"Falling Skies" renewed

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  1. phrelin

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    Jan 18, 2007
    From The Hollywood Reporter:
  2. klang

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    Oct 14, 2003
    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.
  3. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

    Jan 25, 2007
    Halifax, MA
    So far it's been a fairly good season, I will continue watching it.
  4. Galaxie6411

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    Aug 26, 2007
    Good news, I think this season is better than last years and is answering questions as well as moving the story line forward nicely.
  5. hilmar2k

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    Mar 18, 2007
    I hate these 10 episode season that are so popular these days.
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  6. phrelin

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    Jan 18, 2007
    I'm just happy they haven't adopted the Brits 6 episode season pattern.
  7. sean10780

    sean10780 Godfather

    Oct 16, 2007
    Good! this is a good summer show.
  8. peano

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    Feb 1, 2004
    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.
  9. Galaxie6411

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    Aug 26, 2007
    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.
  10. tsmacro

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    Apr 28, 2005
    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.
  11. renbutler

    renbutler Godfather

    Oct 17, 2008
    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.
  12. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    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.
  13. russ9

    russ9 Godfather

    Jan 28, 2004
    I think this season is much better than season 1.
  14. Holydoc

    Holydoc Legend

    Feb 17, 2008
    Panhandle, FL
    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.
  15. renbutler

    renbutler Godfather

    Oct 17, 2008
    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.
  16. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    It is getting interesting plot-wise.
  17. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

    Jan 25, 2007
    Halifax, MA
    Yeah, and it looks action packed with a big move ahead
  18. Maruuk

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    Dec 4, 2007
    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.
  19. thxultra

    thxultra Godfather

    Feb 1, 2005
    This show has been great this season glad to see it is returning :)

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    Aug 7, 2007
    New York
    Yup, I am liking this show..........

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