For those of you who follow me on The Crows Nest, and Cosmic Chili you know I do not blog about entertainment, much less Television Shows. There is a reason for this. I have very limited time to watch TV. I reserve my television gazing time for History or Science shows. When it comes to mini-series it will be things like a nice Ken Burns documentary, or the Hanks/Spielberg series like Band of Brothers, or from Earth to the Moon. So what possessed me to even dedicate 2 hours of my time watching a show about fiction? Marketing.
I am as cynical as can be when it comes to marketing ploys. I am oblivious to most marketing attempts. When the commercials come on my mind goes somewhere else. In this case the marketing came out of nowhere. For a reason I can not recall I signed up for a site called Klout. You can read more about it at the link. They sent me an email that offered some free stuff just for saying I want the stuff. Although they said I didn't have to do anything (which is totally true), I thought I would conduct an experiment. I would participate as best I could with what limited time I have. This blog is part of the participation...as well as some tweets. It got me interested in the Movie, and TNT in general ( still regard Ted Turner as a total ass). This is what brings me to the movie.
Over the life of this series I will comment on the Movie, what I like and what I don't. I will be upfront with you...I am not a professional movie critic. I am, however, very good at observing those around me, and describing what I like. Stay tuned as I give my impressions of Falling Skies.