Falling Skies (2011– )

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Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.

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 Matt Mason (44 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Tom Mason (42 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Lyle (18 episodes, 2012-2014)
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The chaotic aftermath of an alien attack has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force. Written by Deeww

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After much promise, just yet another boring cliché fest.
6 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I could write about the characters and such, but suffice to say that it its a heap of classic "alien invasion" clichés that you already saw in stuff like "Independence Day" and most zombie stories. Boring.

But what really offends is the presumption that viewers are idiots which would swallow any stupid idea, like this of an alien civilization capable of traveling between stars (and thus knowing something that Einstein didn't see), plus the stunningly advanced science these aliens would have, and they come here to exchange blows with a bunch of rednecks and get defeated. I mean, where are their ray guns? Why don't they turn on some device that fogs the minds of all humans and make them drop like so many dead flies. Or some other of hundreds of ways an ultra-advanced civilization would have available to turn us off easily.

No. Instead they arrive here and start exchanging punches with rednecks. Sheesh. What a heap of BS.


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