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Falling Skies: “Live and Learn” & "The Armory" OAD 6/19/11 ***spoilers***

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by phrelin, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. RobertE

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    Always the ray of sunshine arn't you. :rolleyes:

    With an "alien invasion" show/movie, there really aren't a whole lot of major variables to the story.

    If the show isn't to your liking fine, but I happen to enjoy it. Please take the threadcrapping elsewhere.
     
  2. trainman

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    Sherman...
    Widely panned by anonymous curmudgeons on the Internet, you mean? 82% of critics tracked by Rotten Tomatoes gave it a favorable review.
     
  3. RunnerFL

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    I still see no comparison to V... Again, in V they aren't out right invading and the ships hovering over haven't taken over. 95% of the population in V still believed the aliens were there for good. in Falling Skies 100% of the population know it's an invasion force up to no good.

    Oh, and thanks for ruining Super 8 for those of us who haven't seen it!
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

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    I'm about 1/3 through the second hour. It's strenuous watching for me because I just don't think the acting is very good. There is some basic tension but it just isn't quite "there yet." Maybe the rest of it will improve.

    Also, for anyone raised in New England, there are downright painful parts. I'm not sure that the writer ever visited New England; it seems more like he got the place names from Google Maps. Certainly the production designer has never been to New England. When they are in "Back Bay," (and folks, it's referred to properly as the Back Bay) it looks like a quiet, woodsy suburb.

    Here's the real Back Bay:

    [​IMG]

    At least no one is even attempting a Boston accent.
     
  5. RunnerFL

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    And that's wicked cool by me. :)
     
  6. oldschoolecw

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    Hey Stuart, where would you like me to park your car:)
     
  7. Stuart Sweet

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    Harvard Yard of course. Although a true Bostonian knows that's nowhere near the Back Bay.
     
  8. djlong

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    Oh for an editor who could have edited one line to say "take route 3 northwest to {Burlington|Lowell|Nashua NH}"... (instead of REVERE!)
     
  9. trainman

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    Sherman...
    Hey, at least they didn't have them say "take the 3," as Southern Californian writers sometimes manage to slip into scripts.
     
  10. Stuart Sweet

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    Mr. Long, you're from an area near where I grew up, so I figured you'd see my point.
     
  11. Maruuk

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    Disagree all you want on the show content. Take the personal cyberbullying elsewhere pal. It violates forum rules. 'Nuf said.
     
  12. Maruuk

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    Gee, I hope it's not a spoiler to say the V aliens are, in fact, invading including massive infiltration and media control, and they have giant ships hovering over our cities! And they look like monsters. Oh wait, the thread title literally says...SPOILER.

    There is some talk that Falling Skies gets better as it goes along. It would practically HAVE to. No place else to go but up. BTW, it was filmed in Toronto. Sounds like it was CAST in Toronto from the dialog. Heck, maybe in Toronto Rt. 3 goes...EAST![​IMG]
     
  13. RASCAL01

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    I did not know that frank was an actor :D

    Did you see the Florida billboard? I have never seen a Florida billboard in MA.:nono2:
     
  14. phrelin

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    Northern...
    As I noted above:
    Maybe they should hire good continuity and fact checkers rather than use interns, but geesh, the aliens don't look like the aliens one typically sees in the Boston area either.:nono2:
     
  15. pfueri

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    Tried to watch another week ! Had to drop it off my series link . Fell asleep watching it again ! Why is it when big movie directors try todo TV they mostly fail ?
     
  16. oldschoolecw

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    Whatcha talkin bout Willis:lol:
     
  17. Doug Brott

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    For the record .. SPOILER in the title is only for the two episodes in the title name. Oh and while 'V' is probably OK due to it's age and (apparent) similarity (I didn't watch), Super 8 is out right now, today in the theaters. I'm not a spoiler freak myself, but it's bad form to talk about those plot lines in a thread NOT devoted to Super 8. SPOILER does not mean you can spoil every show .. Just the one we're talking about.
     
  18. yosoyellobo

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    Anybody have any theories on why the aliens have a need for human slaves?
     
  19. RunnerFL

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    To gather scrap metal...
     
  20. Galaxie6411

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    I thought maybe they were used to run the mechs, especially after the comment about the mechs being bipeds and the aliens not.
     

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