Originally Posted by cwilson
I'd say that if there are more than two or three weekly dramas that you think are better than this one, I don't trust your taste.
Originally Posted by VisionOn
What a ridiculous statement. If you can't find three shows on television with better writing, acting or creativity then you don't pay enough attention ... Thrones just finished, Justified, FNL, The Good Wife, Fringe and those are just the ones I watched recently. When you get into other shows that I haven't kept up with like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, True Blood, Dexter et al. I think you'll find a lot of people will be able to come up with a far greater list.
I don't know whether cwilson's claim that there aren't but two or three shows running that are better than Falling Skys is "ridiculous" but I will say that I don't trust his
Virtually every actor in Falling Skys was painfully miscast, beginning with the easy going pretty boy from central casting, Noah Wylie, playing a hardbitten fighting man. Puhlease! The actor playing Wylie's son is 25, although Wylie was only 39 when the series began. To put it gently, that doesn't work. Finally, although Will Patton is one of my favorite actors, he is entirely wrong for the role of Captain Weaver, a man whose bitterness and anger have so destroyed his leadership ability, he is serially betrayed by his underlings. For Patton to be at his best he needs a role portraying men with subtlety and complexity, neither of which Weaver seems to possess.
All of the foregoing said, the show had its moments. I got a big kick out of the way Maggie, the girl who the criminals had kidnapped and sexually abused, got even when she had the chance. There was, alas, not much else in the first two hours that came close to being as good. I agree with what other posters have said, the show is average at best. I will stick around for another episode or two but if it isn't a lot better than the pilot by then, I will be deleting my season pass.