Film and TV

Falling Skies: "Adults Get Us Killed."

I often (okay, just now) wonder about how the alien invasion went down pre-Falling Skies. According to what we've heard, the aliens overpowered Earth's defenses and killed 90% of humanity in the space of a few days, which I guess means Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum weren't able to upload a virus into the overlords' Macintosh OS in time.

And while the show's primary focus is on Tom Mason and his sons, we've gotten enough hints of other characters' pasts to provide us with handy side plots when convenient. A couple of those came into play last night, though the episode was depressingly Pope-free.

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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