• Network: TNT
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 19, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 47
  2. Negative: 6 out of 47

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  1. Jul 15, 2013
    0
    Everything that was bad about this show got worse, still. Incredible as it may seem, they managed to make utterly pointless nonsense even more utterly pointless, except where they just kept it as pointless as it was. The humans are still fighting with weapons that two seasons ago they found out were pretty much completely useless. Almost every single character fails to convey the idea that he is a thinking organism who's neural setup does more than just regulate air intake, heartbeat and digestion. The stupidity shown in the show is simply unbearable. Expand
  2. Sep 22, 2013
    8
    Falling Skies sustains its momentum that the series generated over two seasons. In season three, you will spend a little less time watching massive alien battles and invest more deeply in the characters that you've spent the past couple years getting to know something I felt the first season lacked heavily on. If you've been watching this show for two seasons, there's no reason to shy away from its third. There's room to grow, but unlike heavy CGI-dependent shows like Tera Nova which saw the axe after a season or two, Falling Skies has enough weight behind it to carry on. One can only hope that the teams working to move this series along can only achieve greater heights and drive this show to the next level of excellence. There's so much potential that has yet to be tapped a great sign for a show that's already good as-is. Expand
  3. Aug 7, 2013
    5
    As charming as the show has been, season three just falls way short of expectations. It felt like it had a new set of writers that wasn't quite sure how the Falling Skies formula works. The setup to Season 4 is interesting, the show felt like it became a caricature of itself in S3.
  4. Dec 23, 2013
    7
    Great show. There is some bad acting here and there, but nothing big. This show is like the Walking Dead, but with Aliens. The Story is not bad, but there was one episode that waist my time. You should check it out if you love the Walking Dead, post-Apocalypse theme, and aliens.
  5. Jan 27, 2014
    1
    I am a sci fi and horror addict. I stopped watching this show because it was boring and PREDICTABLE! In my head, I knew what was coming next and, sure enough, it did. UGH!!! This show is pathetic.
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Chris Conaton
    Jun 10, 2013
    60
    When Falling Skies is clicking, it remains a very entertaining show that fills a niche.
  2. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Jun 7, 2013
    60
    It's hard enough keeping track of the aliens in Falling Skies, but the first few episodes introduce so many new challenges and mysteries it makes my head hurt thinking about them.
  3. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Jun 6, 2013
    70
    The humans are still mostly good guys. Their dilemmas and antics--including blowing up a nuclear plant and giving birth to an infant who can stand up in her crib a few hours later--remain fun to watch.