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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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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »



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Series cast summary:
 Tom Mason (52 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Hal Mason (52 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Matt Mason (52 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Captain Weaver / ... (52 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Anne Glass (51 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Margaret (50 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Ben Mason (49 episodes, 2011-2015)
 John Pope (48 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Anthony (46 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Lourdes / ... (38 episodes, 2011-2014)
 Cochise (28 episodes, 2013-2015)
 Dingaan Botha (22 episodes, 2014-2015)
 Dai (21 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Tector (21 episodes, 2012-2014)


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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Battle them or become them. See more »


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Release Date:

19 June 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Alien Invasion Project  »

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The name of the main band of survivors shown in the series, the 2nd Massachusetts, is taken from a real regiment of soldiers that fought in both the American Revolution and the Civil War. See more »


Referenced in Face Off: Cryptic Creatures (2014) See more »

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27 July 2011 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Normally not one to watch many TV-series but this one caught my eyes. The storyline was simple enough: a group of people trying to make ends meet in a post-apocalyptic world in the aftermath of alien invasion. Simple! But oh my was I ever wrong.

The show will probably not change your viewing-habits but it will leave you with an deep impression of the great care the creators worked by. The characters are well-written and well-acted, they have emotions and soul, personality. They seem real. The story is paced moderately and the show rarely focuses on one element, like pure action or spacey Sci-Fi-phenomena, for long but manages to find the balance between these genres, making a show everybody should be able to sit through. And enjoy :-) The setting, mood and world is believable (as believable a post-apocalyptic world would be to me) and the atmosphere reaches a point of realism yet maintaining the fourth wall. The aliens are charming and sounds like the velociraptors from 'Jurassic Park' (actually a good thing), but they are more than meets the eye. We want to know more of them, yet the show keeps them at bay. They blend seamless into the world of chaos thanks to the before mentioned care by the creators. This is not one of those series that rely on cheap jokes, puns, mundane stereotypes, half-cooked morale and whathaveyou, but rather depicts a world not unlike your own: clever and natural.

Check it out :-) BTW, my first review ever on IMDb so be gentle with the rookie :-)

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