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NBC's new fall show "Revolution"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DavidTigerFan, May 15, 2012.

  1. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    Oh no!! That's terrible news! She ruins everything!! I thought she was on Grey's Anatomy?
     
  2. MikeAndrews

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    Sure, 'cause on Hulu you can't skip the obnoxious commercials. :D
     
  3. MikeAndrews

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    Why can't they pull weeds by hand? AKA, why does Wrigley Field have kudzu on the outside?
     
  4. WhiskeyTango

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    The world has gone to hell and you're worried about landscaping?
     
  5. robojerk

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    They maintained it just fine before just fine electricity stopped. These people should have some pride and clean up the city.
     
  6. bandguy

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    I liked this show. Saw it a few weeks ago on hulu plus. Isn't it by the same guy that did LOST?
     
  7. MikeAndrews

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    Ya know. Some cities in Europe are 1000 years old. Somehow they weren't overgrown no mans lands until they got electricity 100 years ago.
     
  8. aadam101

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    I thought it was pretty obvious why the landscaping was so bad but it's probably considered racist.
     
  9. wmcbrine

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    Not to belabor the obvious here, but...

    I'm gonna assume he was joking, but the central fact of this show (probably not adequately depicted, no matter what they do) is that BILLIONS of people will have died. If there's anyone even left living in the city, taking pride in it is probably not the highest thing on their priority list.

    Pre-electric conditions aren't a good analogy, because it isn't the lack of electricity that's most important, but the loss of it -- the abrupt transition away from it in a world that was (in many parts) dependent on it and designed around it. That would take a long time to recover from, even with the best 19th-century technology to draw from. And it seems like even some of that may not work, but I haven't seen the show yet.

    Eventually, yes, people could build a relatively advanced, modern and well-run society, at whatever level of technology was available to them. But the show appears to be set no more than a couple decades after the event, maybe less. (?) They're still cleaning up the mess, at best. Maybe still living through the inevitable famines and plagues.
     
  10. WhiskeyTango

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    Yea I was going to respond with pretty much what you said but figured he had to be joking after seeing the responses so I just let it go.
     
  11. stellie93

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    It struck me that Wrigley Field was more decrepit than I would expect a building like that to be if it sat untouched for 15 years, which I think was the timetable. Not that I expected anyone to be fixing it up--just that I didn't realize that much maintenance was required. I haven't done much to the outside of my house in the last 15 years, but it doesn't look THAT bad.....does it? Maybe I should take a closer look. ;)
     
  12. aaronwt

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    It doesn't take very long for nature to take over. There was some show on that depicted what would happen to structures and cities without man around. And much of the data was extrapolated from populated areas that for one reason or another are now ghost towns. It didn't take very long for nature to start reclaiming everything. Since man has to constantly do maintenance to prevent nature from encroaching on everything.

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  13. MikeAndrews

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    Oh, yeah. I didn't notice. The disaster removed all of the electricity and all of them. ;)
     
  14. aadam101

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    I'm thinking about some abandoned buildings I have seen that have been vacant for 10-15 years and none of them look like that. I suppose some amount of landscaping could be done on these buildings and I just didn't know it but I have never seen buildings look that bad.
     
  15. WhiskeyTango

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    The ivy in Wrigley Field would take off and consume the building without proper maintenance making it more overgrown than other structures. The pics below are from a Japanese mining island abandoned in 2001.

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  16. allan

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    Heck, it doesn't take long for nature to take over my mom's neighbor's yard!
     

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