First up, the good news. NBC ordered a full season of “Revolution.” So we should have no fear of it going away in the near future. However a second season decision is along ways away, so there is always that fear we’ll be left dangling as we have with so many NBC shows in the past few years. That’s one of the biggest reasons I’ve been afraid to get into this show.
I enjoyed the pilot, but as I previously posted, had a lot of issues with the science of it all. How does electricity cease to exist? It’s like saying gravity stopped. Electricity is not just man-made, it’s a part of nature!
Since the pilot I feel like the show has been a little slow. There has been a lot of emphasis on fighting. I get that will always be a part of the show given the post-apocalyptic world, but I’m interested in story as well. It seems as if all the major things happen in the final few minutes of the episode. It’s the “aha moments” I honestly have issues with, as I feel in some ways it’s a tactic to make you hang around. It reminds me too much of “The Killing” and in many ways “Revenge.” Obviously it’s a good tactic to put a twist at the end, but when I only enjoy the last few seconds . . . . well I end up not paying attention to much of the rest of the show.
I definitely like the story with the “Google Guy” and the blonde (I haven’t learned their names) the best, because that’s where the mystery is. Why did the lights go out, and what are those little necklaces about? Clearly they are some kind of portable power source . . .
The twist with Miles knowing Monroe wasn’t really much of a twist, as we knew that from the pilot. However it almost is looking like Miles was really the initial leader, and Monroe was a follower at first? Then there is that third guy they picked up along the way, who looks to be as ruthless as Miles once was. I’m getting the feeling that Monroe was a wimp who just went mad over time?