Falling Skies

2011 TV-14 5 seasons

Falling Skies

2011 TV-14 5 seasons
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In this sci-fi series, college professor Tom Mason uses his knowledge of military history to help lead an insurgency against vicious aliens who have devastated Earth, killed his wife and kidnapped one of his sons.
Noah Wyle, Maxim Knight, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, Seychelle Gabriel, Peter Shinkoda, Will Patton, Sarah Carter, Connor Jessup, Colin Cunningham, Mpho Koaho, Ryan Robbins, Dylan Authors, Bruce Gray, Dale Dye, James Collins, Daniyah Ysrayl
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5

Summary of Season 1 (2011) - 3 discs

In this action-packed series about resistance fighters battling malevolent aliens, widower Tom Mason struggles to keep his sons safe after Earth is nearly decimated by the ferocious attacks.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.85:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French, Portuguese
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that violence drives the plot of this sci-fi drama, but it's surprisingly light on blood and gore. That said, characters use weapons of every sort -- from guns to explosives -- and death is a common occurrence. (The aliens themselves are pretty creepy, too.) You'll also hear low-level curse words like "hell" and "damn," and see light sexual content (like kissing).

Sexual Content

Sex isn't the focus in a survival situation, but there's some mild innuendo/flirting/interaction between select characters. Some kissing.


Violent acts aren't excessively shocking or gory, but there are frequent gun battles, laser fights, and bombings with bouts of blood and death. Most characters have experienced life-altering moments of violence. Children taken prisoner by the aliens are outfitted with controlling devices that look painful and invasive.


Infrequent use of "damn," "hell," etc.

Social Behavior

The show drives home positive messages about building community, working together, and protecting human life whenever possible. Most families are no longer intact, but the concept of family is still very important.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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