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  1. Gmash

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    Anybody watching the premiere of Falling Skies on TNT? It seems pretty good so far. It kinda reminds me of The Walking Dead but with aliens instead of zombies.
     

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    I am watching. Reminds me of Jeremiah with Luke Perry. So far I like it.
     
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    Nothing special to me. Lots of special effects little substance. The preview after the show looks like things might get better substance wise, but I don't know. Feels more like survival fiction than science fiction to me...
     
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    With a tv series, you always have to give the characters a chance to grow. There's not much on tv worth watching, so its cool to at least have something new on thats halfway decent.
     
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    I dvr'd it... hoping to get to it sometime in next week or so, lol
     
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    I agree with above: The pilot looked great, but substance-wise it fell a little flat for me. I'll give it a chance because there's really not much I like on TV these days, and hope things get more interesting.
     
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    I hope the plot develops quickly to deliver a rich story.
    I like it so far, but I want to see more Sci-Fi and less drama...
     
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    I've been interested in watching it, but missed the pilot. I'm sure I'll catch it, though. It's worth a shot, but I don't know if it'll grip me enough.
     
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    This.

    They're not really similar shows, but if they can strike the right balance that BSG did, I'll be happy.
     
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    Missed it. Didn't DVR it. Can't find a "legal" source online to catch up with it.
     
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    Not sure I'm even gonna open this can of worms... might just delete it from DVR... maybe i'll wait till this weeks episode though, see what is said... meh
     
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    Pilot episodes usually suck.

    I watched it and it's somewhat interesting but not good. I'll give it another chance before forming an opinion.

    It does have a few attractive women in it though.
     
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    Who watched tonight and how was it? Still havent watched pilot on DVR yet
     
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    I watched and I am kinda hooked. LMK what you thought after you watch...
     
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    Second week was ok. It's worth watching, but nothing groundbreaking. I can see it getting better over time as there are a lot of characters to get to know.
     
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    I will, think i'm gonna retire from pc and catch up on some tv right now
    word...

    (also, love that sig)
     
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    After watching the 2-hour pilot and this past week's episode I haven't quite made up my mind. I know the commercials try and bill it as some spectacular event and different from all the shows that it could be lumped in with as similar but I haven't gotten that sense yet.

    I do applaud TNT for televising a show that is outside their usual summer schedule in that it's not a cop (The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles, Memphis Beat, Southland), thief (Leverage), medical (HawthoRNe), or legal (Franklin & Bash, sort of) show.

    I stated in the thread on what makes a good tv show that there are far too many cop, legal and medical shows on television and there is a void for something different. My main concern right now with Falling Skies is the likelihood they can keep the show fresh and interesting over several seasons without revealing too much too soon. On the flip side, if things move too slowly will enough people tune in?
     
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    I'm enjoying it so far. The end of the second episode does tweak my interest to see where they go...Like others have said, it's different from other summer boring tv, so I'll stick with it.
     
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    The special effects are abysmal. Nothing about the aliens really makes me feel that they are actually there. I realize this is lower budget than, say, independence day, but seriously, I don't feel immersed. The story is a good one, I just wish things looked more real than they actually do.
     
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    Agreed about the special effects. I've seen worse though (The remade V for example).

    The story has been good so far, there are certain parts I find quite cheesy like the fact the main guy is constantly dropping some sort of war based history trivia, but I've enjoyed so far.
     
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    Finally watched the pilot.... on the fence still but it was very watchable... gonna watch episode 2 tonight probably before i make final decision
     
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    I've watched every episode so far and I intend on watching every episode just because it involves aliens.

    It's like pizza. Even when it's bad it's still good.
     
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    Aliens.. yuk!

    I could never get into the whole sci-fi scene. This is that new show on TNT, correct?
     
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    Yes. It's pretty good too. I'm all caught up now. It has potential
     

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