Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center
Just a heads up to all of you who appreciate a good post apocalyptic tv show. The tv series Falling Skies is returning tonight at 9/8c for its third season. And if season 3 is anything like seasons 1 or 2, we’re in for an awesome 10 episodes.
The show’s premise is this: Since season 1, all of humanity has been under attack from a a group of aliens that are clearly not of this world. Governments have crumbled. Services such as running water, electricity, and our nations delicate food supply system are all but gone. Every person who has managed to survive the initial attack is living a very different life than they ever had before. The acquisition of food, water, and other essentials come second to only one thing: winning the war for our very survival. Mix in some interesting characters, a background set that is realistic to the “T”, and the relationship issues that us humans like to have and you’ve got one heck of a good show.
Although the concept of “humanity vs aliens” is not at all appealing to me, after viewing a few episodes I really gained an appreciation for the show. The ideas and concepts utilized in the story line are identical to those used within the world of prepping. The ideas of self reliance, planning, community, and preparedness are all seen within the series making it not only entertaining, but slightly educational in the sense that it may actually get you thinking, “What would I do if I had to survive in such dire situations?” Regardless of all else, it’s just good entertainment.
If you haven’t seen or heard of Falling Skies, I’ve included promo clips for Seasons 1 & 2, as well as the upcoming season 3 below. So if you have nothing going on Sundays at 9/8c, it’s worth checking out.
Season 1 Preview
Season 2 Preview
Season 3 Preview
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