Since almost no one watches TNT's alien drama Falling Skies, I have to keep this short (b/c no one really cares) but let me just say this -- the finale was one of the worst TV shows I have ever seen.
You know how sometimes you watch a bad movie and you realize that entire huge sections of the movie have been taken out because they did not test well? Or how the plot just jumps wildly around hoping to find something people like? ("I generally hated it, but I liked how the one pretty blonde girl spoke for the aliens"). Or how it just, often mercifully, ends for no apparent reason? "Well, we got 93 minutes worth of stuff here, anyone want to write a 3 minute ending?"
Oh eff it, I guess I will have my 11 year old daughter tell me how it ends.
The Falling Skies finale had all of these things, plus (ala the really old Battlestar Galactica) a feeling that the producers simply ran out of money and couldn't make the show they wanted to make.
In the finale, our hero soldiers are supposed to join up with other groups soldiers and blow up an alien ship -- the other groups of soldiers never show up........cuz, I guess, they might be dead?
The hero soldiers continue forward in an effort to blow up the ship anyway (though they have only 1/4 of the required explosives and 3/4 of their forces are, maybe/probably, dead.
The hero soldiers assault the ship.......off screen......and get blown up, sort of. 50% of the them die but the other 50% just get knocked unconscious.....by.....something....? One guy says, "I don't know why they didn't finish us off." Yeah, pretty good question.
Our non-soldier hero arrives and shoots an RPG into the alien ship, blowing up 25% of the ship.
He and an injured soldier laugh their asses off at what they just did........then drive away.......in a vehicle that was rendered inoperable by an alien attack that killed the driver....
On their way home, the head alien stops them and tells them (through the pretty blonde girl) that he admires their spunk (apparently he wasn't that impressed when the world's military lost 300,000,000 soldiers trying to fend off the initial invasion) and wants to take the non-soldier into his ship. "No thanks" -- well, if you don't do it, then we will come after your child and take him from you. "Oh, OK, I will come." So............if they could take away your son, they would have done it by now, or they would do it right now. And.....you don't want your son to be taken from you, so you leave him to go hang with aliens??????
Guy walks onto the alien ship, other guy left standing there with his dick in his hand saying, "Tom, WTF!?!?" and...........the screen goes black.
Lesson learned -- nothing.
Reality quotient -- minus 1,000,000
Logical consistency -- minus infinity.
Awful, awful, awful.