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This show totally sucks. Only reason to watch is Moon Bloodgood. One wonders though how she gets her hair so long and glorious in this world where aliens have destroyed everything. I guess an inordinate number of the survivors are Hollywood hair and makeup folks. Who chose to save their makeup kits over their kitties.
ps: I wasn't really serious. Not even MB makes show worth watching.
These writers simply do not know how to build drama or tension. In a scene that could have been fraught with tension - when the 2nd Mass is walking through the caves towards the weapon - the characters are all talking about idiotic, banal crap and in normal tomes as if they were going for a walk in the park.
In this scene the characters needed to shut-the-hell-up!
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. And it sucks! Constantly.
Why the fuck would the doctor be on this mission? Why wouldn't she tell Tom, she is pregnant? How was Tom able to beat the aline to death with that stick? It's all fake drama. The new aliens coming down in bean pods? Uh, so the only weapon the old aliens had was this new canon that can be blown up by a few idiotic humans? Where were all their ships, etc? Fucking stupid.
I thought this episode was terrific and this review a bit harsh, but to each his own.
In re Hal: remember when he and Maggie had the conversation in the jeep/truck about dark sides? Maggie was asking what his was and he said he didn't have anything dark? And then we see him looking into the mirror last night and he's very dark after Karen kissed him!
And James - I too noticed the softness in the landing alien's expression right at the end. My mind flashed: he's related to Red-Eye.
Who's good and who's evil? And you can't really tell? Surprised? Come on! Remember they're following the BSG playbook so expect the goodies to become baddies and then goodies again. I swear they even played the Cylon theme right at the end when the new alien was unmasked. I half expected to see Katee Sackhoff. Now that would have been hot!
@Realist: I didn't say Hal was harnessed. I was making the point that whatever his issue is related to the aliens is clearly different from those who are harnessed.
Sad that Dai died. I was so happy when FINALLY he and Anthony got some more lines again, because I'm still thinking there were to many (new and useless) characters this season.
The whole episode pointed at the fact that these new aliens are enemies of the overlords and that is what they were building the weapon for.
Now, was it just me, or did the face look very similar to the skitter's?
Totally agree with these statements! I can be wrong, but I guess these are the not-harnessed "Skitters" who are trying to free their enslaved fellows. But having an enemy in common doesn't mean those new aliens will still be nice to humans after the Overlords are defeated, right? So I'm really looking forward to next season.
the first season was too black and white, so when they add shades of grey its not black and white enough. Sigh.
Was thinking the same thing ;-) I actually liked the fact that neither Manchester nor the General was "the good guy" or "the bad guy". Both had strong arguments on their side.
And finally it seems that Manchester did NOT make an agreement with the Overlords (reservation and everything).
@ Gene: I agree. The Skitters getting that far on base and no one fired a around... Not very realistic. But honestly, neither is a soft General that's afraid to give an order. Not complaining though, it was a great show. But mason putting himself between the gun and his son, and then those loyal to him joining... I liked it.
They should of used this song in the episode
One scene in tonight's episode epitomizes what I like least about this show: when the rebel skitters enter the Charleston compound, and the Army just points their weapons and looks. The only realistic response at that instant would have been to open fire immediately. Instead, they stand there like statues nd allow the 2nd Mass. folks to make their oh-so-melodramatic line of human barriers. Sadly, it felt contrived rather than heroic.
Because of it's use, stopping the skitters own people from landing. Would you allow new aliens to land? Would you trust a once enemy about something that could tip the scales against the human race so greatly... if they turned out to be more enemies? But remember, the skitters were once a peaceful species.
The ending was perfect!
It was great! A 2 hour finale would have been a lot better but not complain... not in the least.
The best part... the arrival of new (and badass looking) aliens. Now, was it just me, or did the face look very similar to the skitter's? Now from what we know about the Skitter's (being enslaved via the harness for what... over a 1000 years was it?) And what we know about the harness (altering the genetic makeup)... Could this be the Original form of the skitter's before the harness??? And who can read a alien's facial expression... if its similar to a humans, to me, it seemed to have a hint of compassion.
Don't get me wrong, I loved all of the other side stories, but the new aliens, was great. When they first arrived at the overlords weapon, Ben hinted that The weapon wasn't meant for us humans... but never explained. And now I understand what Ben really meant when he said the Red-eye didn't know if he could trust the General with the info on the weapon... Because of it's use, stoppi
I'll second Dan's thought, though with less harsh language. From the review - "I am intrigued by whatever is literally bugging Hal, however. Is he remaining human, yet going dark? Is there an alien presence inside of him, as opposed to one harnessed on his back for all to see?" Ben is the brother who was at one point harnessed (and still has spikes), not Hal. That's such a basic plot point as to make me question if the reviewer has even seen most of the episodes.
so many things going on in my head. The new aliens could be allies until they take down the overlords and then they turn on us. or the new aliens could be here just to take them down and leave after its done. Bring us peace. There has to be a plot in season 3 where our ally becomes our foe.
I want to talk about Hal. Did no one else notice his sensitivity to light? Him examining his face as if he had never seen it before? His face taking on darker shades of gray for a few moments? hello?????? That bug somehow carried the essence of the Overlord. Karen wasn't too upset when her Master was beat to death by Tom.
It seems Ben was linked to Red Eye. And when Red Eye died that severed his connection to the skitters.
Anne's pregnancy works out fine, because life is messy and goes on. I am sure no one was thinking about birth control when every time they were together could be their last.
Too soon to tell about the new Aliens. But somehow Earth has suddenly become an outpost for what looks to be an ongoing alien war.
It's amazing, the first season was too black and white, so when they add shades of grey its not black and white enough. Sigh. I do agree that part of the last two episodes felt rushed but its a 10 episode series, there's only so much you can expect. Still after a major victory, its a nice little cliff hanger to keep your appetite wheted for next season.
Dan, that is a bit harsh but I agree. His read that this new race is another attacking race is too simplistic. We don't know yet if the aliens are another enemy or friend. The whole episode pointed at the fact that these new aliens are enemies of the overlords and that is what they were building the weapon for. My guess is that they are a race fighting the overlords and will be allies to the humans. This show is getting more and more compelling. Matt the reviewer wasn't paying enough attention to the episode. The change in Ben from not wanting to stay to staying clearly had many facets. Ben is worried about Hal, the Red Eye skitter told him to stay with his family and/or Red Eye's death made him feel less connected to the rebellion forces since there was a clear emotional bond happening there from the telepathic link. My only complaint is that the attack was too easy and there didn't seem like a large force protecting this very important weapon. If the overlord's are so smart
This reviewer is an idiot. Your points are so muddled to the point of being invalid. Please find someone who can actually review this show.
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