Falling Skies > Falling Skies Season Finale Review: A Lot of Dialogue, Drama > Comments Page 3
I wanted to like this show and the final two episodes of season 1. As several posters have noted, the show (and its premise) has a lot of potential. The one truly interesting (albeit just a bit predictable) idea was that the skitters are the products of bio-technological manipulation, and that the same kind of manipulation could (and is) being done to humans. As to why the humans have to be children ... perhaps that will be explained in season 2.
At the same time, some of the failures are LARGE failures. Humans were nearly wiped out by aliens (and fought back with all the military hardware available) and a vacuum-tube transmitter was able to give them pause. Really??? Moreover, the aliens (the "true" conquerors) seem surprised and interested by the resistance. Why?? All the world's military didn't surprise or interest them ... that they should be surprised or interested now seems to be just a lack of imagination by the writers. In the end, that's what is most disappointing to m
Let me get this right: We have nukes, yet the aliens were surprised to encounter resistance in the form of radio-wave interference and fire (used to melt the mech armor)? No one else finds that a bit hard to swallow?
Question to those who watched - - did I see a small, diamondish-shaped critter crawl up beside Weaver's lapel, across his shoulder and disappear behind his neck?!?!?!?!? I hit rewind several times, thinking maybe he moved his rife-strap and I was seeing the buckle move. I don't think that was it . . .
Just a few things that bothered me:
1. High-tech space traveling aliens networked together by radio transmission/frequency? And this is their downfall? What will shock me further is if the aliens cannot overcome this issue by season 2. If people are dropping their guns for hand-held radios in S2, I'll go back to watching Lost on Netflix. Atleast their main disappointment didn't come until the last episode of the series.
2. We watched Pope fire a single mech-bullet from a pistol as it entered and exited through a demonstration mech suit with ease, yet a single mech seemed to absorb each of the nearly 30 rounds from the 7-10 people defending the school before it finally gave out. Why wasn't the mech riddled with 200+ exit wounds? Maybe the demonstration used a different caliber bullet, but I am still baffled as to how many rounds of mech-bullets were used for a single mech.
3. Highly disappointed by the lack of combat. The last 4 episodes were all very passive compared to t
DaKing hit it on the head with several comments. But to take it further, so 50 or so people breaking up into even smaller groups are going to "attack" an alien stronghold on our planet? Its just so ridiculous. This show has more a Melrose Place feel to it then a desperate struggle to survive. Good to know in the post alien invasion people will still have time and reources to wash their clothes, gell their hair, and generally look like nothing happened. Congrats on making a yawner. What's next? Ewoks?
I look at it this way a couple episodes before they find out skidders were once human so now I guess all the kids that are harnessed are going to be skidders, and then if Ben could located the aliens I would think then that the aliens knew where the people were all along and then at the end when the harnessed girls said something to the fact that the aliens didn't expect resistance can't say there was much of that at all in the show and that if tom didn't go with them they would call ben back to them that tells you that the aliens knew where the boys were at all times,and to try and negotiate with the aliens would be like trying to negotiate with Obama, won't happen. I think Tom should had taken one of the armour piercring bullets and put it through the aliens head now that I would call resistance and with all the metal they have been collecting I can only imagine next season the humans will be helping the aliens repair thier ship so they can go back home. I sure hope the new writters
I dont even know what to write..... This show is so fake' and the only reason reason am still watchin is becuase there anit anything else' Makes The Walkin Dead a prize comparein to this, And this show had so much potental, I hate it when a show looks fake and bootleg' 'Flaws' TOO MANY, Sorry am ranting bout this but its just i was expecting so much more.And this review was well written
I agree with Jimmy. The alien invasion seems like a sub plot to the show really. 8/10 of the show is human vs human problems, with very little alien action. Like others have said, it was a horrible mistake not to show the battle at the alien tower. The show's previous episodes were all building to it, but then they dont even show it they just have Weaver tell Tom about it. Could you imagine not having the death star fight in star wars, and instead Luke just tells Han about it at the camp fire celebration? It's ridiculous.
