In some very pertinent ways Falling Skies seems to have reinvented itself This show has began afresh. In season two it seemed Falling Skies was inching toward something better. As if the first season was a slow setup with myriad, almost maudlin personal side-stories explored, the second season's later half edged toward more action and less stories of the heart to be blunt. The action between life and death at the hands of the invaders should be what its all about because If I want a slice of humanity I'll watch Steel Magnolias again.
The effects are ramped, the help from the extraterrestrial force that strangely appeared really works. There's some real strategy working to circumvent the obvious leaks. It's a real cauldron of fear brewing. The new characters like the mad nuclear scientist add color. And what? Tom has a hybrid kid now??? Things are going in so many directions all at once there is a kind of chaotic brilliance that hopefully will be fully realized down the road. What started as "iffy" sci-fi has now morphed into something still just shy of a TV Classic Sci-Fi opus. If it can keep the level up, even expounding more on it perhaps, season three of Falling Skies is like a whole new experience.