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Old 09-25-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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Revolution S01E02....9.24.12

Haven't watched it yet...others too lazy to start thread...so here ya go...
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:31 AM   #2
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Will be OD'n it tonight..will report back after we watch.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:37 AM   #3
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I watched it, but I'm too lazy to comment on it.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:40 AM   #4
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I've watched the pilot and the 2nd episode back to back. I do not like Charlie at all. Also, is she supposed to be a teenager? If so, she must have that aging disease since she looks closer to 30 than 20.

If I buy into the fact that there's no electricity, shouldn't there still be steam and coal powered transportation like trains?
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I've watched the pilot and the 2nd episode back to back. I do not like Charlie at all. Also, is she supposed to be a teenager? If so, she must have that aging disease since she looks closer to 30 than 20.

If I buy into the fact that there's no electricity, shouldn't there still be steam and coal powered transportation like trains?
That would be too logical and make for boring TV!! Come on!!



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Old 09-25-2012, 10:50 AM   #6
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After my expectations were severely lowered by the premiere, I have to say that I found this episode to be decent. Unlike the premiere, I wasn't bothered by a million little things that seemed unbelievable. Archer boy still bugs me though. I cringed when I first saw C. Thomas Howell, but then laughed when they killed him off a few minutes later. The fact that Elizabeth Mitchell's character is alive is a huge plus in my opinion.

This episode definitely shows you where things are headed, though I guess I should have known based on the title of the show. That's great that the American flag is the rebel flag. I think I'm in for the ride if future episodes are at this level.

They gave away a big spoiler in the preview for next week's episode:
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That the uncle was the founder of the militia. Given his relationship with Monroe, this was perhaps predictable, but I think this will give an interesting dynamic to the revolution that is coming.

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Old 09-25-2012, 11:09 AM   #7
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I've watched the pilot and the 2nd episode back to back. I do not like Charlie at all. Also, is she supposed to be a teenager? If so, she must have that aging disease since she looks closer to 30 than 20.

If I buy into the fact that there's no electricity, shouldn't there still be steam and coal powered transportation like trains?
At least Google-Guy addressed that, somewhat, in his "we should be able to fix these types of things, so the fact that we haven't been able to means The Event was man-made, and therefore can be man-unmade" speech.

Regarding the preview clip at the end of the episode, I was really glad to see that (casting spoiler)

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will be making an appearance. Love him. No idea if he's on-board for a major role or just a one-and-done C. Thomas Howell type of guest spot, but I hope he sticks around.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:38 AM   #8
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:27 PM   #9
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I killed the SP based on the Pilot. But when there's nothing on I'll check it out On Demand.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:13 PM   #10
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I watched it, it's ok. I guess my issue is I can't tell what they want their show to be. Do they want teen angst, or science hoopla, or overarching mystery, or a LOST-type "all the characters are intertwined" story, or what? You can't be everything to all viewers. It's early in the story and it's still interesting enough to keep me watching, as the writers attempt to figure out what they have on their hands.

[Ratings aside, from TVbytheNumbers: Revolution garnered a 3.5, down sharply from last week's 4.1 18-49 rating, though this is not an unexpected drop post premiere and NBC has to be pretty happy about it considering it faced original scripted competition on ABC & CBS this week.]

I agree with cheese about Charlie. We had a number of lingering closeups on her this week, and she ain't no kid. I'm not thrilled with her casting anyway, but then most writers make teens into idiots, so it's hard to differentiate between crappy teen writing and crappy teen acting.

And as if the mystery woman with the compuserve connection wasn't enough, now we have "Randall" after her. And of course she has no real protection from home invasion, just a couple of home depot deadbolts. [Seriously, if you're gonna have some super-secret home computer setup in a world with no computers, can't you at least protect/hide it better?]

I'll see where it goes. It doesn't appear to be the tightest written show on TV, but it's not as bad as some where the SP didn't survive the night (hello Terra Firma).

