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Falling Skies: "Exodus" (Season 4, Episode 3)

Well lo and behold. It’s still silly, but this episode was genuinely entertaining, at least the main arc. Say what you will about Falling Skies, but Helix it ain’t. (That’s a good thing.) So as long as we don’t follow this up with an episode titled "Leviticus," maybe we’ve got some momentum.   


Falling Skies: "The Eye" (Season 4, Episode 2)


Two episodes down and I think we have enough data for a decision—the split storylines aren’t working out so well. I’m assuming the plan is to have them all converge, and maybe it will work then, but for right now it’s kind of tedious. As in, if we’re in the second scene after the third commercial break that means it must be… Lourdes? A little of that goes a long way.  Particularly when its Lourdes, as we’ll cover below.


Falling Skies: "Ghost in the Machine" (Season 4, Episode 1)



Falling Skies is back for its fourth season. So please join me in welcoming it with a hearty round of WTF?



This is a show that had settled comfortably into a rut. It was sort of the couch potato of TV science fiction. Not particularly ambitious or original, but blessed with a good situation on FX that showered upon it the kind of ratings that SyFy would be harvesting kidneys off unsuspecting people on the street to get.

It’s still a couch potato. Except tonight it was one that had been snorting paint fumes.


Captain America: The Winter Soldier

 Uh… Wow.

This movie is actually good. As in “almost real movie” good, not just “comic book on screen” good. The basic thrust of it harkens back to all those official corruption movies from the 70s, of which “Three Days of the Condor” is probably most iconic. That starred Robert Redford, who cycles back in this one as Mr. Corruption himself, with a smile and a capitol C.



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