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Falling Skies: Season 1 (2011)




Critic Consensus: Despite the lack of edginess and gore of more popular dystopian tv programming, Falling Skies still engages with a new spin on the classic alien invasion trope.


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Falling Skies chronicles the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that leaves most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, survivors band together to begin the difficult task of fighting back against the aggressive aliens. Outside of Boston, history professor Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) helps lead a small army named 2nd Massachusetts in the battle of their lives to preserve their families and what's left of mankind. Falling Skies is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, along with DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, Graham Yost and screenwriter Robert Rodat, who wrote the pilot from an idea he co-conceived with Spielberg. Mark Verheiden and Greg Beeman serve as co-executive producers.


Noah Wyle
as Tom Mason
Moon Bloodgood
as Anne Glass
Drew Roy
as Hal Mason
Maxim Knight
as Matt Mason
Connor Jessup
as Ben Mason
Mpho Koaho
as Anthony
Sarah Carter
as Margaret
Dale Dye
as Porter
Steven Weber
as Dr. Michael Harris
Dylan Authors
as Jimmy Boland
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Critic Reviews for Falling Skies: Season 1

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (23)

Unfortunately, this eight-week series, dramatizing the efforts of a scrappy band of humans to fight a superior alien invasion, sandwiches every sci fi cliché from Battle: Los Angeles to War of the Worlds into one predictable program.

November 21, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Lacking the basic elements that make good sci fi great.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Competently directed, acted and written to a point.

May 22, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

In due time, it starts to take hold, telling its timeworn alien invasion tale in ways that might well pull you along.

June 19, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

It has a solid Saturday-matinee tone, as the characters dart through the wrecked streets with dirt on their cheeks and rifles on their shoulders.

June 19, 2011 | Full Review…

Falling Skies is looking like the season's best popcorn television.

June 19, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Falling Skies: Season 1

The serial makes you wanna watch more and more about the story and the happenning evemts in the series. Maybe some people want to have more series althogh they know that there cannot are more than needed series of the serial. The first season makes you think that the people are gonna only try to survive and not go to battle for their planet and their lifes back. But they together with surviving the alien " apocalypsis " but they try go destroy them to make them leave the planet. The season shows the happenning in the begging couple of weeks or months of the alien invasion.


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