Check out what ScreenJunkies had to say about Falling Skies on their ‘The 5 Best Fantasy Shows on TV’ list.
Unless you have decent otherworldly evidence for why you’re walking funny after that camping trip, aliens enslaving the Earth are straight out fantasy. “Falling Skies” starts out fairly typically, with a band of military and civilians working together as a cell of rebellion under the gun of a superior alien force called Skitters. Beginning with well-trodden stories of low resources and lower ammunition, this fantasy show stretches out to grow into a strong story as the characters become individuals with their own goals. Breaking from the normal attention deficit storytelling, “Falling Skies” lets a little throwaway question voiced in an early episode soak into the back of your mind until, just before it gets forgotten, it becomes a large reveal. The two part episode “Sanctuary” conveys a situation where that instinctual feeling that something is wrong keeps setting off your personal “Spidey sense”, but in the end you have to ignore your gut in order to serve the best interests of the group.