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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. Positive: 1 out of 2
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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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 15 out of 22
  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. Sep 23, 2014
    2
    This show has progressively decayed into the realm of absolutely stupid and braindead. The amount of cliche and downright cheesy in theThis show has progressively decayed into the realm of absolutely stupid and braindead. The amount of cliche and downright cheesy in the progression of this "plot" (and i use that term loosely) is enough to bring some to tears with outright laughter.

    If you're ready for another season of a handful of people spearheading the defense of earth against invaders from space, well..... I suppose this might be the show for you.

    Makes me wonder what the rest of the world is doing during all of this though. Are these handful of people all that remains of the human race? If that is supposed to be implied, then that certainly increases Falling Skies' comedy factor by a hefty margin.
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  5. Jun 24, 2014
    1
    What a revolting first episode to season 4. It starts off with smiles and happy faces and suddenly boom aliens attack and not in a good way.What a revolting first episode to season 4. It starts off with smiles and happy faces and suddenly boom aliens attack and not in a good way. The first episode has no flair to it,its boring its old it has been done. And it makes no sense. They should have cancelled this series after season 2. Good bye Falling Skies. 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. Jun 25, 2014
    0
    This show is simply stupid, boring and soooo bland I can't believe this is actually happening. The first episode starts as always, with aThis show is simply stupid, boring and soooo bland I can't believe this is actually happening. The first episode starts as always, with a boring twist and then some of the worst CGI I have ever seen. Just don't see this, could melt your brain. Expand

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