Falling Skies: Season 3 Photos
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as Tom Mason
as Anne Glass
as Hal Mason
as Matt Mason
as Ben Mason
as John Pope
Rmains solid entertainment, thanks to shock deaths, well-mounted action and "human moments" which fall just the right side of the touching/sickbag-required divide
Season 3 opens up with a visually impressive large-scale battle.
You may start wishing for another invasion by those creepy "skitters" - or maybe a bag of Skittles, because even that would be less sickeningly sweet.
It's when the show slows down for conversations that it runs into problems, getting bogged down in soapy drama and sci-fi tropes.
I'm interested in where the show goes from here, and in that regard the premiere did its job.
Audience Reviews for Falling Skies: Season 3
Pointless and cliched, Falling Skies falls flat in its third season. While the action is well-done and the plot is fairly interesting, the storytelling is especially poor; which really shows through in a 10 episode season. Newly elected President of the New United States Tom Mason forges an alliance with the Volm, who've been fighting for generations against the alien race that has taken over Earth; meanwhile Pope stirs up discontent within the civilian population and a mole carries out covert strikes against the human resistance. In the past the writing has been rather creative, but this season they pull out every sci-fi trope in the book; body possession, undercover moles, implanted dreams, and the Star Child. The Star Child plot (creating an alien/human hybrid with super powers) is just the worst, and is unbearable to watch. An uneven season with a lot of false starts, Season 3 of Falling Skies fails to deliver on its potential; but it's still entertaining and is full of action.
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