Oh, and enough with the incredibly cheesy sword fights. I feel like I'm watching a Monty Python parody.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:51 PM   #11
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I watched it, it's ok. I guess my issue is I can't tell what they want their show to be. Do they want teen angst, or science hoopla, or overarching mystery, or a LOST-type "all the characters are intertwined" story, or what? You can't be everything to all viewers. It's early in the story and it's still interesting enough to keep me watching, as the writers attempt to figure out what they have on their hands.

[Ratings aside, from TVbytheNumbers: Revolution garnered a 3.5, down sharply from last week's 4.1 18-49 rating, though this is not an unexpected drop post premiere and NBC has to be pretty happy about it considering it faced original scripted competition on ABC & CBS this week.]

I agree with cheese about Charlie. We had a number of lingering closeups on her this week, and she ain't no kid. I'm not thrilled with her casting anyway, but then most writers make teens into idiots, so it's hard to differentiate between crappy teen writing and crappy teen acting.

And as if the mystery woman with the compuserve connection wasn't enough, now we have "Randall" after her. And of course she has no real protection from home invasion, just a couple of home depot deadbolts. [Seriously, if you're gonna have some super-secret home computer setup in a world with no computers, can't you at least protect/hide it better?]

I'll see where it goes. It doesn't appear to be the tightest written show on TV, but it's not as bad as some where the SP didn't survive the night (hello Terra Firma).

Oh, and enough with the incredibly cheesy sword fights. I feel like I'm watching a Monty Python parody.
Not to mention at least make it less conspicuous! I mean if there is one door in a house with 10 friggin locks on it, then yeah, I'd be thinkin' "What's behind THIS door lady!!??"
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:54 PM   #12
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I watched it, it's ok. I guess my issue is I can't tell what they want their show to be. Do they want teen angst, or science hoopla, or overarching mystery, or a LOST-type "all the characters are intertwined" story, or what? You can't be everything to all viewers.
Wasn't Lost at the same time science hoopla, overarching mystery, and all characters intertwined? There may not have been teen angst, but there were love triangles which is fairly similar. A good show (and I'm not saying this is one) can be genre-bending. In fact, I prefer it to be.

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[Ratings aside, from TVbytheNumbers: Revolution garnered a 3.5, down sharply from last week's 4.1 18-49 rating, though this is not an unexpected drop post premiere and NBC has to be pretty happy about it considering it faced original scripted competition on ABC & CBS this week.]
NBC has to be over the moon ecstatic about these numbers. 3.5 is a very solid number, and the fact that it rather easily won the key demo over the season premieres of Castle and H:5-0 makes it a solid win on the night for NBC.

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I agree with cheese about Charlie. We had a number of lingering closeups on her this week, and she ain't no kid. I'm not thrilled with her casting anyway, but then most writers make teens into idiots, so it's hard to differentiate between crappy teen writing and crappy teen acting.
She's 24. I would guess that her age on the show is somewhere around 20 (she appears to be 5 or so in the flashbacks, and it's been 15 years since then). That's hardly out of the ordinary.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:15 PM   #13
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I liked it.. Im a sucker for these type shows and I agree its not the tightest written show around, but really want to see where it goes..
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:27 PM   #14
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Yes charlie is supposed to be 20 years old. Her brother is suppsoed to be 19 years old.

http://revolution.wikin.com/wiki/Charlie_Matheson
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:47 PM   #15
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Interview with Elizabeth Mitchell

http://tvline.com/2012/09/24/revolut...beth-mitchell/

only very broad spoilers, nothing really revealing
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:21 PM   #16
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If find myself rooting for Charlie and her brother to die, never a good sign when I root for the demise of main characters.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:18 PM   #17
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About 20 minutes in, I decided sleep would be more interesting than watching this show. Against my better judgement, I watched the rest of it in the morning. Then I promptly deleted my season pass.

