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Revolution - SE02E01 - "Born In The USA"

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  1. mrdbdigital

    mrdbdigital The TBS Archives TCF Club

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    Strange things are afoot in the air!

    Off to a grand start. There seem to be an awful lot of strange acting lightning bugs. And, who are these new "war" gang guys? And, are those people from the Cuba "colony" the real American government or another interested party?

    For those who were always criticizing Aaron about his weight, looks like he lost some over the hiatus.

    I knew if we gave the writers enough time, they'd figure out a way to bring "living dead" into the series. :eek:

    Discussion?
     
  2. jamesl

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    just as bad as it was last season

    totally unwatchable

    kept flipping back and forth from Revolution and The Middle

    by the time the big ship with the USA flag and crew sailed in I had lost all interest

    I'll be sticking with The Middle every Wednesday from now on
     
  3. jay_man2

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    Unwatchable hot mess.
     
  4. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    Wait . .umm, what? Are we going supernatural? Or is this another nuclear Godzilla story?
     
  5. ADG

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    The first season was watchable, but if this is an indication of what season 2 is going to be like my TiVo will have one less season pass.
     
  6. allan

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    I did spew Coke when Miles told Charlie to "keep the stupid to a minimum". :)
     
  7. Rob Helmerichs

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    I wondered if that was a little bit of self-reflection, based on what the showrunners have said about how they went astray last season...
     
  8. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    this season better pick up soon, or my sp will join the join the power - gone. after getting an interesting conclusion to last season, the premier was a big letdown for me.

    i can't believe they skipped past a resolution to last season's finale, in order to piece together another seemingly endless flashback loop to start this season. the time bounce reveals, combined with my lack of interest, leave me with little patience for another slow build storyline arc excuse from the producers 3 months from now.
     
  9. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    So are we to understand that they got the power working at the end of last season, but then immediately killed it in an effort to try and stop the nukes? They managed to kill the power, probably for good this time, while the nukes still hit their intended targets of Philly and Atlanta.
     
  10. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    This show is all over the place. I'm not sure it really knows what it wants to be.

    If they could turn on and off the power, why couldn't they just do it again? And why aren't they just staying at the tower, trying to work on the power some more instead of moving to some other small town? Aaron is a computer whiz so it seems he should have been able to turn it on yet again.
     
  11. gweempose

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    It would appear so.

    Very weak start to the season.
     
  12. ADG

    ADG Allan

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    this
     
  13. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I think the fact that they turned on the power and within 10 minutes there were millions of people dead due to Randall launching the nukes. My guess is that they all feel guilty about that and are afraid of what would happen if the power were turned back on long term. I also got the sense (although it wasn't well explained) that the efforts Aaron was taking to turn the power back off were going to be permanent and irreversible.
     
  14. Rob Helmerichs

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    I also suspect they're not done with that. It seems that "six months ago" flashbacks are going to take the place of the "before the lights went out" flashbacks last season, and they'll be filling in a lot of what happened in the immediate aftermath of the Tower drama.

    (And you just know that couldn't end well. Any IT tech will tell you, it's "turn the power off, then back on," not the other way around.)
     
  15. jsmeeker

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    Yup. (well, it's not clear about the "killed the power for good" part.)



    And now were are still doing time line jumping.

    Arghhhhhh.......




    As far as the government of the USA coming back, I too immediately wondered if it was truly the REAL US government. We saw someone moving into the White House. is it the same person that was told "Time to go home, Mr. PResident" in the final scene of the season 1 premier? We never saw faces.

    Maybe we will have the REAL US government battling an impostor one?
     
  16. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    If the final scene of S1 was "Time to go home, Mr. President," then why did it take them six months to get from Cuba to Savannah?

    Also, if Atlanta was nuked, wouldn't Savannah (being generally east of Atlanta) be "downwind" and therefore not a suitable place for the refugee camp to be located? Shouldn't they be somewhere west of Atlanta?
     
  17. jsmeeker

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    I don't think The President was on the ship coming into Savannah. Rather, he should have been the person shown moving into the White House in Washington D.C.

    Being west of Atlanta doesn't put them on the coast if you stay in Georgia. But you could be in Mobile :)
     
  18. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I wasn't saying POTUS was on the ship. Just found it odd that it took them six months to get a ship from Cuba to Savannah, and six months for people to start working on cleaning up the White House.

    I realize they wouldn't be on the coast if they were west of Atlanta. I'm simply saying that since the prevaliing winds in our hemisphere go west to east, it doesn't make sense for the refugee came to be east of Atlanta, due to the fallout. But then of course they wouldn't be able to show a ship sailing into the harbor if they were west of ATL.
     
  19. JYoung

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    As it stands now, I have no idea why they didn't they turn the power back on after turning it off to attempt to stop the nukes.

    I'm guessing that the writer's out will be that Rachel had a breakdown after the nukes hit and they had to get her out of the tower.

    "Hot Mess" is the correct term though as it was very disjointed and hard to follow with Charlie tramping across the country after Monroe and the Nevilles doing the survivor thing.

    I was impressed that they had the cojones to kill off Aaron, then they brought him back to life.

    Hot mess, indeed.
     
  20. mrdbdigital

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    The prevailing winds in Georgia usually flow from the S and the SE to the NW, due mostly in part of the air warming and rising over the land being replaced by the cooler ocean sea breeze from the Atlantic and the Gulf. We have a lot of thunderstorms here also because this moist air constantly collides with the dryer eastbound air from the western states. So, in this case, the fallout would likely be moving to the NW, leaving Savannah mostly free from fallout.

    That's my 2 cents of weather forecasting from living in South GA. :D
     

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