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Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:01 PM

Revolution Starts Today....

any chance that it will make it to a second season? I get started on these SciFi shows like The River and you get hooked and then they cancel them. I'm trying to decide whether I want to put the investment in to watch Revolution tonight or just blow it off because I know that they will be canceling it and leave us hanging.

What do you think?

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 12:17 AM

1. I watched it and I liked it.

If they cancel, I hope they bring it to a conclusion first. I hate being left hanging, too.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 02:05 AM

2. I love these kinds of shows...

which apparently is the kiss of death. Sorry.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:22 AM

3. I watched it. There are some rough edges, but overall I liked it.

I too hate investing time into these new shows because networks are so skittish these days and pull the trigger far too soon on many good shows...

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 03:23 PM

4. I got around to watching the pilot...

This was a disaster... And not the good kind. An hour of my life I'll never get back, don't waste your time.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 01:43 AM

5. Apparently Armani Teeshirts are still available - and leather hot pants and hair product.

Everybody is so pretty.

I like the premise. The network will make it a disaster.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:20 PM

6. I liked it.

At first I couldn't wrap my mind around the fact that cars, airplanes and other things operated by batteries would stop when the electric grid did, but then it made sci-fi sense that there was more at play than ordinary grid collapse. I hope bad writing in future episodes doesn't doom the series. The premise is exciting and yes I hate cancellations before the story lines are tied up with some sort of ending.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:25 AM

7. Did not like! But it might stick around.

It's got the JJ Abrams name attached to it, creator/writer for such series as "Lost" and "Alias" and, umm, "Felicity" and the "Cloverfield" movie and the "Star Trek" reboot, which I believe is the only thing he's ever done that contained more than one word in the title. The point is, he's hot property right now, and it's got his name attached as exec producer.

Oswego "Bad Robot" Atheist

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:58 AM

8. not bad

These kind of series take awhile to work themselves out as to if they will be good or bad.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 02:11 AM

9. I liked it, but it could have been more about survival.

I really wanted them to show how the people managed after the blackout. They could have taken the first few shows to show how they learned to cope. Then moved it forward a few years.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 12:18 PM

10. It's a good idea poorly executed--and with right-wing leanings

The story of how a modern society coped with the permanent loss of all electric power would have been an interesting story, but they skipped over all that so they could have an excuse to bring on the violence.

There seems to be a fight of some sort every few minutes. That's a bad writer's substitute for characterization, good dialogue, interesting plots, etc.

In the second episode, I couldn't help noticing the emphasis on GUNS and the Monroe troops confiscating them or the fact that the "rebels" had American flags. The leader of the Monroe troops, the one who is going around killing people (and confiscating GUNS!), is a mixed-race African-American. To me that indicates a right-wing subtext.

Also, even if all the electricity in the world failed, there is enough technical knowledge among the human population to recreate it, even on a simple level. There is no reason, for example, why a diesel generator or water-powered turbine would not work. Electricity is not an element that can be "removed" from the world. It is the flow of electrons, and it can be generated in many ways, and if electrons are gone, then nothing can exist. Is there still lightning in that world? The shaky science bothered me, and I'm not even a science.

So on the whole, I'd have to give the series a thumbs down.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 08:20 AM

11. Agree. I started watching the second epi then clicked "delete series" a half hour in.

It's apparently an excuse for watching men form militias which then fight one another (I think there's also a plucky female or two). Giancarlo Esposito being in it gave me some hope it would be a quality show, but it looks very ordinary. As you say, interesting science premise, but that's not even remotely their focus.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:20 PM

13. My wife seems to like it, but I think it's dumb as hell.

I'm now referring to it as that "we've been without electricity for 15 years but we can still dress and get our hair done up like a motherfucker" show.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:17 PM

14. The premise is that physics themselves broke. Electricty doesn't exist.

It's based on the Emberverse (Dies the Fire) concept that all electricity no longer exists, electrons won't flow through metal. In Emberverse all high level energy physics breaks so even guns don't work. In Revolution guns do work but I suspect it's because they wanted to have action and stuff.

I think while originally it had a more conservative bent to it I think they did it that way to illustrate just how horrible the society is and how it's a cut throat experience.

However, the young girl has a conscious and while she walks a fine line between being cutthroat and good (she did murder a guy in cold blood), her good side I think is winning out (going back to rescue the slaves as a reason more important than stealing a sniper rifle).

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:54 PM

12. the lead female character "Charlie"

and her brother " Danny" are determinedly stupid. Why do writers need to make stupid the archetype of teenagers?

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Response to irisblue (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 11:11 PM

18. "Determinedly stupid" is a perfect way to describe those characters


and the writers who wrote them.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:58 PM

15. "I'm looking for a biography on Joe Biden" = awesome password



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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 08:25 AM

16. I've Come To The Conclusion That This Show Won't Make It....

It gets stupider by the week. And now the actress that has appeared in other scifi type shows like this appears as the Mother.
I've stopped watching and I suspect they will be losing more and more of their audience in the upcoming weeks. There's only so much stupid I can take and I'm getting my dose of stupid from this election and watching so many America Sheeple be taken in by Rmoney and the Repugs.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 11:50 AM

17. 12 necklaces???

One down eleven to go. I don't think the show will last that long.............

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