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Revolution - "Kashmir" - OAD: 11/19/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mrdbdigital, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. mrdbdigital

    mrdbdigital The TBS Archives TCF Club

    Feb 2, 2004
    Moultrie, GA
    My guess would be that he has been "broken" and "brainwashed" and is now loyal to Monroe. And, Monroe still has his daughter in captivity.

  2. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I think Monroe already had a pretty good idea that it wasn't really an amplifier and had communicated that to Jaffe. So if Jaffe then went in there and tried to lie to Monroe, he and his daughter would be in an even worse situation.
  3. Polcamilla

    Polcamilla Still up here... TCF Club

    Nov 7, 2001
    So...not to stir anything up, but it suddenly occurred to me that there's kinda a big gap in Revolution.

    What do they eat?

    They show the main Scoobies trekking through the landscape with scant supplies and occasionally perched scenically around a cute campfire. In the first couple episodes they showed some nice pioneer-like agriculture in the small communities and farmers markets in the major cities. Mosty, though, the Scoobies have been hiking past ruins.

    Pre-industrial revolution societies require a LOT of work just for food production. We won't even go into how Monroe is feeding his militia without the modern food transportation network (and refrigeration!!). But the main little band of adventurers seem to be putting no work whatsoever into feeding themselves and yet they don't seem to be hungry enough for it to interfere with their Epic Quest.

    I know Lost made a point of showing that food on the Island was readily available (and after the first season, PROCESSED food was readily available). But here it is yet another thing that has gotten handwaved away in favor of this boring plot.
  4. allan

    allan Can't think of one

    Oct 13, 2002
    I don't know what they're eating, but now that you mention it, I haven't noticed any squirrels running around. Coincidence? :eek: ;)
  5. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001
    This reminds me that Gregg Easterbrook of ESPN.com complained about this and other aspects of "Revolution" in his column last week, in a section that was headlined "Electricty May Fail, But Lip Gloss Is Forever." It's a bit too long to cut and paste here -- this should be a link directly to that portion -- the rest of the column is more or less about football, so you can safely ignore it.
  6. pmyers

    pmyers New Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    If there was a 24 hour Revolution channel, then I'd be upset they are not addressing food (and a ton of other issues).
  7. Polcamilla

    Polcamilla Still up here... TCF Club

    Nov 7, 2001
    I have no problem with them skipping over the other banal aspects of life (like sleep and toileting) but their premise is a large enough of a disruption to the usual supply chain that it is something that will fairly quickly become critical enough to be a major plot point. Wars have been won or lost simply due to the availability of food
  8. Polcamilla

    Polcamilla Still up here... TCF Club

    Nov 7, 2001
    Thank you! Yes, that article articulates it well!

    I have only two complaints:

    One---he brings up excellent points I hadn't considered (like his discussion of the horrible militia tactics).

    Two---weirdly enough, I am fairly confident I could produce lip gloss form scratch without any need for electrical power.

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