Addendum after the 15th episode: if nanites cancel eletricity and eletric fields, why the brains and neurons of everybody still works?
Maybe only those of the producers/writer's don't.
But this could be a mere detail - sacrificing the reality to obtain dramaticity - that could be overcome if the show had any good qualities.
Only adds insult to injury.
To paraphrase the great and late series "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and the absolute classic "Alien":
"In the future, no one will hear your cry for common sense and good writing.
Without dinos, no dice. And i thought 'Terra Nova' was not good... Now it seems a masterpiece.
Another good premisse that is wasted with cliches, bad acting, clumsy dialogue and implausible situations. Can it gets better, but I doubt it. And to think that these 'hungry' networks canceled tv shows such as ''The Event'', "Flash Forward'' and (even)'' Terra Nova'' ....
Is it possible that we will only have good sci-fi on cable?
Reassessing after the SIXTH episode: No country for the good old writing.
Unbelievable bad writing and acting.
Decreases another 1 point from my initial rating of 4
New insight: the producers, writers and actors were victims of bad nanobots.
After the pilot, I was hoping that something might improve, but the opposite happens. The situations get even worse, less credible. The siege of the rebel nest, in the third episode for example, is beyond naive: it's lazy writing at all levels. The worst: the sniper on the roof not missing a shot, even in the dark. The fixed position would allow him only a couple of shots because in the third or fourht attempt he would be shot by, at least, one of the 30 gunmen waiting for the flash shooting of his riffle.
A good general premise of sci fi remains butchered.
Note: networks have canceled good or medians series of sci-fi, which probably ensure this nonsense a second season.
All you idiots writing bad reviews seem to have missed out on two things, the explanation of what the black out is, and later, how it happened!
You say use solar panels, electricity doesn't work. Yeah you can set those solar panels out there all day but the nanobots covering the planet will absorb every bit of electricity they produce. People saying cars would still work, nope, you need spark plugs, they run on electricity. Without spark plugs the car won't go. If you knew the premise behind how a car works you would know this. I couldn't even begin to fix a car if you asked me to and I still know that. And batteries won't work either, gosh, have you even seen the show!? The nanobots absorb all electricity and they are everywhere.
People complain about them using swords and bows and arrows and old muskets when they could use modern guns, they want to conserve their ammo, bullets are easy to make for old guns, jest melt some lead into balls and load them into the gun with a bit of black powder and you're in business. Newer ammunition is a lot harder to make without machines. It on;y makes sense to arm the soldiers with the weapons they have in the show and save the real fire power for when you need it, like an all out war with another "country"... like Georgia.
The character development is getting better and better every episode. I like that this show doesn't just throw everything out there the first episode, it keeps you thinking and if you're not a total fool then that's the type of programming you will enjoy.
Watch the show before you write stupid reviews. It's a great show and every aspect has been thoroughly thought out.
The show is fantastic. I can't wait to see where it goes.
And before you write a stupid review, please watch the show and actually think about what is said and done and shown in it. You really should have an understanding of something before you pass judgement on it.
A ridiculously stupid premise, stupid characters (quite literally), completely implausible view of society, plot holes galore, and is so over the top unrealistic that I seriously have to question how stoned the writers were putting together the concept.
besides some bad acting and everyone's eye color being so over dramatically re colored... Two words wipe away this whole storyline. SOLAR PANELS. Even if power grids go completely out... your telling me no one on the planet can figure out how to run power from solar panels, generators or the millions of car batteries laying around. . Dude from the cape should not appear in anything but daytime soap operas.
I seen this show advertising months in advanced and I was interested... Upon the game came out too and started playing, and I must say I love the game, and very addicting.
Then the show came out, and started watching it and I must say, it is as good as the game most likely better. A really good show, have no issues with it.
The graphics on some stuff are not amazing, but you do not want graphics the show itself is brilliant. I love it. I look forward to watching it every week and it is good.
The acting is good, the array of casts are good specially some characters and actors and actresses are a good mix, I like the choice. The story is good fun and keeps me entertained.
I hope everyone else is having a good time watching this, the same as me.
I am loving Defiance and Revolution and I think NBC is becoming a Syfy beater... Because the shows are that good. Keep up the good work, keep the episodes coming I am a fan and will watch them all. Great work.
I know there are some problems with the show and game, but I do not care if they do not mix or come together, as I play the game and do not think of the show. Yes it has things that are the differences, like arkfalls, land, terrain, vehicles etc but I do not care if they do not blend together. The show and game are amazing.
I cannot agree more with Lauravankessel! I silently suffered through the first couple of episodes, where it felt like the show had potential, but was a bit all over the place; backed up with some poor decision-making of characters, which is always annoying as hell. But it picked up pace, the storylines got more interesting and that JJ Abrams touch started to show. It reminds me of Falling Skies, but without the tremendously horrible alien visual graphics and with better storylines, which makes it a solid, well-made apocalyptic show.
So, it's not a 10... it started out too slow and too randomly.
After three and a half episode I stopped watching.
But then comes the time that all of the good shows are slowly coming to an end, gaps between airings are getting more and more frequent, and as a true tv-show-addict, I looked for something to watch.
I found out Revolution was renewed for it's second season last week, so I figured I might have been hasty in my conclusion. Turns out I was!
