Falling Skies Season 1, Episode 8

Episode  8 – What Hides Beneath

Summary:

Captain Weaver is having trouble sleeping and is showing signs of decreased operational awareness. The school has been compromised but the Skidders are pulling back to their main ships, for unknown reasons, but Porter is ready to take the attack to the Skidders. In the meantime Ann and Lourdes are making dark discoveries about the Harnessed kids and the Skidders.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Pope has some demolition skills.
  • Rick is drawing pictures of his life as a slave.
  • Uncle Scott blowing a hole through the walls. I guess no one was down range.
  • Is there anything Captain Weaver hasn’t done? He’s soldier/OB/contractor.
  • The reveal of the new humanoid aliens. It changes the layout of the battlefield.  Are Skidders just grunts and not the decision makers like the survivors thought?
  • Max and Pope bonding. “Out of the mouths of babes.”
  • Ann and Lourdes doing alien autopsies. The Skidders may be the end result of humans being enslaved? Is Ben turning into a Skidder?
  • Karyn is at the door, with her friend the alien.
  • Captain Weaver’s wife and oldest daughter might be alive.
  • All the guns on Pope when he’s showing them how to use the alien bullets.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • Poor Captain Weaver is having nightmares.
  • Rick is sitting right there drawing about Skidders as they are discussing their big attack plan. Does anyone else see problems with that.
  • Ben’s seems physically very fit but there is something going on with his harness spikes.
  • Wouldn’t shooting in the middle of an alien controlled city be a bad idea?
  • I don’t trust Rick. He wants to be taken back to the Skidders.
  • How has the old woman stayed alive for so long right next to the alien base? Oh wait, she’s crazy  after the Skidders let her go. But there is something very creepy about the way she has supplies and stuff.
  • Captain Weaver goes back to his house.  He remembers all the bad things that happened when the initial attack happened.
  • Captain Weaver was forced to take a harness off his own daughter and the pain is just too much. He’s giving up.
  • Once gain, your going to let alien sympathizers live? She’s a crazy old lady but they should have cut her down.
  • Rick running after he see’s Pope shoot through mech armor.

 

Falling Skies Season 1, Episode 7

Episode  7 – Sanctuary Part 2

Summary:

We know from the end of Episode 6 that Pope rolled on Weaver’s group.  And everyone else at “Sanctuary” is apparently in on it.  Traitors.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Mike wondering why Clayten’s people are so settled in.
  • Pope complaining about how Clayten’s people cook.
  • Tom taking a bike and checking out where Clayten took their kids.
  • Rick at dinner, creeping me out.
  • Lourdes finds Eli’ backpack. The tension builds. I think Hal is starting to put it together. But Mike isn’t so sure because he’s known Clayten for so long. Right up until he finds the piles of belongings from all the kids Clayten has handed over to the skidders.
  • Come on, show a real live birth.
  • Mike’s still a good guy. Come on, kill everyone quick and quiet as you leave the traitor house.  I think in real life people would be a bit more viscious.
  • Good shooting Mike.  Come on, don’t bite it. Shit, Clayten flanked him.
  • Nice houses.  They picked a good spot to flee through.  I think the cake looks fine, have a bite.
  • Ben wants to go get help. He’s fast.  The after effects of the harness seem to have made him stronger. The Hal/Ben  dynamic if very touching.
  • Captain Weaver has some serious OB skills.  Weaver keeps surprising me.
  • Pope saves Hal.  He might be a d*ck but at least he’s kind of on the right team this time.
  • Come on Weaver, just drop everyone at the farm.  None of them deserve to live.
  • Nice shooting Tom.
  • Rick is a Skidder zombie – very creepy.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • Send all those under twenty with me, after I walked in after my position got overrun.  Hmm, I smell something fishy here.
  • Come on, Pope would have stabbed the dude, without a doubt.
  • Why doesn’t anyone have any silenced weapons? They seem like they would be useful when your trying not to get caught by skidders.
  • Why the hell would Tom walk out in the open? It really makes no sense. And Clayten would have just shot Tom and Hal once they were disarmed.
  • Why is Ben normal but Rick is still a zombie?
  • You leave traitors who deal with the enemy alive? I think that in any army that is a death sentence.
  • Mike bought it.

 

Death Valley Season 1, Episode 1

Episode  1

Summary:

I have to say I am pretty psyched about this new series.  I hope it delivers.   It has a great premise. Vampire, zombies, and other undead creatures are real, and the police have a special squad put together to combat them.

The first episode delivered tons of laughs, but at the same time it felt like it was rushed into production.  Overall, a great start, I’m looking forward to next weeks episode and hopes it continues to deliver.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Bryan Callen is pretty good as the sergent.
  • I mean, I’m not saying you are a virgin, but I’m not saying your not.
  • Jocko taco – that’s going to hurt coming out.
  • Naked chicks, nipple slips, wow, he has a lot of porn on this thing.
  • Hot blonde chick kicking ass in the background.
  • Slow walking zombies eating hands.
  • Hiding guns in bodies.  Hop, hop, hop.
  • Crying sound men. You’re acting like a pussy.
  • If they can run like that, we let them go.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • The production values are all over the place.

Rick Perry For President – Yeah!!!

The number one issue on Rick Perry’s Presidential website is Jobs.

