Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Falling Skies (TV, 2011)

Falling Skies (TV, 2011) Created by Robert Rodat

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 at IMDB.com

Most people might not know who the heck Robert Rodat is, but I do. He is the writer behind great military based films such as The Patriot and Saving Private Ryan. He has finally brought all his cards to the table by creating Falling Skies. A very high film quality show it is indeed, but who would think less of it coming from producer Stephen Spielberg. You didn't just think he was going to throw his name on everything did you?

I will be the first to admit that the first two episodes of this show were a little tough to get in to. There were a lot of moments where I just could care less about the characters and its awkwardly slow pace, but it definitely paid off over the next few episodes. I am five episodes in to it now and loving it. Such a great show.

It should be since it is led by a large amount of highly credible actors such as Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, and Dale Dye! A huge cast that drives this show pretty much in its entirety. Drew Roy has also established himself as a great upcoming actor with this show. A lot of action and plenty of believable plot twists have got me wanting to see more. Such an interesting story, and rich in characters, and that is the kind of thing I can get in to. The effects are great, and other than the mechs, the skitters look very realistic. Just thought I would share with you all that this show is worth watching. Rodat brings his unique military expertise to a show about aliens vs. humans, and it makes for an exciting show.

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