Falling Skies aired 9 Episodes on TNT that depicts a post Alien invasion of the earth. The prime focus within the context reveals the aliens harnessing children that slowly breeds them into a reptilian type of alien. Three different aliens are presented within the Falling Skies: “Skitters,” “Mechs,” and a tall, long-armed, intelligent type of alien similar to the ET Greys. The harnessed children show themselves as mind-controlled zombies.
Ironically Falling Skies, including V (visitors), and The Event is composed within the theme describing the aliens desperate to advanced their species because an elimination threat. Many current alien movies are revolving around a breeding theme that includes producing zombie humans. Cowboys and Aliens portray the aliens snatching humans and causing a trance like state for human experiments. The children’s movie Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole illustrates this manipulative zombie trance. The second season’s final episode of V, Anna through her hybrid daughter, was able to “bliss humans” that causes a mind-controlled trance; the final set up the third season for a war against the underground military against the Visitors. The final episode of “The Event” presents 2.5 million aliens escaping their dying world to the earth and are focused on survival of their species. The Main Event has not occurred on the TV show “The Event.”
Falling Skies opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that 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.
The two-hour premiere of Falling Skies was watched by 5.9 million viewers, making it cable television’s biggest series launch of the year, with more than 2.6 million adults 18–49 and 3.2 million adults 25–54. The first season finale received 5.6 million viewers, the highest rated episode since the series premiere; with 2.5 million viewers in the 18–49 demographic. In the UK, it premiered on pay-TV channel FX, with 402,000 viewers.
Falling Skies is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, along with DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, Graham Yost (Justified, The Pacific) and screenwriter Robert Rodat. Rodat, who earned an Oscar® nomination for his screenplay for Saving Private Ryan, wrote the pilot from an idea he co-conceived with Spielberg.
Many comments from the Falling Skies forum reveals that many viewers found the show to express bad drama, continuous dialogue problems wrapped in marginally acceptable acting, and drawn out story-lines. I agree, Falling Skies completely plays on the human emotional reality of attachment. The ultra mellow dramatic drama focuses on human loss and attachment is geared to cause emotional baggage within the sub consciousness of the viewer. The finale is one of the most hackneyed way to end a season show.