Falling Skies is not a Henny Penny story. Nope. It’s a full on alien invasion drama brought to gritty life on your TV. I’m a sucker for the band of survivors, so this one pulled me in. Then they heaped in aliens, a smart-common-man hero and I was hooked.
This series has it all, aliens, cool weapons, the struggle for survival, a disreputable but charming rogue, family drama, comrades in arms, children in jeopardy, and even a little romance. It is set smack in the aftermath of the first devastating wave of an alien invasion. All that is left of us humans is a scattered army of resistance fighters and the civilians they protect. In season one the humans were steadily making progress in learning more and more about the enemy and their tactics, but everything was turned on its head at the end of the season with an ‘all is not what it seems’ cliffhanger.
The two hour season premier of Falling Skies will air June 17thon TNT. Last season it was also available by subscription at itunes and other places. If you missed it, I encourage you to check out season one. There are a couple of free out of sequence episodes up on the website. And of course it is available for purchase in all the usual places.
Any other fans out there? I’d love to get some predictions going for season two if anyone else is watching.