It's a bunch of brainless violence with a little insipid dialog sprinkled in between. If I want to watch sword fighting I'll put on an Errol Flynn movie.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:51 PM   #18
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I thought this was going to be a grand adventure. If it's going to devolve into an episode of Power Rangers each week, I'm not gonna stick with it.

BTW, if they've had the means to turn the power back on for 15 years, WTH are they waiting for?
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:22 PM   #19
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Overall, I liked this episode. I'm willing to give it some time.

But, I do have a couple of technical issues with the show:

1) Everyone has a purple lower lip. Enough with the lip makeup!

2) The opening clearly shows a shot of St. Louis with a chunk blasted out of the top of the arch. Now, that's physically impossible. When they were building the arch, they had to temporarily cross connect the two sides when they got about 2/3 of the way up with construction, because the foundations could not support the sideways forces that would exist until the tops were connected. After the arch was topped out, they removed the temporary cross connect. There's no way the arch could still be standing as shown in the opening. Another time they ignore the laws of physics.

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There's no way the arch could still be standing as shown in the opening. Another time they ignore the laws of physics.
See? Another example of how brilliant the writing is on this show!

They keep giving us subtle clues that the laws of physics have been rewritten!


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Finally watched it...thought it dragged a bit. But I'm sticking with it....for now.
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Not to mention at least make it less conspicuous! I mean if there is one door in a house with 10 friggin locks on it, then yeah, I'd be thinkin' "What's behind THIS door lady!!??"
I haven't seen the second episode yet, but in the first episode, she unlocks all four or five locks, then open the heavy door on creacky hinges and goes up the stairs, but never closes the door. If you are wanting to protect what's up there, at least close and lock the door behind you!

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There have only been two episodes, give it a chance. It isn't clear what it will DEVOLVE into yet.
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I'm only watching to spot the locally shot scenes.
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Yeah, not as many eye-rolls on this ep, but still not the greatest.

I think the thing with Charlie and not-Nate is meant to evoke the Hunger Games mystique, but it ain't working for me. The rest of the time they want to be The Postman with a bit of Lost thrown in.

One thing I don't buy is the tattoo reveal on Nora. You're honestly going to tell me that those militia men took such an attractive (and inexplicably clean) young woman into their custody with out at least "searching" her a little? Heck, just the normal shifting of her tank top should have revealed enough of the tat to be noticed, given the position of it.
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I know this is a weird thing to have a reaction to, but I started playing the 2nd episode and didn't immediately FF into the guts of the episode…

The little synopsis of the show that they put at the beginning is probably the best I've ever seen. It was concise and told you everything you needed to know about the show! (Plus, I didn't recognize all of the footage.) I mean what they showed BEFORE the "previously on" segment.

I must have totally zoned out.. I noticed C Thomas Howell in the credits, but never noticed him in the episode. (I see above someone said he was killed early.)

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The little synopsis of the show that they put at the beginning is probably the best I've ever seen. It was concise and told you everything you needed to know about the show!
I agree. I thought it was well done.

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They must live in a circular country.

The kid runs away and ends up on power lady's farm.

Charlie and Google Guy have to get there but it way over in Indiana. Another long trek & quest.
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2) The opening clearly shows a shot of St. Louis with a chunk blasted out of the top of the arch. Now, that's physically impossible. When they were building the arch, they had to temporarily cross connect the two sides when they got about 2/3 of the way up with construction, because the foundations could not support the sideways forces that would exist until the tops were connected. After the arch was topped out, they removed the temporary cross connect. There's no way the arch could still be standing as shown in the opening. Another time they ignore the laws of physics.

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I know what you mean. I'm from STL so I'm happy to see it on TV, but every time they show that shot, I just get pissed for the reasons you mentioned above.

Not to mention that everyone has perfect hair, even after waking up in the morning in the middle of the forest.
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I just LOLd at the previous comment about C. Thomas Howell. I recognized him instantly and pointed him out. My husband didn't know who he was until I mentioned a couple of 80s movies.

I did notice that Howell was dead by the time his name came up in credits.
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