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posted by [personal profile] annerb at 10:51pm on 10/07/2011 under ,
Falling Skies is totally hitting all of my kinks. Yes, there are flaws, and there can always be more women and less whitey-boy manpain, BUT. I have an embarrassing attachment to Noah Wyle back from the John Carter ER years (and now he's SCRUFFY, and a ex-history professor with a gun!)

Not to mention that I completely and utterly renounce any attachment I ever had to Paul Davis in the face of the sheer AWESOME that is Colin Cunningham as John Pope. I him, evil and all. (God, who knew he would make such an awesome bad guy?) 

And don't even get me started on Moon Bloodgood as Anne Glass. Civilian BAD ASSERY, right there.

Did I mention the apocalypse? And the aliens? And moments of humanity sandwiched into total horror and angst? Oh, and it's already been picked up for a second season, so hopefully my curse won't screw us all too badly. Lol.
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posted by [identity profile] at 06:23am on 11/07/2011
I'm really loving it, too. Though I'm having a tough time seeing Noah Wyle in this kind of role. I've never been a fan of his to begin with.

I'm totally enamored of Colin's evilness, though and I hope we see more of him than we have thus far.

It's too bad 'V' couldn't get to THIS part of the Visitor's invasion quicker. It may have lasted longer.
posted by [identity profile] at 03:00pm on 11/07/2011
Ah, Noah Wyle is my guy. I can't really erase my earlier crush on him, so I'm in a blind 'can do no wrong' space. Lol. I'm pretty sure Pope will be back. I see him in that 'bad guy who becomes integral to the group against his better judgment' role eventually. He'll no doubt reappear just in time to save all of their asses.

Never did watch V myself.
posted by [identity profile] at 02:16pm on 11/07/2011
so how does this show measure up to Sanctuary in terms of balancing cheese and bad writing with epic awesomeness?
posted by [identity profile] at 03:01pm on 11/07/2011
Well, sure, there's bad writing just like most shows, lol. But not really any cheese. That's not the tone of the show. More gritty and serious.
posted by [identity profile] at 03:38pm on 11/07/2011
Yay, someone else who's watching Falling Skies! I'd been a little concerned going in that I wouldn't be able to stop seeing "Dr Carter" fighting aliens and would find that super distracting. But that hasn't been an issue at all.

And while I do wish both of the young kick-ass females could be something other than stick-thin blondes, Dr. Anne is so faboo that she almost makes up for it. :)

And "Paul Davis" as the baddie? So, so good.
posted by [identity profile] at 10:06pm on 11/07/2011
Oh my god, that was driving me barmy where I knew him from but couldn't place him. Thank you!! :D
posted by [identity profile] at 11:38pm on 11/07/2011
Well, if I really thought on it, he is a little Dr. Carter-ish, at least the wise, older one, though Tom is a bit more of an optimist. I imagine it's hard to play the main white dude hero guy all the time and actually make them distinct. Lol.

Yeah, two leather wearing, motorcycle-riding blond girls is just one too many. (I couldn't tell them apart much in the beginning, though I believe I prefer Margret in the end. She's got a nice dark edge to her.)
posted by [identity profile] at 09:35pm on 11/07/2011
Oh, we've recorded this to watch and this is the second good review it's gotten on my flist so far! :) Excellent.

I'm totally still in love with Noah Wyle. :)
posted by [identity profile] at 11:36pm on 11/07/2011
I just hope it continues to please!
posted by [identity profile] at 10:05pm on 11/07/2011

Yes - it's just started showing on cable here so I've only watched the first two eps but really enjoying it so far. I too am ridiculously attached to Noah Wyle from ER (am onto the last season of that finally too... sniffle).
posted by [identity profile] at 11:36pm on 11/07/2011
Yay! (OMG, even the chance of you and me in a shared fandom again is too gleeful. :)

Oh, Carter. I was such an avid Abby/Carter shipper. Ha. So predictable.
posted by [identity profile] at 10:51pm on 11/07/2011
The 'sneak peek' I saw looks exciting. Great to see Noah Wyle back on T.V. although sort of hate to see him as a bad guy, but it's still good to see him. Now we just have to hope we get the series in Oz.
posted by [identity profile] at 11:35pm on 11/07/2011
Oh, Noah Wyle isn't the bad guy. He's Joe Hero. I hope you get it too, I've really enjoyed the first few eps. (Though now that I think about it, an Aussie friend already mentioned Falling Skies had been airing on cable?)
posted by [identity profile] at 03:34am on 12/07/2011
This post was enough to convince me to watch an episode tonight... and omg.

I've never seen ER, I don't know who this Moonblood girl is (and what's with her name, anyways?), but the sight of Colin Cunningham with long hair + the idea of him being evil in a post-apocalyptic world with aliens? Yes, please!

And it was damn good. Gritty, and worn-down, but not broken, and with those moments like the son on the skateboard type thing, damn, I just about cried. Hope, there is some! And having more roles than just hard-ass military or Joe Hero - like the doc, I appreciated that, and the mechanic. Just those details added so much.

Anyhow, definitely planning on buying it through itunes, so thanks so much for this rec.

(Oh, and I can't wait to read what you write for it. I mean, you've already got the apocalypse part taken care of, it should be that much easier, right? RIGHT?) :D
posted by [identity profile] at 08:49am on 12/07/2011
Amen...Apocalype plus awesome civilianry plus aliens and SG cast members popping up evil...whats not to so totally love? I have high hopes for this show *thumbs up*


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