DVD Review: Falling Skies – Season 3
I love Falling Skies. Season one, whilst cheesy was a nice change in pace and presented something newish to get our viewing teeth into. Season two built on the solid foundation and only got better, giving us a family to belong to with the 2nd Mass and Tom Mason and a massive cliffhanger with the arrival of a second alien race. Season three however, fails to capatalise on the cliffhanger, preferring to re-enter the story some months later when we are already allies with this new aliens – the Volm – who share a common enemy with the Skitters and Mechs.
Season three also seems to have lost direction, feeling like the second film in a trilogy rather than the continuation of a solid TV show. It looses momentum and dives deep into cliches, weak plots, and massive plot holes.
But before you start to get upset at the prospects of this being a waste of time, the show still manages to pull something out of the bag, especially with “Strange Brew” and episode later in the season that takes a whole different approach delivering some truly giddy moments of pleasure, and “badlands” where we see a great performance by Luciana Carro along with a nice little plot direction.
And whilst the season as a whole may not have lived up to expectations, it’s still worth the journey as the ending sets up season four with some massive potential.