Has anyone tallied the number of faceplants Aaron Pittman has had so far? His superbly durable eyeglasses are one of the stars of the show. Or is this just an unspoken benefit of the Nano tech?
In order to better enjoy this show, you have to understand that its genre is science fiction. Sure there's a lot of missing background detail and scientific inaccuracy. But does it make the stories of the characters any less enjoyable? At least several of our heroes have taken bullets and suffered other injuries. I don't remember anybody from the A-Team ever getting shot!
From the very first episode I've had mixed feelings about this show. The worst of the aftermath is left unsaid. If we lost electricity the majority of people would need to become small farmers to survive. Communities would band together for protection against outlaws. All of this unstated background nags at me, but the episodes are highs and lows. I'm just about to quit watching and the plot will pick up. Favorite characters are Miles, Charlie, and Aaron. Tom and Julia Neville are sociopaths who I would not miss. Monroe is and always has been quite mad.
Im still in season 1, so maybe I havent got all the story yet.. but .. What REALLY bothers me is the very foundation for the story. They shut of electricity. Ok, yea right - how do you think human beings function? yes thats right, through electrical signaling (eg neuronal/neuromuscular circuits). Ie - if u shut of all electricity we all friggin die. (They didnt use something like an EMP that would fry circuits, but something seems to actively inhibit electrical signaling) So, the whole idea for the show is stupid to begin with.
That said, the actors are actually not bad. The only really annoying character so far is the brother, but he seems to get less screen time at the moment. They could let Tracy Spiridakos try act a bit more than at present, but maybe her character will evolve.. I actually prefer this show to Walking Dead and its ilks, because (in Revolution) you get the whole post apocalyptic world without the stupid zombies/mutants/aliens whatever unbelievable crap.
So.. I guess if u like Walking Dead you'll like this one. The acting, editing etc is MUCH better than Falling Skies. Ok so the script is super weak from the beginning (and it doesnt seem to get any better) but the good parts make up for the bad at the moment.
Wow. Tonight's episode we got some big payoffs, some interesting developments and some major cliffhangers. The show is pulling out all the stops and it's going to be incredibly difficult to wait it out until the next episode which is over a month away.
I just knew Charlie and Conner were gonna get together but I was shocked it happened so soon. I found it awesome Charlie was the one to initiate it all and think she did it as a way to bother Monroe. I loved Monroe's reaction. Poor Conner doesn't know what hit him. And it was a very serious moment when Charlie gave him that speech about how they'll all likely be dead within a year. I can't wait to see how that plays out...
Another great moment for the show was seeing Rachel and Miles finally get together--completely together. It was a big moment for them and I'm glad they had it. Neville showing up on the scene was a complete shocker for them and I sense tragedy will only come of this. Jason is with him so I am also wondering what's gonna happen between him and Charlie when they reunite.
I so wish I had Aarons power. He has a gift , and what a gift. lol My favorite character is probably Aaron, although Im in a love hate relationship with Monroe. I can't help but think he was a good man gone bad, going back to good yet still on the brink of being a power hungry mad man. He wants to start the Monroe republic again , only this time - with his new found son. WHAT A GREAT JOB MATCHING UP MONROES NEW FOUND SON WITH MONROE. He really is convincing as Monroes son.
They need some relief from the constant criticism. My husband and I were amused when her uncle rescues her in episode four and he doesn't immediately take the gag off. I'm hoping she develops and improves but my hubby's hoping for a fatal gunshot wound. No offence to the actress; she's doing a great job, but the character is painful.
I started watching this show with a lot of enthusiasm, the post apocalyptic world was great, the adventures of getting to The Tower, the collapsed society and the Monroe Militia, etc.. all makes sense... until season 2, and this episode was the tipping point. For the first time i really got bored and wanted to turn it off. All this mambo jumbo about people in flames and the nano tech child is way to exaggerated.
This show is turning in a pure sci fi mystery and I do not like it. The answer is pretty simple, it's from the same creators of Lost.. I also watched that show for season one and the "Robinson survivor" idea appealed to me, until they introduced a White Tiger on a tropical island with all the mystery bullshit. I can understand people like this, but i'm not into this kind of crap. I'm not sure if i will watch the next episode and i'm really sad about the evolving story because this was a really great tv show until season 2 started.
Slow start to season 1 but it's progressively getting better! And season 2 is just awesome so far!
I'm a big fan of Eric Kripke and how this show is going, it's on par with later seasons of Supernatural. It may not be as heartfelt though, but I do care for a fair few of the characters . Miles, Aaron and kind of Charlie (she's a lil annoying at
I think the problem though with the show, is that it's still trying to find it's feet because you're never too sure on who to route for. However the same could be said for Game of Thrones, but for me that's what attracts me because in reality there are no superheroes, we're just humans trying the best that we can do with what we've got.
