Fan Friday

Fan Friday – Falling Skies

I’m so excited guys, the first Fan Friday post is finally here! For those who don’t know, Fan Friday is basically an opportunity for fans (you) to write about a show/movie/book/song/actor/singer/album that you are just a huuge fan of. If you would like to do one and send a write up feel free to email me at taynement@gmail.com and feel free to share with your friends. Here we go!

Quite possibly, one of the best TV shows right now. I know that over the last 3-4 years, reality shows have overrun the airwaves but I think dramas are making a comeback.

So I’m trying to hype this show..without overhyping it (which I am known to do).

Let me preface by saying that I am very loyal to people and things I love like Keanu Reeves who is my soulmate and who I’ve loved since the Paula Abdul music video (don’t judge). And also Noah Wyle (Dr. Carter from ER). However, loyalty aside..Falling Skies is a great show.

It’s in its 3rd season and the premise is that these alien overlords known as the “espheni”…have come to earth to destroy us, enslave our children, and harvest our planet’s resources. We are trying to fight the aliens and take our planet back. Noah Wyle plays Tom Mason, a history professor with 3 kids (one of whom gets captured and harnessed by the aliens (Ben). I don’t want to give away too much of the story.

Falling Skies is action packed and full of suspense which I love! Honestly, I don’t think I’d have been able to stand watching it weekly. I got hooked by watching all of Season 1 online and then most of Season 2 in one weekend.

So…three things make for great TV/movie watching for me…

  1. Action and Suspense: Falling Skies is like Independence Day/Super 8/Terminator 2/Alien all got together and had a baby. I give it a 9/10 in this category.

  2. Human connection: the characters are relatable..their emotions..even the young actors and actresses are really quite amazing. Watch out for Maxim Knight and Connor Jessup. I’m sure I cried several times while watching (which is not surprising..as I am an emotional TV watcher)…but it was just that good guys! I give it an 8/10.

  3. Cute boys:…I’m a girl…I love me some Noah Wyle but there are some other good looking guys on that show. I think all his sons are cuties…but my favorite is Ben. In season 2, he just developed into this strong and beautiful man…(I had to check his age, lest I be guilty of cradle robbery…but he’s legal, it’s all good). The older brother Hal is also a cutie! 8/10

L to R: Ben, Hal, Tom and Matt (the Masons)

Lastly, Stephen Spielberg is an executive producer…so um yeah, that is an excellent selling point. Watch it and let me know what you think. If you think there are better/similar shows that I should be watching, I’d appreciate a heads up. I’m also on the Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones bandwagons.

Submitted by Kate from Baltimore, MD




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