Your Next Box Set: Falling Skies
On the lookout for a new box set to spend your evenings devouring? Each week, hmv.com will be recommending you a series that will have you wishing those cold nights would go for a good while longer…
This week, we recommend alien drama Falling Skies, it’s pretty spectacular…
What is it?
The world of Falling Skies is thus: Earth has been attacked and devastated by an alien invasion, with most of the world now completely incapacitated. Only a few survivors remain and they’ve joined forces outside major US cities to fight back. Each episode sees the group, led by retired US captain Dan Weaver and former professor of history Tom Mason, engage in an insurgency against the alien forces. Weaver knows how to fight, Mason knows almost everything there is to know about military history.
The aliens come in three types, mechanical attack drones (mechs), a species of green-skinned, six-legged creatures (skitters) and a third mysterious species known as the Overlords, who it is thought are behind the invasion.
Who’s in it?
Former ER mainman Noah Wyle leads the way as Tom Mason, with Will Patton playing Dan Weaver. Among the other members of the resistance force are Moon Bloodgood’s Anne, Seychelle Gabriel’s Lourdes and Mpho Koato’s Anthony.
Why should I watch it?
If you’re a sci-fi fan and you’ve blitzed shows like Battlestar Galactica, Firefly and any of the various Star Trek franchises, then you’ll adore this; it’s written for fans, with no eye on critical acclaim or mainstream acceptance.
Aside from that, it’s also compellingly written, acted with poise and defiance and stunning to look at.
Describe the show in three words…
Spectacular, spacey and superb.
The third season of Falling Skies is released on Monday (July 14th) on DVD in hmv stores across the UK.