Second to this, I believe this show has massive potential for so much more entertainment. The war, sci-fi and survival elements are what keeps this show fresh and interesting, and I trust in Eric to keep us engaged with more story to come, since he already has hopes and plans for season 3.
ps btw I get it, all TV shows seem rubbish in comparison to Breaking Bad now :/
I started watching last season with a strong interest in the premise. But this season is very disappointing. Where's the plot? The dialogue is without any substance, I even feel bad for the actors that have to say those stupid lines. Its so confusing and all they do is kill each other and go from place to place and kill more I'm done with show.....
The premise for the show is great. Sure do wish the writing and acting wasn't so bad. The show is on a major network--why are all aspects worse than something Bravo would produce? I do know some folks at work that rave about the show--they all have one trait in common--they are numskulls.
Have to love the fact that NBC thinks they have a Game of Thrones on their hands and poisons the scene releases for this show for dummies.
I can defiantly say that Revolution is doing a Wonderful job!!! I LOVED season 1 and i can't wait to see season 2!!! After seeing the first episode of season 2 I am on edge with so many questions!!! Was Randel taking orders for someone else? How long is Rachel going to blame herself for what happened? Who took Bass Monroe and why? Who are the guys that took Miles and the sheriff? What are Jason and his father (Neville) going to do? What is Charlie going to do now that Monroe has been captured by these men?? I am on edge with the show and i can safely say that Revolution is Bigger and better!!! revolution is my FAVORITE Series!!!! <3 <3 <3 :D :D :D
Anyone ever hear of alternative technology? Electricity makes things easy but not impossible. You would still have nuclear powered steam turbines for large ships and factories. It would be a steam punk society.
Look not being funny here but even with steam power there is no way that after 15 years the older cast members would have such lovely white teeth or full set's either, the younger ones would not have had access to braces etc.... So at least half of them would look like something out of a "ye olde" scene from England, any chance of sorting this clear continuity issue with the whole show, as with out electricity modern dentistry that gives people the Hollywood smile they all have would not exist, thank you...
The writing is pretty terrible on its own, but the show could have been so much better if they picked likable actors. I can't stand any of the actors and they can't act to save their own lives either. Terrorists should use this show as a torture method.
If I am honoust I thought it was really unrealistic at the beginning, but I decided to keep watching and ignore the fact that the whole blackout was such a bullshit. The characters are great and beside the blackout the plot is great. BUT at the end of the first season everything fell in its place. The blackout has an amazing explanation which is in fact realistic. I am not a scientist so I do not really know if it is possible but it sounds possible to me. It is a really clever way of explaning the blackout. I can understand the bad reviews if you only saw the first few episodes and stopped watching. In the end I must say I think it is a really great show worth watching. Can't wait until they air the second season.
When you think in the past what has been cancelled that this poorly acted, dull, predictable, even cliche'd affair romps on. May be when it comes round to season 2 start date, it won't. and I gave it 10 episodes before quitting, which I think is pretty generous seeing by the second one I kinda knew....
Why do people after a worldwide electricity out fall back into pre-industrial times? Why not use steam engines?
Where have all the people gone? Did 99% of the world population kill each other off/die of starvation? And if so, where is the feeling of gloom and doom?
Why does the "Militia" wear Civil War kind of attire? Did combat armour/kevlar vests/whatever stop working too?
Why do people from the "Rebels" have the US-flag tattooed on their backs? Are they daft? What if they get caught? What if they want to do some spying? What if the "Militia" just decides to raid villages and make everyone reveal their backs?
Why are there so many scenes where Charlie looks like a startled deer? Is that her trademark look and she has it in her contract that she may use it at least twice per episode?
Why do people start to "hallucinate" (more like watching a movie with them in it) after they walk some underground tunnels for a couple of hours? Lack of oxygen my tukhus. There was propably enough oxygen to last them for days if not weeks, even with everything sealed tight (which it wasn't).
Bad show went cringeworthy there for me. I didn't much mind the bleached teeth and the nice hair-do and whatnot but this? The developers obviously couldn't care less about pretty much anything. Will not watch again.
Dear "Revolution", thank you for sticking to the concept of being a bad show with bad acting and one single likeable character (IMHO) all the way through. I had been hoping till the very end of this season, that you might come up with a good or at least a decent episode. Since you failed to reach that goal, you made it very easy for me to decide on quitting for good and not tuning in anymore in the future.
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