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post #2281 of 2297 Old 07-19-2014, 08:09 PM
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You're telling me I've been watching now for 4 years .. ??
But they are very short seasons.

I'm glad they renewed it for a fifth and final 10 episode season. So they should be able to end it properly. I wish that would have happened with the show The 4400.
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This season we get 2 extra episodes for a total of 12 according to TvRage:
http://www.tvrage.com/Falling_Skies/episode_list/4

So after the fifth and final season has run, they'll have a total of 52 episodes.
I wonder if that will make FS a viable candidate for syndication where the usual minimum target is close to 100 episodes?

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52 is the new 100. Shows-hour long ones specifically, no longer need to reach the magic 100 episodes to be viable these days. With streaming services in the mix, an hour long show can generate similiar profits in the syndication after market.

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I don't think it matters what the number is for this show. Serialized shows never syndicate well. They require commitment from a network and the audience and the most revenue from syndication is for the shows that can be dropped in randomly into a schedule in any order.

It might get picked up for another run through somewhere and sold to streaming services, but I would expect the TNT have low expectations about what they can do with this once it's over.
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I don't think it matters what the number is for this show. Serialized shows never syndicate well. They require commitment from a network and the audience and the most revenue from syndication is for the shows that can be dropped in randomly into a schedule in any order.

It might get picked up for another run through somewhere and sold to streaming services, but I would expect the TNT have low expectations about what they can do with this once it's over.
Is it really serialized though?

It seems as if they start pretty much in the same spot at the beginning of the season and end up in a very similar predicament at the end of the season, it's a cycle they've repeated pretty much every season, they must have stolen NBC's "Revolution" playbook.
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Is it really serialized though?
Yes. You can't randomly air episodes in any order. It won't make any sense.

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Serialized or not, I'm still of the opinion that nothing ever happens. They group together, they somehow get broken up, they get captured, they're freed etc. And now the alien love child. Still, I'm a sucker who keeps coming back hoping for some logical plan to move the plot along, to show some type of progress as humans organize a resistance. But Noooooooo!
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Serialized or not, I'm still of the opinion that nothing ever happens. They group together, they somehow get broken up, they get captured, they're freed etc. And now the alien love child. Still, I'm a sucker who keeps coming back hoping for some logical plan to move the plot along, to show some type of progress as humans organize a resistance. But Noooooooo!
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Hulu/Misfits 35 hours When can you schedule a block like that?
I see Falling Skies like that. Used to be a summer filler but will grow into an extra time filler.
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Yes. You can't randomly air episodes in any order. It won't make any sense.
It doesn't make much sense when aired in order!!
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I know it's an episode back, but I can't get over how incredibly cheesy it looked when the two rubber Overlords where mentally chatting in volcano dream space. Wow. Like, Power Rangers bad. No amount of CG smoke trailing off the rubber puppets was going to make that any better. Yikes.
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The show has been a rollercoaster from the get go .. when Mark Verheiden (Smallville, Battlestar Galactica, Hemlock Grove, etc) .. was involved during Season One and the two episodes he wrote "What Hides Beneath" and "Eight Hours" .. IMO, we saw a glimpse of what "Falling Skies" could be .. and we saw something fresh about the theme of alien invasion ..

I have always really wanted the show to be great, and there is some greatness lightly sprinkled in here and there along the way .. but just so so much unrealized potential ..

I'm hoping for a solid wrap up when it happens, and I'm sticking with it till the bitter end ..

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I hope the ending is sweet and not bitter.

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I'm just hoping for the end.
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