• Although I’ve not seen the series myself – perhaps at some point I’ll watch it – that’s not to say I can’t enjoy reading your always excellently-written and articulate reviews, James. If anything, it’s great to see your writing at work. I think it’s a fair assessment to say you set a standard others can aspire to, myself included.

    • Thank you, Adam. That’s a hell of a compliment, and it means a lot.

  • Calex

    IT’S STARTED ALREADY!?!?!?! IN ENGLAND?!?!?!?!?!

    • No, it hasn’t started in the UK yet, don’t worry. I decided to cover it in tandem with the US broadcast in the hopes that my reviews might get more attention that way, as the UK is even further behind than it used to be (16th July is when it premieres over here).

  • This is a stupendous review, James. Your eloquent writing style never ceases to impress me and I can really see a significant growth in your writing. The reviews you did for Season 2 of Falling Skies were no less than great, but as of late you have outdone yourself.

    I’ve just finished watching these two episodes and I find myself rigorously underwhelmed. I can’t say I disagree with any of your points and your harsh verdict on it is wholly justified. To be honest, I would personally even rate it lower as I didn’t feel engrossed in any of the proceedings.
    Whilst I also like Hal’s current situation – one of the biggest mishaps for me was the writers’ decision to sideline Ben and give Matt importance. I’ve never found him to be a character of interest and his story was tame and, as you say, mushy.

    I’m really irked by this disappointing premiere as Season 2 had elevated this show to one of my favourites. Nonetheless, it’s a delight to read your views and I hope the other episodes will be more to both our likings.