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.
So... it was a wet and rainy weekend and being the metrosexual that I am I had ironing to do... so I watched Revolution as I was doing the chores... and then kept on watching as I did the standard email... and kept on watching as I did some work so Monday isn't a flight-risk... and you-know - Revolution really is a hack!
Could have been good but it missed the mark... how about they find another idea (lots around) and throw the same funding and "enthusiasm" at that... mildly entertaining (even laughing at the inconsistencies and plot holes) just don't cut the mustard...
After a while I stopped watching. Then I came to this site and thought it had improved after so many critics... but to my amazement they managed to continue this utterly badly acted show. No no.... the actors in itself are not bad, but the director who let them do the acting. I saw some of these actors in other shows and they were like "normal" human beings... but this robotic acting in this show gives me the creeps.
I shouldn't write it, but its like the dog's droppings here in Holland. It's not the dog's fault, but the owners who not lead the dog to a place were to do their it is not the actors fault... but I'm repeating myself.
I won't continue watching anymore.... I'm curious where it all goes to, but I can't watch this amateur acting...
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.
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