This week’s Falling Skies gave us some very earned emotional release. Like almost every episode, the action sequences were kick-ass, but the heart of the episode this week was in its emotional moments. While some of the set-up leading into the key dramatic sequences was schmaltzy, and some dialogue was schmaltzy, I do feel that, if you’ve been following the series, then the emotion will feel earned and you will have come away feeling the dignity and pathos of these characters.
Young Bloods again proves that Season 2 is a vast improvement over Season 1 of this show. Season 1 faltered mostly in the stupidity area: Characters not taking the war seriously. There was too much sloppiness, as if we were watching an ordinary drama and not a life-and-death invasion scenario. Season 2 is far more serious. There have been some of the same problems this year (leaving the jar with the alien parasite unguarded last week), but the overall effect now has much more gravity. In addition, I am going to complain about over-reliance on sentiment this week, yet it’s definitely improved in that area as well.
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