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Falling Skies - Season 3 [DVD] [2014]
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 27 July 2014
Rarely have I watched a show that had me popping in DVDs like meds when I have a cold......excellent sci-fi, and season 4 has started on the same track. Noah Wyle leads the fight with along with what remains of humanity in the U.S and does so with integrity and humility, these character qualities make the viewer think if we have been invaded we will always have a chance as long as we still have representatives of our species like this. Great show and as compelling as the X-files used to be, we'll worth buying!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 29 August 2014
This season is much like the others, full of plot holes, inconsistency, borderline special effects and a love of gravel pits and forest last seen in Blakes 7. Just like Blakes 7 it doesn't really matter, it's all strangely watchable. I didn't feel defrauded after finishing the ten episodes that make up the season.
The feature alien sounds like Cryten from Red Dwarf. So much so it was difficult for me to take him seriously. Well, as seriously as the season demands to be taken. Which isn't much. But it's fun.

Thought the Blu-ray quality was actually better than the first two seasons and it looked like HD rather than SD warmed up. Had a bit more resolution, depth and dynamic range.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 9 March 2014
This is an excellent series! Set in the future, but not distracting, from apocolyptic self-survival disbanded group of survivors who 'have to' come together in order to survive what comes their way against various groups of aliens, whom each have a different agenda for the Earth & the Human race.
I already have the box set of Season 1 & 2......so finding that Amazon Prime streamed Season 3 was brilliant! We watched the whole of the series back to back over 1 weekend! Both my 15 year old daughter & 12 year old son love it too!!
Shame Season 4 isn't released until Summer this year!!!! :(
It has the "what-if" factor with almost realistic story lines, non-predictive drama & enjoys following sagas-within-sagas with twists & turns within each episode.....just like a great book that you can't put down!.......you'll love Falling Skies!......all of them!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This season starts several months after the incredible cliff-hanger finale to season two. Tom Mason is now president of the fledgling democracy in Charleston but all is not necessarily good. Mistrust of the newcomers, the Volm, is rife and rightly so; do we believe their altruistic motivations? Many Charleston residents are still sceptical about aiding the skitter rebellion against the Espheni and to top it all there’s a spy in Charleston.

The various plot threads and relationship narratives are woven into a remarkable tale which never lacks pace; there’s neither time nor need for much deliberate character development as each of the main cast has already thoroughly grown into their role. The special effects are far superior to Season one’s clunky efforts while the costume, makeup, locations and superlative writing blend the show into an almost plausible whole (notwithstanding, of course, the general silliness of the underlying premise and the fact that while other resources are scarce, they have an inexhaustible supply of shampoo).

Season four has already aired in the US (with twelve rather than the usual ten episodes) and the show has been renewed for a fifth and final season. Splendid stuff; it’s just a shame there’s always so long between DVD releases.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Ten more colour-drained, challenging, exciting episodes. Seven months have elapsed, Tom Mason and his three sons amongst those facing ever more demanding challenges. The planet is in ruins, ninety per cent of its population dead. The Espheni alien invaders seem firmly in control, helped by their ability to infiltrate humans with bugs making them spies, adept at sabotage. Whom now can anybody trust?

Full concentration is needed, the twists and turns sometimes hard to follow - even with episodes watched in quick succession. A recap of the previous season would have helped. The box set's many bonuses are an asset. (Many may wish, though, the "Second Watch" presenter were less gushy and not prone to such convoluted questioning.)

Throughout Noah Wyle's Tom Mason possesses presence and authority, all three playing his sons increasingly impressive. Doug Jones is great as friendly alien Cochise, he at times extremely moving. (Note the actor's appearances in the bonuses, minus all the attachments and full of hilarious anecdotes.) Also enjoyed is Colin Cunningham as charismatic chancer John Pope - not to be trusted but occasionally unexpectedly an asset. Amongst guest stars, note Robert Sean Leonard as Dr. Kadar, it hard to believe this the actor who was Wilson in "House".

As ever, Steven Spielberg's imput makes itself felt with fast paced storylines, spectacle, and belief in family values.

All in all, much that is great.

Ready when you are, Season 4!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 28 July 2014
The best season ever
They actually allow hope into the show.
far from the depressing and boring endless/pointless road show of the second series
this time they have a base a place to fight back from and hope of victory.
if you put aside the boring and convoluted traitor plot line ,
this is the best season since the first.
seeing them endlessly trudge across the Canadian wilderness is not entertainment at all
this season they improved everything
realising the obsession with American road movies is just awful
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 August 2014
Constantly stable quality of the narration, from one story to another, from the cliffhanger to next one.

There is the tangible difference versus previous seasons, the atmosphere shift from daily desperate fight for survival, to more equalized struggle of insurgent challengers with extraterrestrial invaders.

While whole story remains interesting, in a nice SciFi-like style, Battlestar and Walking Dead cocktail, an attempt to spice up with political and conspiracy drama seems to be less successful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 July 2014
This is one of the best Sci Fi series ever made. It has great story lines, brilliant acting and the aliens are fabulously real and fabulously creepy. The only disappointing thing about this season is it only has 10 episodes. This season was equally as good as those before and equally as gripping. I love the introduction of another alien race with a completely different agenda
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 5 November 2014
A fantastic follow on to season 2, still great effects and acting. One or two real shocking turns in the plot this year will have you on the edge of your seat, but suffice to say humanity lives to fight another day (if not another alien race!)
You have to watch this from season 1 - it is a great adventure in the Spielberg tradition.
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on 26 February 2015
I enjoyed series 3 overall, and the continued struggles of the Masons, but I felt some of it was revisiting other Spielberg-esque movie moments, so in places it was a little too familiar for me. The embattled war weary survivors and their social strife and personal moral dilemmas were more interesting than the aliens, though the friendly aliens gave some of the story lines a lot of those dilemmas sometimes they were delivered with a sledge hammer which made me cringe a little. Still, I do enjoy good acting,so Noah Wylie kept my interest throughout, and he is supported by a strong solid cast who do well through out the cringe worthy bits and make the overall experience worth while.
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