Falling Skies "Prisoner of War" 6/26/11

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by trainman, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001


    How did a school on the outskirts of Boston end up with so many New York Daily News front pages on their bulletin board?
  2. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Maybe by then New York was the nearest city with a going newspaper?

    Hell, the way things are going I could see that happening even without an alien invasion! :D
  3. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    I was left somewhat disappointed by this episode, but I'm not sure I can put my finger on why. The whole thing with Sawyer's surprise reveal as a cook (chef) just seemed off, but that was just a part of it. I'm still invested enough to keep watching, though.
  4. Linnemir

    Linnemir Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    Maybe I've been playing D&D too long, but it seemed as if all the big reveals were telegraphed ahead of time. Even so, I'm enjoying it. The actors are doing a good job, and the plot is fairly believable.
  5. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002


    I found it very interesting that in an interview Noah Wylie stated that the pilot is almost 2 years old as of this summer, and filming for the rest of the series was done 2nd half of last year.
  6. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    I think this episode pretty much debunks the theory that the skitters are pets or a slave race considering that the skitter seemed to be in charge.

    I'm still enjoying the ride.
  7. gchance

    gchance 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Dec 6, 2002
    Olivehurst, CA

  8. BradJW

    BradJW Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2008
    I loved the episode.

    I don't like Pope's character but the show is very compelling. So far I think it's as good as walking dead. Well have to see if it stays that good but I'm loving it so far
  9. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Cynical old guy

    Feb 10, 2005
    St Louis, MO
    I liked this ep better than the pilot.
  10. caslu

    caslu Active Member

    Jun 24, 2003
    Still not feeling it, and after hanging with V for two less than stellar seasons I think I've had enough of the alien invasion genre for now.
  11. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

    Oct 6, 1999
    Gulfport, MS
    I liked Pope as Major Davis on SG-1, but I'm not sure he has the range to pull off the biker as chef deal.

    I also hope that we haven't seen the Master Vs yet. If it turns out to be the skittles, that would be a disappointment.
  12. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    I still think the skitters are not the dominant alien life form.

    Teenagers still do slow, half assed work even under alien mind control. :)
  13. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    Wow....this is SO bad. Acting is awful, music is sappy, plot it thin....ugh....SP gone.
  14. classicX

    classicX Don't scream.

    May 10, 2006
    Miles away...
    I enjoy it. Shows that I watch by myself seem to be becoming more of a rarity in my DVRs, and I'm thankful for the distraction every once in a while.

    I think it's a little too much like Independence Day (which seems even more apparent based on the previews from last week and this week). I can't say that's a reason to dislike the show, because I liked the movie, but I'm hoping for some more original ideas as well.

    With the myriad alien invasion shows and movies, originality seems harder and harder to come by, but I applaud this effort.

    After two episodes, I think I may have a handle on some of the major plot points going forward. Though they are just speculation, I'll spoilerize them just in case:

    I think given the evidence we've seen, the harness is not just a control mechanism. I believe it changes the host slowly into a skitter, and they have to use kids as they are still growing and their bodies are most susceptible, which is why they just kill adults. I think the investigation of the POW with reveal that they have some kind of vestigial human physiology that will lead to this discovery.

    They also seem to make the hosts telepathic with the skitters.
  15. ElJay

    ElJay Active Member

    Apr 6, 2005
    Like the second hour of last week, it put me to sleep... That's enough of this.

    When Noah Wyle's character was asking everybody to put pictures of their kids up on the board, I couldn't tell if he was being sarcastic or serious. (Along the lines of, "That'll shut them up!")
  16. tlc

    tlc Active Member

    May 29, 2002
    I'm Dr. Blowtorch, master of the subtle art of medicine!

    Also, the only one who doesn't need to wear gloves during the procedure!
  17. Mars Rocket

    Mars Rocket Loosely wound

    Mar 24, 2000
    Sinnoh region
    This show is over-dramatic, but not stupidly over-dramatic. I'll give it another week or two.
  18. Dmtalon

    Dmtalon I love Tivo...

    Dec 27, 2003
    I am enjoying the show so far, and am intrigued as to how it will continue. I'm not one that gets hung up on every little detail that isn't perfect as long as it doesn't pull me out of the show.

    I believe they are doing a decent job at getting the desperation of the civilians across, and it's interesting to see them trying to maintain a society (aka holding school lessons)
  19. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I think it's pretty good. A lot less campy than shows like V. You can see Speilgerg's touches in this. It's not emmy award worthy, but it's good escapist summer fare. So far, I'm liking most of the new cable stuff.
  20. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    I forgot to record this show and just caught up using tvtorrents. I like it. it's decent entertainment. I like the fact that it's a 10 episode miniseries. I wasn't sure how long they can keep me interested. Knowing that the end is near (and not because of cancellation or suckage) is good news.

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