Revolution

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

90
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 17, 2012 on NBC
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7.7
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  • Episode Summary


    Charlie travels from Chicago with a group to rescue her brother. Along the journey they pick up new friends with useful talents to free her brother from a group of rebels.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Boring take on an interesting, if well worn, idea

      3.0
      Atrocious pap that screams 'Terra Nova' at the top of it's TB infected lungs... It's virtually impossible not to connect the two for a high concept that has so much to offer in terms of social commentary, visuals and imaginative storytelling.. but right after the amazing premise is thinly opened, with scant information, they leap forward to where all the interesting stuff is a done-deal and things have settled down... BORING!



      On top of the disappointing focus on an America sent back 300 years in terms of technology the physics of action scenes seem ***ed to the 80's action flick where arrows apparently have the kinetic force of a sledgehammer to the chest and shotguns make inconsequential red shirts (well at least red shirts had an introduction and dialogue) fly around like rag dolls.



      These over the top spurts of pace seem shot to try and fool the viewer into thinking this is exciting stuff right here.. these peaceful farmers with no right to bear arms (but some do.. so that plot point doesn't seem to even matter) who live farming lives.. they are the exciting stuff.. not the degradation and collapse of society... no sir.



      The plot has been done to death in books over the years and those hoping for a vision of "Swan Song" by McCammon or even a Mad Max are sadly to be disappointed.



      As to why this is yet another miss is hard to say.. but since Lost it seems that no Station will commit to a series with real cash and therefore corners get cut left right and centre, leaving every drama to impress without expense and sadly few have the script and visual flare to pull it off.moreless
    • Let's wait and see..

      6.0
      It didn't blow me off my feet, but then... few shows did when the first episode aired. The post-apocalyptic America seems nice enough, but by itself not all that entertaining. Might also even be too nice. The characters look quite shallow and not very interesting. I like Burke, but if his character really has got something, I don't know.

      I'm not sure if I really wanna follow that up...
    • Concept Captured my Attention

      9.0
      I have to say I really like the premise of this show. Showing a not quite medieval America is interesting. The world order has fallen and various warlords are starting to crop up. The casting is good and the for a Pilot the dialogue was ok. I hope people will give ths show a chance cause there is a good cast creative people behind it.
    • The Pilot of Revolution was pretty decent

      9.0
      The Pilot of Revolution was a superb start to a series with potential for success. I really enjoyed watching because the thought of something like this actually happening is intriguing. I liked how the story gave a glimpse of the event happening and then cut to 15 years later. The characters were interesting and though seemingly ripping off some movie franchises the story was pretty engaging. I liked how Uncle Matheson's friend from the past is now a General and in charge. Giancarlo Esposito was a welcome face and played his part well. There were many other familiar faces too. I think the show could be awesome or spiral down hill like Terra Nova, either way I'll watch and look forward to seeing how things play out!!!!!!!moreless
    • Greatly disappointing

      5.0
      What a waste of money (and time)... the premise may be acceptable, if not promising (as long as they don't get too technical:- and I fear the moment they'll try to justify the concept).... but the Pilot was simply BAD. Badl writing, bad characters, bad dialogue. Really low quality. Reminded me of "V" and "Terra Nova", and I don't mean that as a compliment. JJ what are you doing... his last bets were really on the wrong horses. I'm beginning to think that Lost (with all its "later seasons" flaws) was just a lucky guess.

      I'll give another chance or two to this show, but just because of the lack of SF shows out there. DO something!!moreless
    Billy Burke

    Billy Burke

    Miles Matheson

    Tracy Spiridakos

    Tracy Spiridakos

    Charlie Matheson

    Zak Orth

    Zak Orth

    Aaron Pittman

    David Lyons

    David Lyons

    General Sebastian "Bass" Monroe

    Anna Lise Phillips

    Anna Lise Phillips

    Maggie Foster

    J.D. Pardo

    J.D. Pardo

    Nate Walker

    Brian Allison

    Brian Allison

    Rider

    Guest Star

    Nelson Bonilla

    Nelson Bonilla

    Marine Guard

    Guest Star

    Michael Duisenberg

    Michael Duisenberg

    Stern Soldier

    Guest Star

    Graham Rogers

    Graham Rogers

    Danny Matheson

    Recurring Role

    Tim Guinee

    Tim Guinee

    Ben Matheson

    Recurring Role

    Maria Howell

    Maria Howell

    Grace Beaumont

    Recurring Role

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