Author Topic: Falling Skies  (Read 571 times)

Nina
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Falling Skies
« on: December 01, 2011, 05:03:44 pm »
We all know of Steven Spielberg's fascination with aliens, but with this one he took a step further and created a pretty realistic post apocalypse world, a world devastated by lizard spiders from outer space. The series begins six months after the initial invasion, and we follow survivors that are regrouping and trying to fight back. Sure, it has its "God Bless America" moments, like when they have improvised school on the field and there is a flag on the teachers stand. I really doubt that in such a world people would have time to staple the flags all over, but I wont hold it against him. The story is done in a decent way, with a few flips that certainly add the juice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjroVVhe8G0

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Re: Falling Skies
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011, 05:07:11 pm »
I quite liked this series. It definitely slipped under the radar though.

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011, 05:13:29 pm »
It was alright, better than I expected. I wouldn't say it slipped under the radar though, there was way too much tv prootional time for it.
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Re: Falling Skies
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011, 05:23:29 pm »
...there was way too much tv prootional time for it.

Not so much outside of the US. I expected a Spielberg offering to get much more media saturation than it did. When it aired in the UK for example, it scored less viewers than "Mexican Food Made Easy" which was showing at the same time on a comparatively obscure channel.

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2011, 05:26:21 pm »
Ah, UK, my bad. In the US it was overly promoted. So in the UK people (not all, but apparently enough) care more about 'Mexican Food Made Easy'? I am saddened, you have saddened me.
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Re: Falling Skies
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2011, 05:32:31 pm »
It's shocking, ain't it? But I think more people would have watched it if they'd been told about it - there really wasn't much fanfare at all =/

Thinking back, it may have been while the riots were happening. I'll have to check the actual dates, but that kind of thing can make a big difference: people were mostly glued to the rolling news channels - or rioting - at that time heh.
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Re: Falling Skies
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2011, 05:37:44 pm »
No, it was a few weeks before the riots. But they pitched the premiere against the finale of popular crime drama "Luther" which couldn't have helped matters.

Nina
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Re: Falling Skies
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2011, 05:57:54 pm »
Yeah, here the same, no promotion at all, which is really weird for something out of Spielberg kitchen. I found out from a friend.

 

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