Falling Skies Seasons 1-3
Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.
I like aliens and a future setting but I’m kind of overloaded on a dystopian future. I’d much prefer a Star Trek future where shit actually looks like it gets better. If you act like the world is going to become a more shitty place to live it probably will. The power of positive thought?
Anyway. At least initially I haven’t noticed much consistency in the world. One episode when a kid with a thing on his back is woken up he can’t remember his dad but when the main character’s kid wakes up his first words are “Dad.” Doesn’t seem consistent.
The first season of a show is a lot of times the weakest. Right until the last one that is.
Second season picked up when they finally made it to Charleston but that was only a few episodes. Overall it was better than the first but still nothing much.
Third season is set seven months after the ending of the second. Noah Wyle’s character is now the president, his woman is about to give birth, and his oldest son is now in a wheelchair. The last we’d seen of him he was infected with some alien thing that seemed to control his mind? It wasn’t clear, or at least not clear to me.
The third season was definitely the best. I think the show really hit it’s stride when they arrive at Charleston. There are quite a number of characters they follow, and sometimes that can be a bit jittery as they bounce around from one to the other, but for the most part they’ve done a really good job of making me care about them.
I really liked the introduction of the new aliens in season three and the ending of the season was great. The new season starts June 22nd at 10:00 pm EST on TNT, so tonight.