Revolution--S01E03--10/01/2012--"No Quarter"

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  1. Oct 2, 2012 #21 of 183
    stellie93

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    Sheltered, but pretty good with a crossbow--I was surprised they let her take the shot at the bomb thingy.

    I'm liking the flashbacks more than the current stories right now. And the girl just seems out of place with the rest of the show.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2012 #22 of 183
    gchance

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    Yup, I just came on to mention it but you beat me to it. But have no fear, here's a link. :)

    I'll tell my son, he'll be happy.

    Greg
     
  3. Oct 2, 2012 #23 of 183
    danterner

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    I've enjoyed it so far.

    When I saw the Apple logo appear on her phone, I teared up. (Not because she'd get to see her kids, but because, hey, iPhone. Warmed my heart).
     
  4. Oct 2, 2012 #24 of 183
    morac

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    I think this is the first TV drama that properly showed that car doors (and houses) aren't bullet proof. If for nothing else, that gets this episode a thumbs up.

    Also they brought up how quickly society crumbled and showed why the militia was formed.
     
  5. Oct 2, 2012 #25 of 183
    Gene S

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    I hope they don't turn into a big militia oriented show. That's what happened to Jerico and Terra Nova. They all started out as sci-fi type premises, then slowly turned into "cowboys vs Indians".
    I did like all the talk about the Rebel Alliance, thought I was watching Star Wars. Kept waiting for someone to spit out the "dirty scums" reference. :)
    I also think its neat that after 15 years, they still have an abundance of candles. Every room has like 50 of them burning. Yankee Candle must have gotten an advance notice of the power outage and ramped up production. ;)
     
  6. Oct 2, 2012 #26 of 183
    mattack

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    iPhone, not iPod.

    I sure wish my iPhone booted that fast.. I'd turn it off more often (to conserve battery).
     
  7. Oct 3, 2012 #27 of 183
    cheesesteak

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    I can't stand Charley even a little bit but I'll keep watching for a while hoping her character becomes less annoying over time. Her self righteousness and constant furrowed brow gets on my nerves.

    Why were the militia troops using Civil War era rifles? Where would the blackout reduce government troops to using antiquated rifles?

    The comparisons to Terra Nova are spot on. I'm not expecting much depth.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2012 #28 of 183
    Alfer

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    Watched Ep3 last night. It's sort of hanging on by a thread for me.

    I'm already tired of all the swashbucking scenes. Yawn.

    But it still has a TINY nugget of strangeness to keep me watching to see if it gets better and more exciting.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2012 #29 of 183
    danterner

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    There's a fundamental difference between the concepts of evolution and revolution, and one does not necessarily lead to the other. Thus far we've seen nothing to suggest that this show has anything whatsoever to do with evolution. The title card, therefore is interesting to me, as the animation seems to make a big deal over flashing the R off and on. I wonder if that's just a stylistic thing ("hey, those two words look almost alike, let's do something with that!") or if the show will eventually develop into something having to do with evolution. I doubt it, based on what we've seen so far.
     
  10. Oct 3, 2012 #30 of 183
    Hunter Green

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    When my wife and I watched it, it was so clear Miles is Han Solo, and Nora is Princess Leia, which means Charlie is Luke?? Okay, that's not as good a fit, but Miles and Han are so alike it's painful.

    This show is quickly slipping into "maybe I'll be in the room while it airs" for me. At any moment if you press Pause I can tell you what will happen in the next five minutes, and even get a lot of the dialog right, down to the word. The fight scenes are dull, none of the surprises are surprises, and the plot depends way too much on people being stupid and/or not talking to one another even when they have every reason to do so.

    The big question for me is whether we're going to get more exploration of how the world changed, and how it got to where it is, after the blackout; each episode gives enough of that to tantalize, which is why I haven't given up, but not enough to convince me they have solid answers.

    To my surprise, the Google guy is the most compelling character so far. His comment about how the blackout turned the world back into a big playground of bullies is the most insightful thing said yet about the effect that the blackout had on the world. When you think "how would I react to this?" you always start by thinking of having to deal without your favorite technology, or the ability to travel, and jump right from there to post-apocalypse; but his comment is the kind of thing that is (just slightly) less obvious but would end up more impactful on your life. (Assuming you survived. I doubt I would!)

    The fact that the first thing he did with power was listen to music made me think, that's probably one of the things I'd do, too. 15 years without hearing music other than my own singing would make me batty. (On the up side, with no jobs and no computers, assuming I could scrounge up a drum kit, I would finally have the time to learn it. Maybe I could form a band!)
     
  11. Oct 3, 2012 #31 of 183
    MasterCephus

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    No one mention yet that they tried to explain why there are no modern weapons?
     
  12. Oct 3, 2012 #32 of 183
    Anubys

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    They actually did try to explain it. No way to make bullets for them. So they have to resort to the old ways of making them.

    I almost bailed on the show when they went into the lady's house and not even raised an eyebrow at why, 15 years later, there's a CD player with headphones right there on the table.

    I don't really care about the explanation on why electricity was shut off. I want to hear the explanation on how, in just 15 years, Americans threw away their country, their flag, and any semblance of patriotism. Are we sure this is not an Al-Qaeda propaganda show?
     
  13. Oct 3, 2012 #33 of 183
    aaronwt

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    WHen it becomes every person for them self, patriotism is the last thing you would be concerned with.

    They explained well the reason they started the militia. There was no order around. And as bad as the Militia is, it's not as bad as it could have been without it. They did bring some sort of order to the region. Although you of course don't have alot of liberties.
     
  14. Oct 3, 2012 #34 of 183
    cheesesteak

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    That's is the one believable thing about this show, that we'd go to hell in a hand basket within 15 years.
     
  15. Oct 3, 2012 #35 of 183
    TAsunder

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    Not so sure. I think the US military would fare quite well against the monroe militia.
     
  16. Oct 3, 2012 #36 of 183
    pmyers

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    I absolutely agree.
     
  17. Oct 3, 2012 #37 of 183
    pmyers

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    Unless they all deserted like in this episode, which I think is highly likely.
     
  18. Oct 3, 2012 #38 of 183
    DreadPirateRob

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    For an organization that depends as highly on chain-of-command as the military does, the breakdown in communication ability would be severely damaging. You can see them sitting back in their barracks, waiting for orders, and watching the world around them collapse into chaos. I can imagine that you'd start to see deserters pretty quickly.
     
  19. Oct 3, 2012 #39 of 183
    MasterCephus

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    that's the one thing i'm hoping they explain. So far I take it that these two guys are ex-military (Sgts if I remember) and they are the ones who started this huge militia. I agree that chaos would reign, but I also would believe that local national guard posts, army forts, etc. would try and create some type of order. I'd much rather believe that a general at the closest fort to Chicago would be the leader of the militia over some random army guy.
     
  20. Oct 3, 2012 #40 of 183
    MasterCephus

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    Every barracks has a leading person who got to his position because of their ability to lead. I would expect that person at some point to say "ok, I have to do something" to ensure order locally. I can't believe that all the COs at the forts just give up.

    Career military people need order and discipline. In fact, they create it when it's not there. So I would almost guarantee they would be attempting something like a local militia.

    Now, they might have plans to show that this in fact did happen and the Monroe militia won, so we'll see...
     

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