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Charlie has ruined the show. It's an interesting premise but every time she opens her mouth I cringe. I won't be watching anymore.
@Defender, your point about Washington/Jefferson is valid, but 15 years after the last razorblade has been made, they'd be pretty rusty & hard to shave with. Course as you point out, there are other ways to shave. But I think alot more men would just grow beards. Like I said, Ward would never shave w/o his electric ;o)
And clothes can be clean but the clothes the people on this show wear look like they are brand new (not a patch or rip on anyones coat?)right off the rack at Walmart - 15 years after the power died. Not likely.
The writers of this show don't seem to remember the power has been out for a decade and a half and I find that REALLY annoying. Guess I'm just disappointed, I LOVE "end of civilization" type shows and this one really let me down.
I liked Danny's parts this week because they showed how clever that boy is.
And I LOVE Miles and Monroe :-) They're interesting characters.
But Charlie really is annoying... what's wrong with some TV shows? Writers don't seem to be able to write likeable female lead characters.
It's Stu Redman, not Redmond!!! Also does anyone else realize The Shawshank Redemption was also written by Stephen King???
I think revolution is not that bad. Just.. please get rid of Charlie, that girl is a terrible actress.
I am so tired of the gratuitous iPhone placements, it's just so juvenile and annoying. Besides, after 15-yrs of no charging the batteries would've corroded and everyone's displays would be totally scratched and/or cracked. Just one more of thousands of implausibilities with this optimistically saccharin attempt at a family-friendly dystopia.
I find the Katniss Everdeen wannabe so annoying, I don't think I'll be watching this show anymore. She is sooo sanctimonious and usually wrong.
Did anyone else feel alarm when the power just turned on all of a sudden? Why did it do that? Didn't Grace have to activate it? (I also wondered why Aaron was never tempted to just press the damn button before to see what the heck it did... but I digress).
We were wondering if that meant that the dangerous person from last episode was nearby again. Didn't like that they left that a total mystery, btw.
Wow just saw the episode and it was awesome!I love miles!I like how one minute hes good then hes bad then hes good again.You just cant tell if hes a good guy or bad guy.I love his dry sense of humor too.Him and Jeremy and monroe are so entertaining and amazing as actors.
A great episode and really great acting from Billy.I agree with Mindi this show is one of my favorites as well.Id like to see more of monroe though.At ps in seattle the actor who beat danny was on pan am.He played Ted I believe..
hahaha i was actually thinking the same thing! its REALLY bad when youre rooting for the villian over the main "good guys"...
Charlie's a b!#$h. like seriously. fake crying and vulnerable one minute. then she's confident, arogant, disrespecting her uncle, up in his face. who does she think she is... katniss?!
Dont get me wrong. i like the show. the uncle is a character who i would love to see unfold. and i wanna see how the heck monroe got in charge. i like the premise, and want to see how it unfolds. some of the characters seem flat, and but i'll stick it out because i want to know the back story. but...
its the acting of the main character that i cant get past. its pathetic. might hang out for another week or two. but if charlie-katniss-wanna-be doesnt improve, i'll turn off the tv.
I love me some Billy Burke!!!Absolutely FANTASTIC episode and definitely one of the BEST shows out there!Billy and Mark Pellegrino knocked their scenes out of the park and Charlie actually grew on me.This show is amazing and one of my favorites already.Great choice of cast and great storylines.A defenite win for sure.
After tonight's episode, mid way through it, I decided that this show was a waste of my time. First thing that is driving me bonkers is Charlie. I cannot think of a dumber, more self-righteous annoying character on TV. Someone shoot her already or knock some realpolitik into her. Next is some of the anachronisms in the show. Like they can't manufacture bullets. Really, how did they do it before electricity. Anyways, can't stomach it anymore. So much better TV out there.
It's a bad sign when you like/root for the villains/antagonists over the heroes/protagonists. I wouldn't even book Spiridakos for an acne commercial. Miles calls the militia smart but they're the opposite of smart.
I'm trying to figure out why the militia soldier who was beating on Danny looks so familiar. Can anyone tell me his name?
Mrs. Cleaver, with all due respect to you and young Theodore, your proposition that most/all adult men would have beards in an electricity-free USA doesnt add up. Does the word 'razorblade' ring a bell? Take a look at the One Dollar bill or the Deuce. Neither Washington nor Jefferson had beards, yet by your standards, they must have since there was no Norelco to be had. And of course, did all of society wear dirty clothes before Maytag was invented? I don't think so. We all know that pre-industrial society washed clothing in streams, and other bodies of water, among other things, some using rocks to remove filth. This show is as "realistic" as any, given that we have no idea only speculation what would happen after a Jericho or Dark Angel type blackout occurred.
Jericho--Great Show. Couldn't believe it was cancelled. Watched every episode
Falling Skies--Heard it was a great show by many people who don't watch the genre. Saw a couple episodes myself, pretty damn good show.
The show is a disgrace to the genre and frankly a waste of time. I almost fell asleep after the first episode.
There were many good shows that were abruptly cancelled and were somewhat good:
Legend of the Seeker
Revolution isn't one of them. Revolution is instead one of the pieces of garbage that J.J. Abrams has been pumping onto t.v for the past few years.
In a line-up with:
How I Met Your Mother Season 8 (The Final Season)
Psych (Starting in January)
Breaking Bad (Midway thru the Final Season)
Leverage (Midway thru the season) &
The Mentalist (Just Started),
Revolution wouldn't break last place.
This show is SO unrealistic, everyone has great clothes & hair fifteen years after the last washing machine and hair dryer died. Lots of clean shaven men too - power goes out, first thing my hubby does is give up shaving.
And the militia is still in tents fifteen years in? Really? No one thought "let's take over a college campus so we can have real beds in the dorms?"
Jericho and Falling Skies happen right after the power dies, they were/are much more realistic. And I agree the lead actress is not very likeable.
My response to this episode--stupid, stupid, stupid. I'm going to keep watching, mostly because I can watch it whenever it squeezes into my life, but it's not very good. I wonder about all these post-apocalyptic visions--what happens to the nuclear power plants when the cores are no longer cooled? I'd think that would affect life in a big way. As for what they were doing when the power came on--if you didn't hear a song you loved, it would be nice to hear it again, and she got to see her kids again, but the truly surprising thing is that the batteries still were operational after so many years.
I think your antipathy towards "Revolution" is a reaction to its not-so-subtle advocacy of our 2nd Amendment rights, showing how every dictator from King George III to the Monroe Republic disarms his subjects. It's much faster paced than "Jericho" and is well worth watching. I hope it gets good ratings.
The officer's name was Jeremy.
Glad I stopped watching after last week. This summary convinced me I was right.
I liked it. What bugged me most was their clothes! Seriously, are solar powered washing machines operational? They all look so new and washed.
Sadly, the only emotions that shoutout gave me were a desire to see a competently done post-apocalyptic story. Revolution is not it.
God, Tracy Spiradekos is such a terrible actress. She may very well be the new Sarah Roemer.
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