Thursday, December 18, 2014

Beyond 'Fringe': Blair Brown on 'Falling Skies'

Blair Brown ("Fringe") pops up in a completely different parallel universe Sunday as "Falling Skies" (10 p.m. TNT) finds Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) and a sleep-deprived Capt. Weaver (Will Patton) on a recon mission to what must've been a nice neighborhood once.

Beyond 'Fringe': Blair Brown on 'Falling Skies'

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"Fringe's" Blair Brown pops up in Sunday's "Falling Skies" as a very different character Credit: Smallz and Raskind/Fox

Blair Brown ("Fringe") pops up in a completely different parallel universe Sunday as "Falling Skies" (10 p.m. TNT) finds Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) and a sleep-deprived Capt. Weaver (Will Patton) on a recon mission to what must've been a nice neighborhood once.

It's the first episode I've seen in a while, having watched a good chunk of this first season -- seven hours -- in one lost Sunday not long before the show's June premiere.

And I'm still intrigued by the series, a twist on the alien-invasion theme that executive producer Steven Spielberg has explored so often, with a bit of "Jericho" thrown in. "Falling Skies" continues its tease about the true intention of the critters that, to be honest, look to me like standard-issue movie extraterrestrials but may yet turn out to have a more interesting agenda than most.

Or not.

With three more episodes to go in the season -- the show's already been picked up for a second year  -- I'm hoping to see some daylight on that point soon.

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Ellen Gray Daily News TV Critic
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As the TV critic for the Philadelphia Daily News, I've always believed my job is less about thumbs -- up or down -- and more about the conversation. Because the more choices we have, the fewer people in our lives know what we're talking about when we say, "Did you see that?" And that's when television really starts to get interesting.

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