It's not the best show ever made (because that would be Game of Thrones, obviously), but after episode 5 the pace starts to go up, the story-lines get better and knowing that [SPOILER] one of the main characters dies in the first half of the season, actually amped up the excitement! (who's it gonna be, is it going to happen now?). So, now i'm almost up to speed, right in time for the season finale, and i'm looking forward to next season! Hurray for NBC!
season 1 was cut from 22 episodes to 20, thats the last clue in a long line of clues, that indicate that this piece of fecal matter wont make it to season 2.
I think Revolution is one of thoes love it or hate it shows, witch is not necessarily a bad thing, when more people love it than hate it...... Revolutions problem is that the reverse is true, and why wouldent you???
The story is weak, the acting is crap, and the plot is dumb as fuck...
If you hope for a 2nd season theres a thin ray of hope though, Foxs "the following" has about the same low ratings as this crapfest, and it found a 2nd season, and that is fox, the network infamus for axing shows...
I saw the trailer for this and thought it was going to be an amazing show, guess what? it was. There are some concerns that i have over some of the decision making the characters are making - but that aside, its a wonderful show. The scenery is excellent. Acting is good. Plot is suburb and i cannot WAIT for a season 2!.
I know Sci-Fi always makes stretches, but the ones Revolution makes just don't jive. The idea that nanites suppress electrical activity is ridiculous. Electricity is everywhere--including in our own bodies. And what is with the pilot and core of the plot? Bring the dead father's son... somewhere? Why? Who cares anyway? And what about purpose now?
Characters make strange decisions that just don't make sense. I don't know what's going on with the writers. Maybe they aren't working together on this. The problems aren't with the dialogue, choice of characters, etc. It's with the general writing.
There isn't much time for afterthought and the characters decision-making is sometimes wild, silly or just plain stupid. There are too many convenient plot solutions to the problems our protagonists have, even though every single plan they device fail in one way or another. The action comes thick and fast and the fact that one of our main heroes, Miles Matheson, uses a sword makes it strangely cool. I love swordfights so it's a guilty pleasur to watch this.
I can see this show survive its first season only if there aree more tricks up its sleeve than a wild goose chase for a boy. There has to be more than shiny USB sticks too because it gets old very quickly.
I tried.. really.. But the characters decision making are just not right.. Imagine its the end of the world, everything is going crazy, the normal thing to do is stick with your family, but no, husbands are leaving wives, mothers are leaving their family.. it doesn't make sense! i really tried to like the show but i just can't connect with the characters.. at least make the characters do something that makes sense!
well CJM if you want to compare charactor's from different shows Charile must be compaired with other female charactors not the male Miles charactor is more of a parallel to Rick of the Walking Dead. It would have been better if you compaired Charile with say Michonne. I think that the charactor of charile because of Danny's death will change and become harder and more warrior like moving closer to Michonne's charactor. Only time will tell.
This years top new show. The show starts with somebody prediciting whats going to happen, and the all electricity and all technology stops working. The show is about what happens to the world if said scenario happens, its back to basics, survival, power is in the ghands of those that are most is a underlining story and there is a story that goes through every episode. I can easily see this end up like Lost, with no ending, no explentations. But lets hope they prove me wrong. Seen 11 episodes, and its great so far.
Papa Bella as a badass psycho (but with a consciousness and a heart) in an electricity-free world. Except for the alien part, there are similarities with "Falling Skies" but I find "Revolution" much less interesting.
Acting is OK I guess. Charlie's character lacks depth and consistency and her casting could have been better in my opinion.
Fighting scenes are completely unrealistic to the point of ridicule. And I still don't understand how Charlie and her friends could lack oxygen so fast in such a big underground network (episode 10). It feels like the writers think we are morons and will swallow anything.
During a normal year I would probably have passed but there isn't much out there this year so...
Imagine if you find yourself in a world that has lost its ability to generate electricity & your existence has become a struggle for survival, this is what Revolution is about.
A Sci-Fi series that takes a look at said scenario & a group of people who must survive the medieval existence they find themselves in.
Among the survivors are Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos), an idealistic young woman who along with her uncle & former militia leader Miles (Billy Burke), a one-time web billionaire Arron (Zak Orth), and Nora (Daniella Alonso) a rebel fighter. They are being pursued by mad tyrant Bass Monroe (David Lyons) & his right-hand martinet Capt. Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) because they hold the secret to restoring the world's energy.
This series comes from the fertile imagination of J. J. Abrams who gave us such memorable shows like Fringe & Lost.
Despite what detractors say about this show, it happens to be a intelligent Sci-Fi series that shows just how dependent on technology we as a society have become. I just hope this series will be around for a long time, just to see whether or not the world gets a 2nd chance once its energy starts flowing again.
The few episodes of Revolution were a little dragged somewhat that being said, it started picking up at the end, and of course the drama culminating in the meeting between the two hucky mucks of the show. There is not much critical thinking encompassed in the show, being a former special ops soldier myself, and it is, of course, ludicrous to think that people with swords could be any where effective against those numbers and creative and it's fun fiction. That's all that matters I suppose. I am wondering how they will present Season 2?
the times as their are will only give you at the most 12 shows a year not like the good old days say i love lucy show had like 40 something shows a year ( i think we pay the actors to much they do not need to work any more) ( not to say if you paid me that much that i wouldn't work all that much) but i think we need to yell out pick a show stick with it and make it like from sept to may like the old days...
this show i like not going to get into how deep it is '' no critical thinking '' some times i dont want to think just injoy but again hard to do that with 12 show a year