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An absolute let down: a lot of meaningless psychological mumbo-jumbo with endless boring moments.
on 19 July 2014
I got hooked by Season 1 with constant action: survival, guerrilla, the struggle to keep basic values in the midst of mayhem. Each turn and twist of the plot managed to surprise you. Then Season 2 introduced new characters, some relationship-building and, alas, in order to allow for those more intimate moments, the alien enemy started to look less frightening and increasingly ineffective. But some sense of menace prevailed, and all in all it kept interest high and adrenaline soaring when needed. Now Series 3: the plot goes nowhere, some extended psychological mumbo jumbo drags on at the expense of rhythm, action, plot. Even actors seem to hold their punches and barely manage to pull two different expressions through ten episodes. And the "far west" reminiscence with the addition of (well groomed) horses (!), the Mason gang riding into the wilderness, Tom Mason acting like a righteous sheriff etc. looks absolutely stupid and out of place... particularly when facing superior alien technology. Let's face it: in spite of bringing new allied aliens on stage, and spicing it up with a rebel resistance of skitters (which is barely credible as they never seem to amount to more than ten of their kind) Series 3 is boring! I liked the first two deliveries but this one gets my thumbs-down. I only put up with it in order to be able to watch Series 4, which I hope will pick-up the pieces and lift my interest. But on the basis of an awful Series 3, I wonder.