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Although i would agree that it would be impossible for them to get inside the compound without any reaction.
In the caves why do they talk crap (summarising another post) Maybe that is their way of coping with the danger they are about to face? There was 1 relevant comment to their situation when it was stated that those scorpion like bugs could be around.
Also some have mentioned why cant the advanced aliens wipe out a few remaining humans. Jesus then there wouldnt be a show. Also if i recall correctly earlier on in the series it was pointed out that the aliens were not as advanced as first thought.
I also was reminded of the skitters when looking at the new aliens. I think the episode made it clear that these are enemies of the overlords. Whether the enemy of our enemy is our friend remains to be seen and that makes me impatient for the 3rd season.
Not the greatest last 2 episodes but i will still be back for season 3. People are complaining about the decisions some of the characters make and dont understand them, that is your opinion.
Someone posted about why they would send their Dr. on the mission. Well why not, it is likely someone would get injured on the mission and may need the help of a doctor, plus its not like she is the only one; there is more than 1 doctor in Charleston.
She didnt tell Tom she was pregnant. Well hes about to go on a mission why give him some news that would distract him. A distraction could get him killed. Its logical and by the way not all women find out their pregnant and tell the father straight away, they get used to the idea themselves first before revealing the fact.
Gene why would you fire instantly on the skitters after you have been told some may be rebels? Soldiers wait for orders they dont act impulsively. Although i would agree that it would be impossible for them to get inside t
Here's an example: The only reason the doctor went on the mission to blow up the lins, was so that they could have a scene where the harnessed girl is about to zap her with the giant pixie stick and then somehow "senses" she is pregnant.
No one would risk one of the only doctors left on a military mission. That moment is indicative of how the writers view the audience. Instead of working their asses off to develop a believable scenario - they take he easiest route an pot the pregnant doctor who hasn't told the father she is pregnant, in jeopardy. That's just lazy writing and a very ham handed way to create "drama." There were at least half a dozen others - in fact almost every plot point is about creating dramatic situation, instead of actual drama. Really, was anyone ever the least bit afraid they'd zap the pregnant woman? or that any of the people who actually have more than 2 lines an episode would die?
Personally I love sci fi. I don't watch every episode of FS because the writers/producer/network broke the two basic rule of good sci fi.
1. They don't treat the audience as intelligent
2. They created a world without creating the basic rules of that world - or else they just break them.
There is a way to make it believable that humans could survive an attack by aliens with massively advanced technology and then create a viable resistance (however unlikely in a real scenario), but the crators of FS didn't do that. They got lazy and took the audience for granted and that is offensive to me as a sci fi fan.
Can't believe the amount of negative comments about this show. Very solid second season and I for one am glad it will be back for a third. I'm also intrigued as to what sort of person watches two seasons of a show they don't like. You know the fact your all still watching it might have something to do with it being renewed for a third?
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On earth - in a city - people can't hide. Earth is large, but it is nothing like space. Small groups (2 to 10 or so) mnight be able to survive, but aliens capable of intergalactic travel could certainly track, find and easily destroy groups larger than that, no matter where they were.
The characters talk about living on the razor's edge of survival, but they don't look or act like it even in the midst of battles where they usually enter without any actual plan or backup. The show is a family drama with aliens taking the place of high school bullies.
That's bad writing and producing. This show shouldn't be called Falling Skies, it should be called My So Called Alien Life.
I totally get the harsh criticisms. The networks spend tens of millions to create a sci fi show for fans of the genre and then fill it with tropes and cliches. BSG gave us a few human survivors hopelessly outmatched by a massive Cylon culture. They would, at times, push the cylon story to the background to focus on more internal and human issues such as politics, rivalries, sexuality, etc. But they did so intelligently and realistically.
What that show got right, and this is something FS hasn't even considered, is that the survival trumps everything. It trumps politics, sexuality, factions, love, everything. First you fight to survive, then you go for the rest. In deep space the Galactica could hide in the enormity of the universe so they had time to explore other basic human necessities such as politics and sexuality. It also pointed to a theme in the show - humans are their own worst enemies.