I like the review up until you said you were on board for season two. This is a show written for small children. Nothing these people do makes sense in an adult world. They place an armed guard on Tom, but when they captured an alien, left it alone in the room with kids and the only doctor they had - now dead. The old guy makes a radio and it sends all the aliens running? None of these geniuses think to perhaps talk to the old guy before "bringing the fight to the aliens," on the off chance it may work? 8 mechs stand in front of the school and don't fire a single round? One episode the alien bullets can puncture engine blocks, but at the school when one fires it can't puncture a brick wall and some stacked up gargage? Oh and a flag pole doesn't boost radio signals - an amplifier does. This show is all plot holes. What occurs most of the time has little to do with an alien invasion.
The series has hired the writing team Bradley Thompson and David Weddle of Battlestar Galactica. This makes me very hopeful for the second season.
I feel insulted. Super advanced space faring aliens, who have already taken over most of the planet, cant find a group of 100+ people living for months in a high school? Advanced bipedal walking fighting machines cant see humans hiding behind bushes and sheet rock? Alien war machines are thwarted with a vacuum-tube powered radio clamped to a flagpole? TNT clearly thinks its audience is stupid. I'd like to think the writers had something clever planned, like 'the aliens know the humans are hiding at the school, but are observing them', but that plot line can be trashed, since the aliens came running to attack shortly after Rick 'told them everything'. Combine this with the obvious avoidance of showing any scenes involving special effects (such as major battles), and Falling Skies is a big disappointment..
The final episode was a disappointment. I can't believe they didn't show any of the battles or action, just boring conversations between character's. I am excited for the second season but I don't know if I will watch because it will be just another disappointment when the season comes to an end. Once again no action in the first season at all.
I was very disappointed with this final episode, and the entire season. I was hoping for an epic battle with the aliens, but instead they just skip ahead and don't show any of it. The one battle they did show, the one at the school, was very short and also a disappointment. Talk, talk talk, filler, filler, filler, reminds me a Dragon Ball Z (except at least that had lots of action too). The cliffhangers didn't draw me in at all.
They had some good ideas in this show, but it's way to boring for me to stick around for season two. I like character development, but this is too extreme. This show is a soap opera.
I was kind of disappointed. Usually I expect season finales to answer questions, to give resolution, while inserting new questions and such into the mix, but the season finale answers no questions whatsoever. If you took the last 10 minutes out of the episode, it would just be another episode.
The season finale was dull and quite boring....I expected some questions to be answered before next season. There wasn't enough encounters with Skitters or the "Grays"....it was below average.
They need to put the pedal to the metal next season or this show will be a flop.
I must say I agree on most counts. The first hour felt forced...but I was wondering why they didnt show the attack on porter and the other masses and I think it could be or two reasons. One- maybe Porter isn't dead and if we didn't see him "die" then it will be more believable
If he or any of the other groups are alive later and two-to clue us in to Toms point of view. He had to rely on what Weaver told him, and he suspected he was holding back but if we saw it we would know he was lying.
I think part of the issues with the lack of action is trying to keep up the mystery to keep us hooked.
Also, I was glad they finally moved the story along with Rick...I expected them to kill him but it was nice to see him finally have some emotion for his dad. I just wish his dad would have been able to see a glimmer of his old son before he died. All in all, I think the show is good and I'm looking forward to next season!
I enjoyed it. There were gaps, for sure, but I think with the super short season, it was difficult to get it all out there. Now that they know we love it, and are invested in it, maybe they will toss more at us next season. Give us some more credit for understanding what they want to convey with more than words.
Enjoyed the shout out to Close Encounters with Tom entering the craft, too. The whole show starts anew next year, especially since they've moved camp. I'll be waiting, and watching!
Totally agree with your review!
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