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The chaotic aftermath of an alien attack has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force. Written by
There has been a good amount of bad reviews on this TV show. I,
however, disagree with them on the merit of this show. I remember first
hearing about this show and being intrigued by the fact that Spielberg
was creating and producing a TV show about an alien invasion. Let's be
honest, this is not an original script or idea. The alien invasion/end-
of-the-world/post-apocalyptic genre is not something lacking in modern
entertainment. There has been and currently is a myriad of movies and
TV shows the fit this genre. So yes, if you are looking for a TV show
that is completely original and new this is not necessarily the show
you are looking for.
However this show is very unique in the way that it tells this age-old
story of aliens invading and taking over Earth. It begins 6 months
after the aliens have already taken over the world. I really like that
start because it skips over what most TV shows and movie(V, Skyline,
War of the Worlds, Battle: Los Angeles) completely focus on. It focuses
on the struggle for survival of a group of soldiers and civilians (2nd
This show does an incredible job of showing the reality of the daily
struggles these people go through to survive in an alien-occupied
world. Everything from getting food, to medical supplies, to
transportation and gas, and places to hide and stay is a real struggle
they have to face in the show. I love the gritty reality of the show.
You really see struggle these characters go through for basic things.
A lot people also complain about the characters saying they are flat
and not developed. Let me counter it by saying this. You can't compare
this TV show (which only gets 10 episodes a season) with another show
that gets 20-24 a season. They have WAY less time to tell story and
develop characters. They do a great job with the little amount of
episodes they get. The 2nd season vastly improves on the first season
and amps up the stakes on all levels.
I would recommend this show to any SciFi fan. It's a fun show to watch
and I find myself loving the characters and wanting to see how they
survive not only the aliens but also the daily challenges placed before
them for basic survival.
Don't write it off because of what other people say. Try watching it
for yourself, you won't regret it.
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