On earth - in a city - people can't hide. Earth is large, but it is nothing like space
Oh heavens to Betsy @DeAnn! Why do those wascally wabbits watch for goodness sake? Why?! Oh why!?
Maybe because we love the SciFi genre @DeAnn and there is precious little of it on tv and even less of the quality of BSG2.0 or SG-1. Shows like Mars Attacks, I mean Falling Skies are just about watchable because I like aliens and spaceships and stuff. But I dont like poorly developed characters or silly (as opposed to improbable) plots and this show has them in spades. It's sucking up my sci fi tv space like a great big black hole so I feel it is my right, nay obligation, to criticise it.
I guess an inordinate number of the survivors are Hollywood hair and makeup folks. Who chose to save their makeup kits over their kitties.
A similar thought struck me as I looked at Ben, just back from living rough with the skitters, and his hair looks all neat and nicely trimmed at the back. Maybe, I thought, the skitters have a few skilled hairdressers along as crew members.
i loved the episode but why are they only in charleston for 2 episodes? these aliens conquered the whole human race but they cant guard an anti-aircraft gun? where are they going with all this and why arent they watching stargate sg1 to see how a real sci program builds characters and more importantly, factions
Everyone needs to read William Tenn's "The Liberation of Earth". Great story, and may well be what's to happen here! Suck air, my children, suck air!!
I agree with DeeAnn, if you don't like the show don't watch it , why so many critical posts.
I am not saying the finale was perfect, however, it was better then 99% of the shows on the air.
For me the first season was OK, but I really enjoyed this season.
I hope the bug in Hal is found quickly or aliens will follow them where ever they go. That was a bit of a gap for me, I saw him kissed and passed out, after the bug they found in Tom I would want to check him over carefully and have a guard posted at all times.
I think this new alien is there to help. I think the first group have gone around the universe messing with many civilizations and maybe word has gotten out of the rebel skitters! I wonder why Ben went back, did Red eye tell him too, that the rebels are finished because he died?
Humans write the stories of course we are either going to win... or we are wiped out or made into slaves or turned, there is not other way to end the story at least not that I can think of
Alien invaders who wiped out all earth armies.
Alien invaders who wiped out all earth armies who?
Alien invaders who wiped out all earth armies who wiped out all of earth's armies but can't kill a few people who send untrained doctors on military missions to use high explosives.
Following this scenario, when Obama sent in the military to kill Osama Bin Laden, he should have replaced some of the navy seals with pregnant female doctors and high school kids with little military training. He also should have had them be as noisy and talkative as they wanted as they approached the camp. No need for stealth copters guys, just walk on up talking in loud voices about stupid shit like losing weight, rollerskating or whatever. O yeah and don't bother placing a guard on that HUGE open hallway over there. I'm sure no skitters... err terrorists will come out of it.
HA! On a show about aliens invading the earth, the best the writers can do is to create yet more aliens coming to earth? These aliens mastered galactic travel, wiped out earth's armies, yet they can't kill a few of the most idiotic humans ever to walk the earth, or defend their most powerful and important weapons? And these new aliens plan was what? Lets go to earth and hope some idiot humans who are thousands of years behind us technologically can destroy the weapons that will blast us from the sky when/if we land. Fantastic plan. And you want those aliens as allies? You can have them. I'd have left the 2nd Mass long ago. In any real scenario these people would all be food.
"If you don't like the show don't watch!"
If you don't like negative comments don't read!
Dai wasn't a character. Any person on a show that says less than 20 lines of dialog over an entire season, and those lines are: "let's go!" "ready to kick some skitter butt!" "Yeah!" isn't developed any more than a roll of film found under the sofa. His death inspired about as much sadness in me as if one of the pepperoni's on my slice of pizza fell to the floor. Less actually.
