For those of my readers into post-apocalyptic/survival themes, there may be a new show of interest for you. This past Sunday (June 19th, 2011) TNT released the 2-hour premier of “Falling Skies”, an end-of-the-world story set six months after an alien invasion that has exterminated most of the human population and has stripped the remaining population of electricity, advanced communications and other modern-day advances.
The main plot of the story (so far at least) revolves around a small band of survivors who call themselves the resistance. Led in part by a former BU history professor (played by Noah Wyle) they wander the apocalyptic aftermath of the Boston area trying to make some sense of their lives. This human underground is forced to find food, necessary supplies, and seek out a meager existence all while plotting how they can avoid and overthrow their occupiers who at this time in the show it is unclear why they came to Earth.
“Falling Skies”, airing Sundays at 9PM EST on TNT, appears to be a pretty solid show and, for you survival-minded folks, it opens up a slew of “What would I do in that situation?” or “How would I react?” questions that good survival stories inspire.
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