Player Affinity Writes:
Since the beginning of its second season, Falling Skies has been much better than last year's introductory season. That is, until "Death March." The episode was a collection of storylines that mostly failed to hit their marks, and although a couple of them showed some promise, the story was dragged down by clichés. A cliché doesn't have to be bad. There is a reason why we often re-read novels and re-watch movies or TV series. I would argue that in filmmaking, reusing previous (and tested) ideas is not an issue. However, the problem here is reusing them badly. Let us discuss the following two clichés from "Death March."