Set months after an alien invasion wiped out the majority of the world’s population, small pockets of survivors begin to band together to fight back.
One such group, calling themselves the Second Mass (an allusion to the Continental Army) is led by Captain Weaver (Patton) and history professor Tom Mason (Wyle), who is also searching for one of his sons, kidnapped by the invading force.
Over time, small victories lead to larger ones as humanity proves it isn’t easy to conquer.
Why It Was So Good:
From the mind of Steven Spielberg, this is an alien invasion show after the aliens had already won. How would we fight back? Could we?
Wyle (ER, The Librarians) plays Mason with a conviction of a man who loves his children and uses his unique perspective on American history to rally the troops to take back the world. With familiar sci-fi ideas meshed with some new (and some used in new ways), this isn’t your typical invasion show.
The CGI is top-notch and doesn’t overshadow the human condition that plays very well over five seasons. It’s only 52 total episodes, so this one can become binge-worthy without even realizing you’re half-way through it.
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