TV Show: Revolution
Hello my soon to be faithful followers. This week I’ll be discussing the new tv series which premiered Monday September 17th, Revolution, and as usual, I will give the DKB (Devin Knows Best) rating.
From director Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2″) and the imaginations of J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke (“Supernatural”), comes a surprising “what if” action-adventure series, where the world literally turns off. Meaning all forms of power and electricity just suddenly shuts down with no explanation. After viewing the pilot/first episode, I’d have to admit that this show could have some potential. Although the general concept of world plunging into darkness has been done before in other movies & TV series such as Jericho, Water World, episodes from the Twilight Zone, The Stand, etc…, but unlike some of the titles mentioned, in the world of Revolution, absolutely nothing works, basically humankind is reverted back to using fires for heat, light, and cooking.
The show is set 15 years after the “lights went out”, where governments no longer exist, forms of militias rule, people live in small communities, and the typical trust nobody attitude. I was enjoying the show (well mostly) up to the ending where questions began to run through my head like a raging stampede of bulls! What caused the red flags was at the end, a women after being visited by a militant group due to her harboring a young man (long story for more details watch the episode!), went up to her attic and turned on a computer with also an Internet connection. Not only am I asking how the hell does the computer turn on when there has been absolutely no power for 15 years, but how is the Internet even still working when all major hubs are no longer working?! By putting this scene into the show on the pilot episode, to me, was a bad move. I found that by doing so, it diminishes the story showing that is a possibility that the entire “lights out” was a lie, and rushed into it a bit to quickly. I’m not asking for a Lost like story where it drags on forever with no answers in the end, but they should of waited until near the end of the first season before revealing such a thing. At the same time, the episode did need some kind over question like ending, but not this dramatic. This might have just shortened the life span of the show.
One thing that I have learned about TV series is not to get my hopes up. There has been several past shows which were really good that networks have decided to let go of such as The River, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, V (the remake series), Journey Man, Carnival, and the list can go on… So for now after seeing what Revolution can potentially provide as a series (based on story, acting, etc…), I give it a Meh. I am hopeful that it will get better during the coarse of the season.
Next week I’ll be discussing whatever I come up with at the last minute! Until then DKB fans, and don’t forget to swing by the 4th Wall for your comic book needs!