From Rick Perry for President|Issues:

Sounds just like what America nees right? A president focused on the economy and jobs. But, everything isn’t what it seeems. Texas leads the state in minimum wage jobs, and remember, that is $7.25 per hour.  Or  $15080 per year.   And remember people, that makes you one of the “Lucky Ducks” who doesn’t pay income tax because you are below the poverty line.  The same people the rethuglicans want to find out why they aren’t pay any income tax, but god forbid you tax the ultra rich on their earnings over a million dollars a little bit more.  That would be wrong.

Falling Skies Season 1, Episode 6

Episode  6 – Sanctuary Part 1

Summary:

The civilians are getting antsy, frightened by what has been going on in the camp. Things go from bad to worse as they realize another brigade has been overrun, and the skidders are heading their way.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Fear mentality – it would be chaos in reality.
  • Ben freaking out Max with his spine spikes. Big brothers…
  • Ben explaining how he felt about the skidders.  Uber creepy. It freaks Hal out too.
  • Tom and Ann – how long before they they get closer?
  • Lourdes, the pre med student, there is something very wholesome and sweet about her.
  • Go Jimmy, he must have played airsoft.  Good shot Captain Weaver.
  • Jimmy is in shock, give the kid some whisky.
  • Maggie, “I’m going to go save your br0ther…the one who’s about to get his ass kicked.”
  • The dynamic between Hal and Ben. If I was Tom I’d let Hal go with Max and Ben.
  • Tom and Ann finally hold hands.
  • The slave girl Clayton deals with is creepy good.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • Send all those under twenty with me, after I walked in after my position got overrun.  Hmm, I smell something fishy here.
  • Candles burning in an unattended hallway? You have that many candles.
  • Come on, the mech shows up and the new guy wants you to give him your kids.  Don’t trust Clayten!!!
  • Yeah, let’s take the path I told everyone we wouldn’t take.  Great idea, and Hal just let’s him lead them away.
  • Clayten is such a traitor. What a bastard. Is everyone at Clayton’s camp in on it or is just him?

 

Falling Skies Season 1, Episode 5

Episode  5 – Silent Kill

Summary:

Tom has found his stash of narcotics and is ready to go after Ben. Anne cautions him that even if they get him back, its not a guarantee that he will be okay. The skidder is naughty, but Ann still thinks she can learn form it.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Ann is hot and has an awesome name in real life – Moon Bloodgood
  • Captain Weaver schooling Tom in tactics.  Even if it leads to the highly unlikely strategy of sending one dude in with a knife between his teeth in the dark.
  • Uncle Scott working on the radio equipmen with Max
  • Margaret is a cutie too.
  • Uncle Scott being worried about Anne. He’s a sweet old man.
  • Dr. Harris getting strangled. You get what you deserve when your an idiot.
  • Captain Weaver, “I don’t know what’s crazy anymore, we’re fighting aliens from outer space.”
  • Ann getting up close and personal with a scalpel. You go girl.
  • Mechs are the worst sentries ever – they make a lot of noise.
  • Ah, the skidder loves its little slave babies. How cute.
  • A half way quiet kill.
  • Uncle Scott, he’s also a physicians assistant.
  • CPR Boobies – keep doing CPR – Don’t stop, you can save him.  Damn, she stopped.
  • Margaret’s story. It was sad but touching.
  • The baby shower – I wonder if its going to be like “V” and its going to be an alien.
  • Ben is back.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • I know I’ve belly ached about it, but the civvies are a little too well fed and a little too clean.
  • Poor Captain Weaver, I think the song was his daughters.
  • Mike’s son Rick isn’t on a 1 to 1 watch? He just got unslaved, slaved, unslaved.
  • I’m afraid Captain Weaver is going to eat a bullet eventually. He’s starting to show cracks.
  • Ann is showing her crazy bits, but I still love her.
  • Hal’s “slave impression”.  He moves his head too much.  Although he did improve a bit later on.
  • Poor Captain Weaver listening to his kid’s music.

Falling Skies Season 1, Episode 4

Episode  4 – Grace

Summary:

They’ve got the bug Tom captured in lock up but Captain Weaver won’t let him go back after Ben until after he gets them more motorcycles to improve their mobility.  Hal has his own worries as he struggles with Karyn’s being taken.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Max wants to fight.
  • The old man who gives Max the radio job. I think he’s called Uncle Scott.
  • Skidders sleeping.  Apparently they are like bats.
  • Skidders give off radio waves.
  • The hot religous pre med student.
  • The creepy look Mike get’s when he realizes his son is looking at the alien, saying “father”.
  • Mike getting serious with his M16.  He’s my kind of negotiator. Then it passes out, and the radio static stops.
  • Anne is also pretty cute.
  • Gas grenade bombs.  Sweet.
  • Harness kids with guns.  Very smark aliens.  People will hesitate before shooting kids, even if they are salved.
  • Skidder on the wall in the motorcycle shop.  Very nice special effects.
  • Human endurance, no matter how bad it gets, there are things to be thankful for.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • Tom is too easy to convince not to go get Ben.
  • The recon team just got back and they are too clean. Come on, you’ve been walking for hours, rub some dirt on.
  • You let Pope go back to get gas with just one other dude?
  • Dr. Harriws is a D*ck but I agree with him that they should kill the damn alien.
  • Holy crap, Mike’s kid is a slave still.  Poor Mike. And the skidder can talk through the slave. Poor Mike, he lost his kid.
  • Some of the slave kids look a little chubby.  What have they been eating?
  • So do some of the civilians. (look chubby I mean)