned before, a fifth and final season is a guarantee. And because the length of the show appears to have been planned as a finite story, we are being given a beginning, a middle, and an end - the substance of all good storytelling, and one executed by J. Michael Strasynski in Babylon 5, which he planned as a five year story arc with defined events at specific points during the arc, to tell the story.
So I am invested now. And I am enjoying the stories. They don't get bogged down in a repetition of the same things over and over. We are being given substance, a reason events occur, each a piece of the puzzle that is this story. And as they present each episode as a chapter in a story, it moves us forward, sometimes without quite understanding why. But we don't need to know why, until it's time we have to know why. That is the work of a well told story, to draw us forward, not by morsels, but by giving us something more than crumbs to chew on. It keeps us coming back, pressing forward.Read more ›
So far FS is going great! This is the only series that I've seen completely from episode 1 season 1 and still love it. :)
GREAT Sci-fi stuff if you like this topic.
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how can you not get hooked?
UPDATE: Season 3 was short, wanting more!
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I love the good actors they are convincing and new, not mainstream actors. I don't like that their are some inconsistencies in this season or random things that are left unsolved... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
Panned by some critics and sci-fi devotees, week after week each season we were drawn back in anticipation of the outcome of each succeeding episode. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
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