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Falling Skies 

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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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Series cast summary:
Noah Wyle ...  Tom Mason 52 episodes, 2011-2015
Drew Roy ...  Hal Mason 52 episodes, 2011-2015
Maxim Knight ...  Matt Mason 52 episodes, 2011-2015
Will Patton ...  Captain Weaver / ... 52 episodes, 2011-2015
Moon Bloodgood ...  Anne Glass 51 episodes, 2011-2015
Sarah Carter ...  Margaret 50 episodes, 2011-2015
Connor Jessup ...  Ben Mason 49 episodes, 2011-2015
Colin Cunningham ...  John Pope 48 episodes, 2011-2015
Mpho Koaho ...  Anthony 46 episodes, 2011-2015
Seychelle Gabriel ...  Lourdes / ... 38 episodes, 2011-2014
Doug Jones ...  Cochise 28 episodes, 2013-2015
Keith Arbuthnot ...  Skitter Alien / ... 23 episodes, 2011-2015
Treva Etienne ...  Dingaan Botha 22 episodes, 2014-2015
Peter Shinkoda ...  Dai 21 episodes, 2011-2013
Ryan Robbins ...  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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Release Date:

19 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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Untitled Alien Invasion Project See more »

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The most wholesome apocalypse ever will bore you to tears.
25 April 2014 | by thisjustinshermanSee all my reviews

I've watched far too much of this show. I really don't know why I've done it to myself. Some masochistic urge I think, perhaps self-inflicted punishment for that candy-bar I stole when I was a kid.

I really wanted to like this show. High production value sci-fi, post-apocalyptica, alien invasions, sign me up! Alas what I thought was going to be an exciting and action-packed drama, a gritty and realistic look at Humanity attempting to survive and stay human in the face of totally overwhelming odds, turned out to be something very, very different... a sort of pseudo-metaphor for the economy that espouses American exceptionalism wholeheartedly, and simply cant stop waxing patriotic every five bloody minutes.

First off, the odds aren't overwhelming. At all. At some point in the back-story of the show they apparently were, with the world's united military force near utterly crushed in a matter of days, but apparently all it takes to turn the tide a stark 180 is a Lincolnesque history teacher with a lot of platitudes. Without any specific spoilers, the heroes of the show, and heroes they certainly are, consistently prove that advanced alien technologies are no match whatsoever for Americana.

Second, the characters are weakly composed, make totally uninteresting choices, and are often introduced solely for the purpose of being killed dramatically an episode or two later. Every opportunity for an interesting drama, a tense love triangle, a burning jealousy is passed up, the only source of conflict between the characters themselves typically being alien-induced suspicions, mind control, or the uninteresting male rivalry/bro-mance between our lead hero Abe and the resident 'bad-boy' character, ironically named Pope. Pope, get it? Because he's a bad guy, but... oh, never mind.

Pretty sure I've seen the entirety of this show, and it's really quite bad. Wholesome and G rated characters, wholesome and G rated dialogue, wholesome and G rated romances... this show would be appropriate for toddlers were it not for the infrequent brutal murder of a character the writers have tired of.


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