Anyone else see the preview during the season premier of Southland? Looks like it might be decent.
This is on now and so far I think it's pretty decent. Acting is decent so far. Not too many plot lines so far, but it's been a decent amount of story development and action... There are robot aliens and also organic aliens so far. I've added it to my shows to watch, and i'm hoping to does well because I really like sci-fi!
I wanted to like it from the previews but after watching it, I give it a solid meh.
The overall plot line reminded me of the Battlestar Galactica reboot. A group of ragtag survivors consisting of civilians and military types trying to survive. Heck, that leader of the bandits reminded me of Gaius Baltar.
Watched about half of the pilot... Not going to bother finishing the rest. What is the point of using your dog to lure out the aliens, if you don't want anything to happen to the dog? And why put yourself into danger to save the dog that you put into danger in the first place?!?
Terrible, cliched writing, that's why.
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I like the premise but it feels like "Walkingstar Glacti-Dead".
I'll give it more time.
There was a lot crammed in the first episode to set up the story for a broad audience.
Nerd hat on:
-In BSG, the humans could "hide" in space due to its vastness
-In TWD, the survivors had "dumb" pursuers so they could use distance & stealth
On this show, the technologically off-the-charts aliens can't detect/see the survivors walking up a hill en masse just miles away (and within line of sight) from the mothership?
I think it'd be more compelling if things were more desperate, but then there are production costs and a broad audience to reach.
I'm not seeing much similarity between BSG (Or Caprica), Walking Dead, or most of the other Sci-Fi television shows... The main thing they have in common is they are sci-fi, survival based, or set in post-apocalyptic settings.
Is it just me, or is this show going a bit down hill? Like the father of the first kid that they brought back, acting way too impulsive and pulling those "leeches" right off his back. Then whole old man talking to the doctor, then doctor getting forced emotional at the picture wall. There's bits and pieces everywhere that's throwing me off.
I just finished watching Battle LA and realized that Falling Skies could be a continuation of Battle LA .
And yeah, I didn't enjoyed the latest episode. Anyways, from what I've seen so far, a Barrett .50 cal sniper rifle would come in handy. Since those mech thingies can't detect humans hiding about, I'm sure a sniper could take one out from a distance with a couple of rounds.