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Falling Skies Season 2 Premiere Review - The New Standard For PrimeTime Sci-Fi?

After spending the last several months mulling and anticipating the Falling Skies season 2 premiere, I finally got a look at the two-part debut including the episodes "World's Apart" and "Shall We Gather at the River".  Result:  I'm stunned.  Since the creative team had little or no opportunity to course correct based on viewer feedback in season one, I sort of anticipated season 2 of Falling Skies would be a reboot in many ways, but I never expected the magnitude of improvements I've just witnessed.  Falling Skies has set the standard for prime-time action and Science Fiction and delivered an opening act that finally fulfills the promise of a blockbuster level experience on the small screen.  That said, the transition from season one is not nearly as jarring as you might expect.  I definitely felt I was in a new world, and the Falling Skies' technical improvements were apparent from the beginning, but season one does not suffer as a result.  This is a fluidly executed transition to a new narrative that will quite simply, pardon the cliche, blow you away. Here's a few points that stuck out to me:


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