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Abby1964
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I have gotten into the Falling Skies series even though I missed the first couple of episodes.  The season finale is coming up on Sunday, and it has been renewed for a second season.  It's actually a pretty intelligent sci-fi series.

TNT is doing a marathon this Sunday leading up to the two hour season finale and I loved the way the show built up to the finale, lots of questions to be answered.  If you haven't checked it out you might want to grab some popcorn for the marathon and watch it from beginning to end.

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It's having it's season finale already? It hasn't had very many eps at all. I've been watching it for the most part, although I forgot it was on this past sunday, so I'll try and catch it in a rerun.

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I've tried like crazy to get into this series, but it seemed to have started with the aliens already having invaded Earth,sort of like a continuation of the Tom Cruise version of WOTW. So it kinda lost me.

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I missed the first couple of episodes so I'll play catch up Sunday. It looks like the writers are bringing the questions into play as it progresses which is kind of cool. It really has me wondering now if the skitters are really 'evil' or even if they are the invaders.

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I taped and caught the last 2 hours last night.  Kind of what I suspected, the skitters are controlled by other aliens, what surprised me is that they are humans turned into skiiters, and perhaps other aliens.  The why is still out there, so hopefully that'll be answered next season, which won't be until summer 2012.

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I had caught that part Angel, what surprised me was the way the skitters abandoned Rick. If it is a process as they said, he will become one of them so why leave him behind? I'm also looking forward to finding out the ulterior motives of the humanoid aliens.

Would it be really mean to say I hope Lt Suckup bought it during the attack on the tower? He knew Porter was dead and Porter's last order was to abort if they could not contact the 4th or 5th for the attack. Being Tom was second in command he should have reported it immediately. He reminded me of some of the low ranking officers I had in the army. Only concerned with sucking up to a superior officer and no thought for the troops under his command.

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I liked it I am waiting for season two.

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I was waiting I'm at the point now of eh?  TNT dropped the ball big time here.  Entirely too much of a wait with nothing to keep people on board.  I think most of those who did get into it have either lost interest or defected to The Walking Dead.  TNT just forgot all about this one and then will expect everyone after a year of waiting to be falling all over themselves to tune in.

TNT Should take a page from AMC.  KEEP VIEWERS INTERESTED! Norman Reedus does a hell of a lot of promoting of the show, but he promotes his projects He has been doing a lot of appearances with Sean Patrick Flanery For The Boondock Saints Franchise in addition to The Walking Dead.  (Guess that's why both are constantly in the minds of the fans)

Falling Skies had Noah Wylie and anyone who ever thought about watching ER knows who Noah Wylie is.  Noah Wylie obviously is not concerned with the future of his show.  It's like he crawled under a rock somewhere.  There is no buzz for Falling Skies.  Sad to say but I don't think it is going to do very well in Season 2. They haven't done anything to keep their fan base interested or loyal.

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I just googled it and it said it's coming out this summer with only 10 episodes. I hate that the norm for a season is only 10 or 13 eps on the cable stations. Some have even been as little as 6 eps on BBC America, then we have to wait a year for a new 'season'. It sucks, makes us lose interest, and forget what happened the previous season.  They might as well call it a mini series then, cause that's what it feels like.

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Thank you so much for the info Angel, I agree with you on that one. 6,10,13 is a rip off on a really good show.

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I think Bedlam was like 5 or 6 episodes (BBC America) And A big reason I have lost interest in Falling Skies is that they really hasn't been anything to keep attention on it. Walking Dead was 6 Episodes first season too. But they Split the Season Season into two Parts with the first half airing in the fall of last year and the second half premiering on Sunday.

But everyone from AMC having a very active Website for the show to producers show runners and cast have spent the time in between the two halves working very hard to keep the show in front of the fans.

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Lol, well they left me hanging so I want to see what happens next.

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Well next Sunday June 17th Falling Skies is doing a 2 hour Season Premiere. I have to admit I'm not sure how much I'm investing in it this season, I'm really disappointed that they haven't done more for the fans between seasons. TNT show takes lessons from AMC/The Walking Dead.

While they are at it get some stars that are invested in the show. Noah Wylie and the rest of the cast really seem like they don't give a rat's butt about the show, the fans or anything else.

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I hope I remember to tape it, because I'm sure it comes on at the same time as True Blood. I don't know if you have Dish, but they've moved AMC to a really odd channel, 9609 and I believe they're trying to get rid of it.

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I know, Dish's contract with them is up and Dish doesn't want to pay the higher fees now. I'm thankful I have U-Verse. Although I think Dish may be cutting off their nose to spite their face.

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ugh i missed it again and ill keep missing it either i forget to do the reminder. or we leave and come back so late we miss the other showings of it :P

Angel yes i have heared dish wants to get ride of AMC :O

u-verse why do you like it abby? i have no idea about it.

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So far Dish has AMC on the 9600 channels, don't know if they're going to be completely gone or not, they put IFC up there too.

Abby have you been watching Falling Skies, what do you think so far?

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AT&T Renewed the contract with AMC so yeah! I'll be watching TWD This weekend.

