Anyone a fan of NBC'c Revolution??

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I recently caught a couple episodes of it and I thought it was pretty cool. I think should a solar flare ever ever cause a similar occurrence we wouldn't freak out and let society fall like they did, but it's still kinda interesting to see how life might be w/o any power. Though wouldn't they still be able to produce solar power?? I've only seen about half of the show so far so I'm not sure if they ever explained why it wasn't just grid power, but ALL forms of battery power etc. I think about the solar flare back in like January that had a significant effect on the planet by screwing up communication and even caused many flights to be rerouted. And it was only a medium size flare. So what do you guys think of the show? What would you do in a world w/o power? Do any aspects of the show come off as realistic to you? Obviously the country getting broken into a few 'republics' and territories is far fetched. Oh and did they explain yet how Monroe cam to power?, cuz he was just a nobody sargent when the blackout hit.
 
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I've been watching it On Demand on the weekends.

One thing I don't get is the percussion cap muskets. If there is powder and primer material, why not just reload cartridges?
 
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I like the idea of the power going out, the idea or the show. Everything after that seemed very much like existing ideas about apocalypse scenarios.

Only cheesier.

I thought it stunk and only made it through four episodes before I had to give it up.

My wife said it was going to be taken off the air after she watched one episode.
 
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I loved Jericho. This. . .the girl bugs me. I don't know why or how. She just reminds me of spoiled modern day brats.
 
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The girl is irritating. That and how this normal looking drunk with a horrible attitude is supposed to be some master of swordplay and can kill 54 people by himself many times an episode.
 
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It's ok...but alot of things are kinda crazy...like someone said what about solar power ? & the old time weapons....muskets & swords ? I mean, just because the power is out doesn't mean we don't have modern weapons. Some of the show makes you think about how things would be & some of the show is just stupid. I like to watch HillBilly Blood !
 
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Not a fan. I want to like it, but I can't. That being said they keep leaving cliffhangers that keeping me coming back, just to know why. Read the book "one second after.". Great book.
 

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I like the idea of the power going out, the idea or the show. Everything after that seemed very much like existing ideas about apocalypse scenarios.

Only cheesier.

I thought it stunk and only made it through four episodes before I had to give it up.

My wife said it was going to be taken off the air after she watched one episode.

Agree with everything here.

To me it seems like Terra Nova all over again, a show with an interesting back story ruined in production (additionally, they have quite a few motifs in common, each used a big name with an E.P credit to draw in fans (JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg), and there are lots more parallels). Like your wife says and as happened with Terra Nova, I don't see it getting renewed.

Also it seems like a watered down ripoff of the book Dies the Fire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dies_the_Fire), which is a nice piece of survivalism lit for those who like to read. The Wikipedia setting blurb almost sounds like a direct description of Revolution:

Dies The Fire takes place in post-apocalyptic Oregon, in a time when an unknown phenomenon permanently disables all forms of modern technology, electricity, and combustion, including computers, electronics, guns, car and jet engines, and batteries. People are forced to adapt to a world without technology, and rely on swords and crossbows for protection. Many people starve, while others rob, rape, and pillage. Many even turn to cannibalism. Due to the collapse of public order, some band together, forming small farming communities on the outskirts of cities, while urban areas fall to sword-wielding warlords.

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Revolution (TV series), an NBC science fiction television series that takes place in a post-apocalyptic future. Fifteen years earlier, an unknown phenomenon disabled all advanced technology on the planet, ranging from computers and electronics to car engines, jet engines, and batteries. People were forced to adapt to a world without technology, and due to the collapse of public order, many areas are ruled by warlords and militias.
 
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Watched a couple of episodes but really couldn't tolerate it. Annoying characters and large plot holes, if it makes a second season I'll be stunned.
 
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I definitely agree with the irritating qualities of the girl and I never thought about the weapon aspect. As if bullets would run out even after 15 years if only a few groups were allowed to have guns. I think a lot of it is cheesy but like Doomsday Preppers I keep coming back
 

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Funny.. from the hype before the show started, I was missing Jericho.

There was a British mini series of biological theme. Like Walking Dead without the zombies that was REALLY good but it got canned mid stream.

My wife is Filipino and asked me why Amercians like end of civilization and zombie movies.. I told her we just had it too good and got bored!!

Bill
 
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I'm a fan of revolution. There are certainly aspects of the show that I can see turning people off, but my bar is set pretty low for post-apocalyptic, sci fi shows. The question of why all of the power went out (as opposed to just power plants) is the central mystery of the show so far that is frequently referenced by the characters.
Personally, I'd like to see them doing more bushcrafting.
lmalterna: are you thinking of 'survivors?'

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I didnt make it through the first episode.

Me either.

Anyone really think after something like that happened everyone would be running around with perfectly styled hair and nice modern fashions? totally phony crap for the little emo kiddie crowed at home.
 

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My wife likes it but it hasn't caught on with me. I am very curious why the power went out and why it hasn't come back on yet, and why it takes 12 pendants. I was hooked on the mysteries of Lost too and that ended up being a big disappointment. Revolution is much less interesting than Lost and with fewer mysteries. I'm not going to get caught up in the mysteries and get let down again.
 

lmalterna

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Hesparus- That is the one! I caught it not long ago on Netflix- great show... a shame they let it die.

Bill
 

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Also kinda close to the "Change" series of books by S. M. Stirling (who also wrote Dies the Fire, mentioned above, using some of the same characters from the 'Change' novels). Great series of books (the last one isn't out yet) but more of a SciFi / post-apocalyptic crossbreed.
 
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Kreole - I really liked Terra Nova......I didn't have any of the problems I do with Revolution.
Foilist, I'm with you - obviously the producers don't reload!
RoyalM -I keep telling myself I can't watch it anymore, and then I do.......
SpookStrikland - exactly. Nice clean clothes and recent haircuts.
Also the women running around in tight clothes even though rape is a
real threat.
BrewCityMike - I think the idea is the pendants stop any electrical
devices from working, even though they're not destroyed.

One of the things that bother me the most is the that the "bad guys"
are the Militias, who want total control, and the "good guys" want
the return of the federal govt.
Another thing, and you see it in many shows now, is men are reduced
to blubbering wimps, while the women make the tough decisions. I think
it was episode 2 where the outlaw is towing off the families food supply
loaded in one of the kid's wagons, and the husband can only beg the guy
to stop, and the wife finally puts him down.
Don't get me started on the multitude of bad tactical decisions they make
like traveling through unkown territory wth their projectile weapons slung......
 
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