The first season of Falling Skies is now over, and I don’t want to say much about it. Whenever there is an “intense” scene, a silly line of dialogue will come out and I’m left giggling while the characters are somber. And then there’s the sappy Spielberg dialogue which is excruciating to listen to. Maybe the dialogue wouldn’t sound so cheesy if the actors, particularly the kids, were better, but it’s doubtful.
The problem with the show’s plot can be seen all over “Mutiny,” essentially a filler episode which, for whatever reason, was aired as the first part of a two-parter. Everyone thinks Weaver has gone haywire, hallucinating due to pill popping. They confront him and talk him down with about 10 lines of hilariously bad dialogue, capped off by Jimmy’s puppy dog eyes. Don’t let Jimmy down, Weaver!! And, oh yeah, Weaver stopped popping pills.