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"Falling Skies" renewed


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#1 OFFLINE   phrelin

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:00 PM

From The Hollywood Reporter:

TNT has renewed Falling Skies for a third season.

The cable network, which recently launched rookie series Perception, has ordered 10 more episodes of the Noah Wyle-led sci-fi drama. Season three is scheduled to premiere in summer 2013.

...Thus far this season, Falling Skies has averaged roughly 4 million viewers per episode in its Sunday time slot.


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Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:26 PM

Good news although I haven't gotten around to season 2 yet. Seems a little early for the renewal but I guess the cable channels do things differently.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:49 PM

So far it's been a fairly good season, I will continue watching it.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 03:27 PM

Good news, I think this season is better than last years and is answering questions as well as moving the story line forward nicely.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:04 PM

I hate these 10 episode season that are so popular these days.
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Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:28 PM

I hate these 10 episode season that are so popular these days.

I'm just happy they haven't adopted the Brits 6 episode season pattern.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:47 PM

Good! this is a good summer show.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 07:52 AM

I like the show. But they need to polish up some things. Driving around with their headlights on and lighting up a whole hospital at night seems to be counter-productive to hiding from the aliens.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:17 AM

Yeah that bothered me as well, not to mention using more power they don't need to waste.

I hear Breaking Bad is doing 2 seasons of 8 episodes this year and the final next year. That has to kill DVD/Blu ray sales but I don't think those are a big deal any more anyway.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:26 PM

Well hell guess that means I'll keep watching it......maybe. I've watched most eps, maybe missed one or two and no I don't have a timer on my DVR for it, I haven't decided I like it enough for that. I just keep hoping it's going to get better and it's been just good enough that most Sunday nights I'll tune over to it and mostly pay attention. For me this show is just barely holding on by it's fingernails.


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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:53 AM

My wife and I both love it, and that's great because she's not into sci-fi nearly as much as I am.

Of course, sci-fi is just the backdrop, as it's really more of a human drama than anything else. (Same, although perhaps a bit moreso, as Fringe, which we both also enjoy.)

Anyway, you can really tell that the budget is a lot higher this year compared to last year.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:39 PM

I like this season a lot. I know the new showrunners felt like they were under pressure to follow up to the first season cliffhanger, almost feeling boxed in, but I think they did a great job with the season-long march to Charlotte and the conflicts encountered without and within on their journey.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:10 PM

I like this season a lot.


I think this season is much better than season 1.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:17 AM

I think this season is much better than season 1.


Though I like this show, there are quite a few scenes this year that are written poorly.
1) Person has been inside an alien ship for several weeks has spoken directly with the lead aliens, and seen and experienced the alien technology, yet we barely debrief them at all except to ask if they are ok and ready for duty. Seriously?
2) A young couple must hide from Mech's that are literally within feet of them yet they talk, flirt, and laugh with each other.
3) A plane flies in with a human pilot who can locate our group of survivors but yet the aliens cannot?
4) The traveling convoy must shield their engine heat so they will not be detected by the aliens but a prop plane with all its noise and heat goes unscathed.
5) Our heros get a plane but do not use it for any reconnaisance to ensure that the area is clear of aliens.
6) A hole gets poked in their only bridge crossing so they have to swim across the river rather than walk around the hole in the bridge.
7) Our elusive "scavengers of gas" convoy rests at a hospital and uses up their gas to run generators so that they can light up 5 floors of hospital. Luckily aliens have not learned that lights mean somebody's home or the sound of generators in the distance means available harness subjects are close. Dumb aliens.

Ok... got that off my chest. Otherwise, I like this season. Good over-arching story. It just has several really poorly written scenes.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:05 AM

2) A young couple must hide from Mech's that are literally within feet of them yet they talk, flirt, and laugh with each other.


I heard a lot of criticism about that scene. But I think it just illustrated that this war is the new normal for the 2nd Mass. The unspeakable disaster of the preceding months is the only way they see the world now.

As for the rest, yes, the show requires a certain suspension of disbelief. But one key point that might be lost is how badly the occupation is going for the aliens since the initial invasion. If they had unlimited manpower (alienpower?) and resources, of course they would be hunting down the troops and the convoys and shooting down the planes. And it's not like the resistance hasn't had its share of victories head-to-head.

Things are clearly not going well for the invaders, and the skitter rebellion might be part of the cause.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:41 PM

So far it's been a fairly good season, I will continue watching it.

It is getting interesting plot-wise.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:41 AM

It is getting interesting plot-wise.


Yeah, and it looks action packed with a big move ahead

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:35 PM

I hope they hire at least one writer who can afford a map of the Boston area. They have everything completely screwed up in the show. At one point last season they were going to "Head North" from Quincy. Placing them in the middle of Boston Harbor. You'd think they might take about 5 minutes every now and then and bother to check a map, or with somebody who actually lived there.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:46 PM

This show has been great this season glad to see it is returning :)

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:34 PM

Yup, I am liking this show..........

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