Falling Skies : Season 4

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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 19, 2011
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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  • Summary: The Mason Clan and the surviving 2nd Mass are attacked, captured, and separated from each other.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Suspense, Science Fiction

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  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Anderson
    Aug 11, 2014
    67
    While the sense of escalation is reasonably contagious, the push to the finale would feel better if it were worth investing in any of Skies' army of limp, interchangeable characters.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 19, 2014
    60
    Based on the first few hours, then, it would be premature to suggest the sky is falling. But as the producers labor to manage and advance all the show’s moving parts, they appear to have lost a couple of battles.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 15 out of 23
  1. Nov 30, 2014
    10
    Good show with a deeper plot than one would expect in a science fiction type program. The roles of the actors have been well developed withinGood show with a deeper plot than one would expect in a science fiction type program. The roles of the actors have been well developed within reason and the plot of the show. The last season was weaker for plot and the writing overall but this could become a cult classic and a real winner if the actors are given a wonderful scrip. Expand
  2. Oct 3, 2014
    9
    Most of the acting is very good and engaging (albeit a slight bit over the top sometimes).The plot is pretty darn cool and the pace isMost of the acting is very good and engaging (albeit a slight bit over the top sometimes).The plot is pretty darn cool and the pace is balanced so what's the deal with the (highly exaggerated) negative responses?

    I enjoyed season 4 alot and I ate the episodes up.

    Highly recommended for Sci-fi lovers that also have interest in the human/psychological side.
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  3. Jul 20, 2014
    5
    What happened to the excellent action and writing of the previous seasons? Why did this have to get so weird and out of touch, having an alienWhat happened to the excellent action and writing of the previous seasons? Why did this have to get so weird and out of touch, having an alien baby??? Humans becoming weird monsters from an alien experiment gone wrong??? What!! This show was great when it was all battle against the evil aliens, exploring new cities and finding other fighters...but the first few episodes of this season have been slow and disappointing. I'm still a fan, but bring back the original plot, Please!! Expand
  4. Aug 6, 2014
    2
    Season 4 = BORING. Every episode is the same -- like watching the same story over and over -- talk talk talk LEXI talk talk talk LEXI talkSeason 4 = BORING. Every episode is the same -- like watching the same story over and over -- talk talk talk LEXI talk talk talk LEXI talk talk talk. I don't care if I miss an episode. Seems like the writers lost interest or don't know where to go with this show. Expand
  5. Aug 12, 2014
    1
    Unfortunately this show has fallen completely out of the sky and has gone every direction but good. Great attempt at copying GoT's blondeUnfortunately this show has fallen completely out of the sky and has gone every direction but good. Great attempt at copying GoT's blonde being way over powered for the show. Nice introduction of three alien races only one of which that may have a slight interest of actually helping humanity prevail. They've ended up in the same place started from and over half of them are dead. For every one step victory is met with being shoved back three steps. The Nazi kid camp, very poor taste, and absolutely and utterly plot useless. Most characters have had such devastation and personal loss which is making it unbearable to watch. How many seasons does it take to win back planet Earth? Thank God season 5 is the finale, finally some closure. One or two ways for it to end either we win or the evil aliens leave a device which incinerates the entire planet cutting their losses. No need to hinge on the hope for better writing or how it's going to finally end. Expand
  6. Aug 20, 2014
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Awful, awful stuff. Watching an episode in my house takes about 15 minutes because we really can't sit through all the pointless schmaltz and events that are quite clearly going to be resolved in the same episode.

    This week it was Maggie being crippled at the start yet was cured after receiving an injection of alien handwavium. Basically they should have titled this episode "The One Where Maggie Sleeps Through Being a Cripple".

    Absolute nonsense writing. The writers are cherry picking plot points from other more successful scifi shows but do not have the skill to weave them into their own coherent narrative. A pity to see what promised to be a BSG or Walking Dead beater served so inexpertly by everyone involved.

    Bye bye Falling Skies.
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  7. Sep 1, 2014
    0
    Thank God the season is over. One of the worst seasons of TV ever. If you thought seasons 1-3 were bad, just wait to see how bad season 4Thank God the season is over. One of the worst seasons of TV ever. If you thought seasons 1-3 were bad, just wait to see how bad season 4 becomes. This show is a complete joke. By the way, i only watch to criticize and see how bad it becomes. The season premiere was one of the worst premieres and episodes ever coming to see the light of day. First, they had to use concentration camps. Seriously, they had to incorporate that. Also Anne is a bad-ass all of a sudden. She's been a complete **** in the show and now she kicks ass' Oh okay, that makes complete sense. Tom and some other characters are kidnapped again. I swear, Tom loves to get kidnapped. The season is a stupid bore fest with some of the stupidest characters on TV. Also none of the main cast is ever in any real danger because they just kill off minor and useless characters. It's funny that they think these deaths mean anything. Everyone knows a Mason can't die in the show. There's always a BS way they get out alive. There is no character development in the show period and the writing is completed by a 3rd grader. I have no idea what they're thinking when they are writing this @#$^. To me it sounds, what bs can we add into the show now. The second part of the season finale was fine, but only the Tom and Lexi moon story line was meaningful to the show. The other story line provided no real danger for the characters. Thank God season 5 is the final season. Expand

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