I watched the first episode of War of the Worlds on Epix Channel. This is the British-French one that takes place in modern times not the other one that takes place in Edwardian England. It was a free airing to tease people to subscribe to the channel. I don't really care to pay to watch anymore. In the end of the episode, you expected to see something of the aliens but all they showed was an aurora borealis type of event happening after the alien craft landed and anybody who wasn't in shelter were killed. No giant alien tripods. From what I gathered on the internet, the aliens are all in alien tripod exo-armor not tripod vehicles. Normally they will spend a little more money on the pilot episode to make it look good to hook people. They didn't even bother. Nothing interesting of the characters that stood out either.