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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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 Tom Mason (52 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Hal Mason (52 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Matt Mason (52 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Captain Weaver / ... (52 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Anne Glass (51 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Margaret (50 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Ben Mason (49 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 John Pope (48 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Anthony (46 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Lourdes / ... (38 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Cochise (28 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Dingaan Botha (22 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Dai (21 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Tector (21 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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We're not just fighting for our lives. We're fighting for our existence. See more »


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The screeching sound of the skitters when they run is the same sound effect used for the raptors in The Jurassic Park films. See more »

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Featured in 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys (2011) See more »

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I am totally hooked on this show.
10 August 2011 | by (UNC, North Carolina) – See all my reviews

I do not understand why so many people are being so harsh regarding this show. Yeah, its basically "The Walking Dead", except with aliens...but I think this is a good thing. Unlike "V", this is a show that focuses on the survivors. Many reviewers have said that the characters are clichés. However, I would simply call them archetypes and I thoroughly enjoy watching most of the characters when they are on screen. It seems that many reviewers have based their opinions on the first 2 episodes. However, with so many characters, it takes time to get to know them. The show definitely starts off at a slow-burn. I think many people are having the same problem with this show as they did with "48 Days Later". Many people wanted to see a zombie horror movie. However, once they realized that the movie was a human drama and the zombies where more of a situation that humanity had to deal with, the reviewers whined that the movie sucked. "Falling Skies" is the same way. The show is not about aliens. The alien invasion is just the situation. The show is about the human drama that is the result of the situation. Watch more than just 2 episodes before you form an opinion. I think that you will enjoy it.


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