Overlords can toss skitters across a room like kittens - and skitters can toss humans across a room like kittens - yet people believe a human (Tom - who is a complete pussy) could beat an overlord to death with a stick with 4 hits. That's like saying a two year old could beat an adult to death with a plastic bat. How did people become so idiotic?
turning the tide against the original aliens and that the 2nd Mass and other groups of rebels will be able to start wresting the planet back from the invading forces.
I think Noah Wylie and Moon Bloodgood are excellent actors, and I really look forward to the next season of this show.
Wow, I agree with the commenter who said that there are way too many negative comments here...if you hate the show, for heavens sake don't waste your time watching it!
Though it has taken me awhile to warm up to this show, mainly because I don't like shows that are depressing and dark and have little or no hope for humanity, Falling Skies has become an excellent show that highlights the best and worse of humanity while giving us nuanced stories and characters we can believe in. I loved that Annie's pregnancy was found out and that Tom was glad that they're having a child together. His sons are, for the most part, good young men, and I think he's an awesome dad. Though giving birth on the move is likely to be dangerous, I think that if anyone can manage it, it would be Annie.Babies are signs of hope and renewal, and the 2nd Mass can use all the hope it can get. I think the new aliens will be allies against the fishheads and others, and I hope that the 2nd Mass will be able to start tu
The new alien practically had puppy-dog eyes. I'm not going to rely on that to tell me if it's friend or foe, though LOL
Hal has something alien in him, now. That creature went into his ear. I couldn't watch--I couldn't watch when that happened in Wrath of Khan, either. Ewwwww.
Moon's hair being in that dirty sink when she was puking almost made ME puke :( UGH.
Terry O'Quinn--why was he there, again? I don't seem to be able to figure out why they bothered.
We'll be back to watch next year--I'm glad they are hitting the road again and that Ben is back. Mason was right--Charleston isn't a good fit for the 2nd Mass!
The dialog is still horrible and the decisions the people make are idiotic.
Also whats up with this 10 episode crap? If they don't even see it as worth at least 13 episodes then just cancel it.
Hmmm.....I didn't even realize it was the season finale! So, no, it was less cliffhanger than most of the regular shows. I do love the series, though, so I will leave it on the DVR to record next year.
If this new alien race is another enemy, kiss humanity good-bye...the reason for the armament pointed at the sky by the overlord was to keep these guys from reaching earth, i.e. means while they may not be technically allies, they aren't friends with the overlords either. I was sorry to see Dai killed-off as well, I liked his character and would have liked to see it developed more. As for Hal, I think that bug will be found out rather quickly if it has changed is persona very much. Yeah to Tom and Anne expecting a child; as said in other comments, even in the face of war - Life goes on; and as Tom pointed out if the human race is to survive you have to bring a child into it.
As I read through the comments and see all the negative thoughts, I wonder if you don't like what you see WHY WATCH! This show is interesting, has likeable characters, great CG effects. It is not heavy duty drama; it is a light duty hour of summer TV. Common guys get real.
Insubordination, that is.
duty for his many acts of subordination. This show is too soft.
This is what's wrong with this entire series. It constantly takes the wrong tone. They are trying to make an edgy, end-of-the-world show and give it a Hallmark after school special sensibility.
I agree with this. I am constantly comparing this show in my mind with The Walking Dead. Similar end-of-the-world situation. It's do-or-die for these people. In TWD there is little or no sentimentality. The tone is harsh and bleak. It's what makes that show compelling.
Falling Skies settles for too easy heroics and "feel-good" moments. The characters talk about having their backs against the wall, but they often fail to act that way. Ben would have killed or sent packing instead of given a rifle from the very first moment it was known he could still "hear" the aliens. Red Eye would have been blasted rather than safely escorted to a holding cell. The Overlord would have shot instead of interrogated. Tom would have been shot, throw in the brig, or at least dismissed from military dut
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