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Falling Skies anyone??

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA Lounge' started by JenniferLynn, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. JenniferLynn

    JenniferLynn AKA Irish

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    I'm sure there are others here watching it... I just did a catch up over the weekend and about to watch last night's episode. What do you guys think of it?? I'm definitely enjoying it..

    and is it just me or when you saw Pope did you think, 'holy shit he looks like Glenn!!'
     
  2. J-Man

    J-Man Old as Yoda

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    Love this show, Noah Wyle is very good in this, his best since ER
     
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    This show initially looked like a gritty, semi-realistic view of a civilization fighting for survival, but it turned out to be, IMO, a cliched hack job. It's not the worst thing on TV, but the list of things I dislike about it massively outweighs the points in favor of it.

    Unlike most of the show's detractors, I have no problems with the set design and special effects, as I'm aware of the budgetary limitations that television has (especially basic cable) when compared with movies. I actually think these aspects are pretty good. My biggest complaints are about the actors/characters. I have never been a Noah Wylie fan, and I never will, and he, as a history teacher and weenie in general, is highly unconvincing as one of the best fighters in the makeshift military. Moon Bloodgood's character is vapid and annoying -- her entire race is fighting to stay alive, and she's bitching about LODGING ACCOMMODATIONS???? The military guy in charge is semi-interesting, but cliched. The bad-good guy (good-bad guy?) who is also a master chef is also semi-interesting, but I bet I could guess his story arc right now if I cared enough. The rest of the characters are as poorly-written as they come, and seem to act contrarily to how you would expect people to act in their situations. The only character I really like at all is Jessy Schram's, but she seemed (in the first three episodes, at least) to be a peripheral character -- one that I wanted to see more of, but instead got buffeted repeatedly with Noah Wylie and his annoying kids.

    It is the basic cable equivalent of a popcorn movie, and that's not really my thing.
     
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    It's the equivalent of a beach book for me: an entertaining piece of brain candy. I'm enjoying it.
     
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    I don't necessarily disagree with you, but because I'm so easily sucked in by alien / space stuff, I suppose I'll stick out the remaining 4 - 5 episodes. :)
     
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    It's a good, but not great, series. At first, I thought it would be more like what boob said, but despite that expectation, I'm still enjoying the story and I will continue to watch it.
     

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