Angel I'm really let down by it so far, I'm hoping that it will improve but.  It was a really 'disjointed' premiere in my opinion.  After all the groundwork laid about the connection between the harness kids and skitters (The implication that harness kids become skitters) The teasing with the tall aliens I was expecting a connection to the cliffhanger instead of that the storyline is going off of a tangent and it seems to forget everything that came before.

Falling skies did a three month lapse between seasons and suddenly Pope has some kind of accepted status commanding his own unit, the tall aliens have this plot to put all humans on reservations and 2Nd mass acts no different than they did in the beginning skitters are skitters it like the discovery of the skitters being harnessed never happened.  Ben has miraculously transformed into superbrat because of the spikes and hey there's survivors in Charleston lets just pack up and go to Charleston!

It's been very difficult to get back into the story because I feel a little like Rip Van Winkle, I just slept through all the really important stuff and suddenly this is just the way it is.  Like it or lump it.

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I agree, it isn't as good as it could be and the packing up and going to Charleston? I think they'd be a bit more cautious. I think they're headed for a reservation where the aliens want to round them up.

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Angel wrote: I agree, it isn't as good as it could be and the packing up and going to Charleston? I think they'd be a bit more cautious. I think they're headed for a reservation where the aliens want to round them up.Exactly what popped in my mind! How is this woman just flying around in her plane without being spotted by them.  And the tall ones wanted to make that deal with Tom to lead the survivors to a reservation. he turned them down, or at least we think he turned them down.

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I thought last night's episode was the best one so far with a rebel skitter, made it a bit more interesting.

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Angel wrote: I thought last night's episode was the best one so far with a rebel skitter, made it a bit more interesting.It's the best episode so far this season.  Although I have to admit it took a back seat to Walking Dead.  I had to do the DVR thing and record it.

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Abby1964 wrote: Angel wrote: I thought last night's episode was the best one so far with a rebel skitter, made it a bit more interesting.It's the best episode so far this season.  Although I have to admit it took a back seat to Walking Dead.  I had to do the DVR thing and record it.

I do too as it comes on at the same time as True Blood, and Dish took away AMC and a couple other stations, which really sucks.

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I think dish may be regretting it after seeing their new promotion last night. All Premium channel plus Blockbuster at home free for 3 months. They are giving up a lot in trying to find new subscribers. I think they may be losing a lot to cable, UVerse and direct TV.

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Abby1964 wrote: I think dish may be regretting it after seeing their new promotion last night. All Premium channel plus Blockbuster at home free for 3 months. They are giving up a lot in trying to find new subscribers. I think they may be losing a lot to cable, UVerse and direct TV.
What I don't like about them either is that if you're on autopay they'll give you free HD receiver and free HD programming, but I refuse to do autopay, I pay my bill in full and on time, but that doesn't matter to them, if I want HD programming, I'd have to pay an extra 10 bucks a month.

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That sucks. I'm so glad I got U-Verse HD Channels are included in the package and if they pick up a new HD Channel and you already have it they add the HD channel. When I first got it AMC was not in HD but they picked it up in HD about 3 months later and just put it in the HD Tier automatically since the HD Tier comes as a part of my package.

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Well they finally made it to Charleston, albiet it doesn't look like what they thought it would be, but next week we'll get to see the underground Charleston, looks like things are picking up a bit more, not too many episodes left though.

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Okay another season has premiered and I'm really trying here, but Falling Skies is losing me, too big gaps in the story line (It comes back with too many major changes and then there's the obvious Walking Dead ripoff of Tom and Anne having a daughter). It's really is beginning to feel like I'm simply watching a bad clone of the Walking Dead with aliens instead of walkers.

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I had to watch the finale of Game of Thrones, then I turned on the second half of falling skies, then they repeated the first hour, so I watched it in reverse. I think the spy is Tom's oldest son and who are these new aliens all of a sudden helping them out? I missed a bit here and there. At least it'll give me something to watch after True Blood on Sunday.

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I thought it was Hal at first and then Dan, the only problem is that both Hal and Dan were in the group heading to the reactor site when the spy broke into the office.

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This is really turning into the Walking Dead. Last night we suddenly end up with another human group at odds with the Charleston survivors. It looks like The Governor part deux.

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It's gotten a bit more exciting with the cave in and catching Lourdes as the mole.  It seems they are constantly losing people and I really wonder if the battle can be one.  Too bad about his wife and child, that was so hard on all of them.  I think there's only a couple of episodes left, such a short season.

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I think someone probably brought up that they were basically just a rip off of Walking dead because the season suddenly seemed to take a turn that doesn't fit it's like the whole family that mugged them while they were searching for Anne had absolutely no place in the story line, someone just forced it in there as an afterthought.. And then Tom suddenly waking up in this dream. There's really nothing this season that says established series to me. It's almost like they are experimenting to figure out what they are supposed to be and we're at the end of season three. They should have figured it out way before now. Please hurry up and come back Walking Dead so I can watch an intelligent post apocalyptic TV show.

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And I knew Karen was lying about killing Anne and Alexis. They were of no use to Karen dead.



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