A friend watched this episode with me -- and half way though realized there were two stories going on at the same time. The training and then later in the future. She found that confusing. I guess it really is. I am hanging in there so far with all of the weeks, but thinking of dropping out because the writing is getting weaker. Too many other good drama stories on today and this one is searching for story line. Maybe it is geared for the really young adult.
Interesting comments here . . . but I have a tech one that really bothered me. The person in charge of production should get fired. Here is why . . . on my TV, the sound is not tracked properly. Too much music and voice talking at the same time, where the music is louder than the talking. Did they not listen to the playback track?!? It was hard to hear the words spoken with the music overriding the track. Work on this.
Just the opposite. I thought this last episode was outstanding. I too had questions if the second season could amount to much -- but I has. As a writer, I would have never thought of a medical ship, full of doctors, techs, and equipment -- out to sea and that the Nathan James might do best to find them -- but in finding them they found trouble of the secret military types already onboard causing problems. Just really like this chapter. And now a bad guy/gal is about to come forth from that sub and cause them all sorts of problems. Well done.
I disagree with too little action. The last 2 shows have been so welcomed to fill in the What in the World is Going On Here - mode, that I truly enjoyed to get the info. Now I really like the show.
I approach the first episode, thinking I would watch it for 15 minutes and then turn it off and most likely not watch any further . . . WRONG. I love it. Many many laugh-out-loud moments. Felt Neil Simon's influence throughout. Will be watching it from now on.
OK - it is over. Sad. But how about a spin-off !!!! Jane and Lisbon, while (re)building their dream house by the pond/lake . . . feel a lost for the fight for good. So they start a "helping" agency. Or, detective agency. To help unique situations for individuals or families. And, they use the FBI and police from time to time. Viewers like this couple and the FBI folks. This would be a new twist in the story and give a new life to their relationship and skills.
I have watched every chapter/episode of Revenge --- just how far can they milk this story and plotting????? People come, people die, people pop back in -- new people are written into the script. This is big time "milking." In 1951, when I was just 10 years old, TV started "Search For Tomorrow" as a soap opera during the day time. It ran 35 years. I only watched the first two years in the summer time . . . But the creators and staff writers of Revenge are trying to stretch this story out for 35 years . . . When do the terrorists show up? But I will keep watching . . .
Love the show, but the Episode 9 (part 1 of 2 parts) -- I liked the premise of the protest against the large multi corporations -- but not the ending that "Red" was protecting the "capitalists" way . . . That really means to have the Koch brothers of the world, win -- and the hard working middle class loose. "Red" was protecting his private planes and unlimited resources that HE has connections for . . . the school teacher, bank teller, the salesperson, etc. are just a pawn in that game. Sorry, but do not agree with the pattern here.
Watched the first one --- in the end, I felt -- this is nothing more than "Desperate Housewives" go to work. Same kind of thing -- women, with interesting jobs, end up in desperate situations . . . to carry over from one week to another. Also, as I try and remember -- (almost) all of the scenes have people from 25 - 35 years old. Even the walk on or through or sitting to the side --- that is not reality. Producers wake up.
Let me add, I like some of the small, little things that add a great deal to the breath of this series. Example: early on --- Philip takes his daughter shopping at the mall. She is on one side of the aisle and holds up what she want, he nods yes. Then he holds up some boots, she reject them. Next, he has the boots on, and the background music gets louder (country sound) and he does a little jig. The camera shows the boots as he is dancing, people around that part of the store are watching. Really nice take. Then at the register, Philip sees this guy with a very young girl, and feels he wants any "young girl" as he made gestures to his daughter. Later, Philip, with his wig on, goes to this guys house (he had seen the guy's credit card / name) and beats him up in the backyard and tells him to stay way from . . . That is good writing. I like those kinds of inserts, in broadens the scrip and character development.
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