Review: Falling Skies – Pilot

Quick review of a new show on TNT. I read the back story in USA Today last week and decided to set the DVR. After all, a story about people surviving a devastating alien attack sounded like a good premise to me.

Falling Skies is on Sunday night. The 2 hour pilot aired June 19, and additional episodes will be on Sunday nights 10E/9C. I watched the pilot in two parts (Sunday and Monday nights.) What I liked about part 1 is that they didn’t spend their first hour explaining how we got to this point. It was revealed through the story, but the more I thought about it, the more it felt like a repurposed story line. Very “BSG-esque”, a-la “our world has been attacked. most of the people are dead. this rag-tag band of survivors continues to fight back while eaking out an existence and dealing with the personal conflicts.” It was a bit disappointing at first.

The second part started to reveal some of the situations they get in to when the group encounters some outlaws who are looking to steal some of the main group’s goodies. If the writers can continue to do what they did on the second show while not dragging us in to the back story (which is pretty obvious), I’ll enjoy it. It’s something different for the summer months.

I look forward to the next few episodes and will keep you informed. Give it a watch and let me know what you think.

Rating: 7/10

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