Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Revolution - Who's Watching?


I've been watching J.J. Abram's new show Revolution, and I'm interested. It's about a near-future world where the power goes out. Nothing works anymore--no cars, no planes, no technology, no electricity. A girl named Charlie sets out to save her brother with a small band of survivalists after he has been captured and her father killed.

The man who has captured her brother is one of those insufferable self-righteous villains that are so frustrating (great acting from Giancarlo Esposito, I must say). I am impressed with the acting and the characters all around, actually. Even Charlie's brother Danny, who I at first thought was a brainless pretty boy who couldn't take care of himself, is getting some screen time and is turning out to be a tough, admirable teen. I was pleasantly surprised how he stood up to his captor and didn't bend to the attempts to manipulate him.

Abram's first seasons always seem to turn out best and then they get too complicated (Fringe, Lost, and Alias come to mind), but I do have high hopes that I will continue to enjoy this show. Anyone else watching? What do you think so far?

12 comments:

  1. I've been recording all the episodes. I just haven't had a chance to watch it yet.

    I think you're right about Abrams's shows. The first season does tend to be the best.

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    1. Yeah, I do like to finish watching them, but I generally don't like to rewatch the shows for that reason.

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  2. I'm sorry, it just didn't hook me, so I stopped watching.

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  3. I wish I had this in the UK, but no such luck :( Looks like a great one to watch though!

    Jamie

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    1. Well if turns out to be a winner you can always get it on DVD!

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  4. I've been wanting to watch this for awhile but haven't found the time!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. It's hard to pick and choose what to watch with so many good shows out there.

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  5. I'll have to see if I can check it out.
    It sounds good!

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    1. My brother also tells me the fighting is pretty believable, which is something he complains about in a lot of shows, so that's something!

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  6. It looks like something Hubby would enjoy, but I'd probably just forget to watch it after the first few episodes - I'm very bad at watching whole series.

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    1. I'm the opposite--I get hooked and have to see the whole thing!

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