• I’ve just watched Episode 2 of Series 1 (I’m quite slow) and I really enjoyed it. It’s very entertaining TV – anything good to expect from the rest of the series (I have Series 1 and 2 now)?

    • I’ve watched an episode a day now from Series 1 Episode 1 and have just watched Series 3 Episode 1. Honestly, it’s perfection and possibly the best programme I’ve seen for a while. There’s a lot of twists and some great character developments. And when David Warner comes in it gets really funny!

    • Yes, the finale of Series 1 is one of the best episodes Mad Dogs has produced (if not the best). The cliffhanger is sublime; you’ll love it.

      • I immediately rushed to the ensuing series after watching that game-changing cliffhanger.

        • I wish I’d been able to do that! It was so long after Series 1 ended that Series 2 aired, I’d completely forgotten about it, and had to then wait until the release of it on DVD before I could finally find out what happened.

          • I’ve been watching them online (I live in Norway) so I just typed and clicked hastily to move onto the next series.

          • I have both, so I’m quite lucky that I can literally move straight onto the next one at the click of a button.

  • Yet another terrific review, James! Keep up the great work.

    I personally felt that this was quite a stale episode and a rehash of old elements. The focal problem is the bickering, as you mentioned, but also that fact they’re running away yet again. After they came out of hiding, I wanted the dynamic to be jolted up a little bit. It’s just too familiar in my opinion.

    That’s not to say it wasn’t a good episode though, but I expect more from this series. Perhaps the reason for this episode feeling like a rehash is just because I (finally!) finished watching the other episodes a few days back. Anyways, I highly anticipate the finale.

    • Thanks! You’re too kind!

      Yeah, it did feel like a retread in many ways, I admit, but I still really enjoyed it for some reason (besides the repititious arguing – that’s getting on my nerves, big time). I seem to be unique in that respect, though, as most seem to feel as you do about this episode, including Jamie.

      • At least the prospect of the finale is looking good. The fact that somebody is envisioned to die along the journey is daunting and I have an underlying hunch that it’s going to be Woody. Mostly due to his dialogue with the little kid.

        On an unrelated note – are the Falling Skies reviews going to be in tandem with the UK airings now? I’ve watched Badlands (online, as usual) and, whilst it’s an improvement from the premiere; it’s still nothing amazing in my opinion.

        • Yeah, and from what I’ve read of how events in the finale will lead into the fourth and final series, it’s clear something big is about to go down. Woody’s death seems like a solid bet, I suppose. I’ll be gutted if that’s it, though, as he’s my favourite of the four of them.

          Not if I can help it. I’ve had trouble downloading “Badlands” (e.g. stalled downloads and corrupted copies), and I can’t stream it online, for various reasons. Jamie’s helping me by uploading his own copy for me to download tonight, so that should mean a review of it tomorrow, if all goes to plan.

          That’s a shame about it not being much of an improvement on the premiere. We tend to agree on Falling Skies, so I’ve no doubt I’ll feel the same as you.