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NBC's new fall show "Revolution"

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

  1. Aug 7, 2012 #141 of 216
    eddyj

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    I like how they have been emphasizing the girl with the bow in the ads and pictures, to cash in on the popularity of The Hunger Games.
     
  2. Aug 7, 2012 #142 of 216
    avoiding work

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    I love sci-fi shows like this, but a common problem that I have is that they never have an end. If the networks have a hit, they want to run it to continue for ever. Seldom do you get a situation like Lost, where there is (arguably) a well-planned ending. It would be great if they would indicate at the beginning that this show will last exactly x (e.g. 2 or 3) seasons, and come to an end.

    I have the same thoughts about the show Once Upon a TIme. I am enjoying the show, but will eventually tire of it. Then sometime after most people have stopped watching, they will end it - but I won't see the ending because I will have already given up.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2012 #143 of 216
    Tyrion The Imp

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    I have had a hard time following Once Upon a Time. Honestly, every time I go back and try and watch a new episode, I get bored of it pretty quickly.
     
  4. Aug 7, 2012 #144 of 216
    astrohip

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    "avoiding work"... you have 12 posts in 7 years. You're not avoiding near enough work.:D

    But I totally agree with your point. Far too many shows run far too long. A great concept, shown over a limited amount of time, would (IMHO) increase viewership. People would watch, knowing a conclusion is coming.

    But what do we know, compared to the vast and unlimited knowledge of TV execs.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2012 #145 of 216
    Malcontent

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    The majority of U.K. shows do this. I love it and wish U.S. shows would take a lesson.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2012 #146 of 216
    DevdogAZ

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    How do you propose for this to work? The vast majority of shows don't last past the first season. If the creators and the network plan for the show to last 2-3 seasons, and then the ratings don't warrant the show continuing past the first season, then viewers are pissed. If the creators and the network plan for the show to last 2-3 seasons, and the show continues to be profitable through the third season and then it just ends, both viewers and network shareholders will be pissed.

    I think the current method makes the most sense, from a business perspective. If there is viewer demand for a show (ratings), it will continue. If not, it will be canceled. There really isn't any other way to do it.
     
  7. Aug 7, 2012 #147 of 216
    Polcamilla

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    There's no shortage of British shows that have ended badly and
    /or unexpectedly in spite of this.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2012 #148 of 216
    robojerk

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    Anyone else losing interest in this show since seeing NBC's new promo's during the Olympics?
     
  9. Aug 7, 2012 #149 of 216
    DevdogAZ

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    I've intentionally avoided any promos of this show. I'm going to watch it regardless, as it's right up my alley. So given that I know I'm going to watch, I'd rather go in with as little foreknowledge as possible.
     
  10. Aug 7, 2012 #150 of 216
    robojerk

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    The promos don't show anything you wouldn't already know by now. Looks like they shot it on a sound stage with green screen. It (the promos) looks like cheap crap.
     
  11. Aug 7, 2012 #151 of 216
    DancnDude

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    I think the promos make it sound more interesting. At least to me. I'm really looking forward to watching it.
     
  12. Aug 8, 2012 #152 of 216
    Tyrion The Imp

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    I just hope it doesn't turn up like another Terranova - horrible acting and cheesy at times.

    I think with Gus in the show, it should be fine, but some of the preview looked cheesy as hell.
     
  13. Aug 8, 2012 #153 of 216
    Alfer

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    Yeah.

    I was somewhat intrigued by the show early on, hoping for something really engaging like LOST. but other than the "gee-wiz" CG stuff, this looks like another cliched end of world drama that's trying to appeal to the Hunger Games crowd or similar group.

    I MAY watch the opening episode, but if it turns out to be a bunch of pretty people in a soap opera like story, I'm out.
     
  14. Aug 8, 2012 #154 of 216
    justen_m

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    That's what I'm afraid of, based on all the promos starring the hot young chick with a crossbow. At least there aren't vampires. I hope it is better than Terranova. If not, I'll probably still watch it until it is cancelled. I even watch bad SyFy original movies if they are TEOTWAWKI related. Hmm. I supposed "bad" is redundant.
     
  15. Aug 8, 2012 #155 of 216
    kaszeta

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    Apparently hot young chicks with bows are the new vampire.

    Yeah, I was somewhat optimistic, especially when they brought Fring in. Now I'm concerned.
     
  16. Aug 8, 2012 #156 of 216
    philw1776

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    After the long eagerly awaited "Terra Nova" turned out to be atrociously unwatchable despite my 8 year old mind's infatuation with dinos, I'm not getting my hopes up about "Revolution".
     
  17. Aug 8, 2012 #157 of 216
    stellie93

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    I think the premise would be much more interesting if the change were happening right now, than the 15 years ago thing. The best part of the apocalypse is accepting that it's real and adjusting to it. But I'll give it a try. Fingers crossed.
     
  18. Sep 4, 2012 #158 of 216
    mwhip

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    cwerdna

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    ^^^
    Weird. So, they put the pilot up on Hulu before premiering it on TV?
     
  20. Sep 4, 2012 #160 of 216
    jsmeeker

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    not the first time this has happened.
     

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