Giancarlo Esposito's performance was the only redeeming aspect of this terrible, terrible episdode. The writing was full of painful exposition. Don't they know you're supposed to show, not tell?
How many more episodes do you think they will take up tv time with before they cancel this turkey?
Hunger Games name -Foxface.
Charlie is annoying the shit out of me and my kids! The show is obviously supposed to be centered around her and I find her (and the bearded google guy) the most uninteresting one dimensional characters on the show. She's supposed to be a hunter and so far we've seen shoot nothing with that cross bow other than people, but one minute she doesn't want to kill and the next minute she's volunteering. Also, these people have supposedly been around for 15 years with all the "danger" on the road. They've been attacked once and they still aren't staying up and posting a guard at night? Really? And "Billy Bad Ass Uncle" doesn't think of that either? And I still have a problem with the lack of pre-electricity tech.
I'm with the other commenters and the review. Charlie thus far is one of those annoying self righteous protagonist whose sense of morality in relation to reality is unbelievably warped. Being the moral compass doesn't mean that a persoÃ± has to lack common sense. I also resent the gender roles thing between Charlie and her brother. He doesn't have to come across so helpless and bordering on pathetic in order fir Charlie to be the strong independent woman. Although he showed promise and heart in this episode and it has me wondering if he'll somehow end up joining the militia himself. And Nate the stalker just sucks. I can't even tolerate the star crossed lover's bit. I'm so over it and it hasn't even begin.
I LOVE the idea of this show. I am SERIOUSLY annoyed with Charlie. The actor must have only been hired because of her ability to give a mean stare. I mean, SHE'S NOT GOOD AT ANYTHING ELSE.
I agree that Nate should stay tied to the pole. Also, call him Glimmer. ;)
I really want to like this show--but darn, these are some of the dumbest people on tv! A man stands on his porch with a gun and doesn't shoot the bad militia leader?? How did these people survive for 15 years? Maybe all the smart people got killed off? Charlie, the girl, had nice blue eyes, but what other factor about this character interests me? Not much!
Like the previous comment, where are all the people? Only the militia have horses? And how long has Charlie's mom been held in--I had to laugh--Independence Hall? Dressed in a virginal white blouse, writing her ?? diary? or whatever she's doing with a ball point pen?
I think the show missed a BIG introduction by NOT showing us more about adapting to no-power.
Another thing--someone is making clothes and shoes!! Knit and leather, nice looking, so where is that power coming from?
Again, I want to like this show, but I don't want about "Lost", please!
Once again another show with a great premise but they have no idea how to execute upon it. This episode was just as silly and stupid as the premier. The concept while great, leaves much to be desired. The writing is poor. The character development is even worse. And the pacing is completely off. If Miles is the most wanted fugitives in America why would he ever allow a militia man to survive who is tracking? It just makes no sense.
We also have zero feel for the scope of the show. How big is the militia? Do they control the entire United States of America? Or do they control just the state of Illinois? We are people living? Are they in cities? Other in small villages that we still on the premiere? If Munro does have complete control over the entire country and taxes every single citizen, why does the power even matter so much? Why does he care so much for getting back electricity when he already controls the world?
Finally, the Charlie and Nate Romance is brutal. This girl witnessed her father being murdered by the same militia in the reports too. Are we supposed to believe that in just a matter of hours she's going to overlook that and follow love with this guy? It is just brutal.
I liked this episode a lot more than the first episode. Infact, I liked pilot too, but I blame the fact that it was not premiered in a 2-hour fashion and everything was too chaotic.
On the other hand, we are eventually getting an inner view of all the characters and also of various aspects introduced in the pilot. I am huge fan of Supernatural and that series developed slowly overtime and it didn't become interesting in just two episodes. So I believe later episodes are gonna be more and more exciting and we can invest in the characters as well. Finally, In Kripke we trust.
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