New on the Telly… Revolution

From time to time I find myself on the iTunes store and when I do I always end up in the Free on iTunes section (I am a poor college student after all). Revolution is an up and coming tv show from J. J. Abrams. If the name Abrams sounds familiar thats because he was behind, most famously, LOST, but was also behind Fringe, Person of Interest and Alcatraz.

The show starts off like any show would, TV is on and kids are on their iPads. Without giving too much away we find the characters in a world very different from what we know in our day to day lives. Some of the science and background ideas are just plain wrong, but what I found with LOST is that the science doesn’t always need to be right as long as they can later justify why it is that way. An example of this Hollywood science is when the blackout happened it was a rolling blackout that affected cars as well. Only an EM (Electro magnetic) pulse would do that but such a pulse wouldn’t cause batteries to no longer work. I look forward to seeing what further explanation is given in the show.

The acting was pretty good, there were some corny parts but over all it wasn’t bad. I would suggest watching the pilot. I think the show has promise, I just hope it doesn’t end up like an Alcatraz, a show that despite being amazing, got canceled.

But don’t take my word for it. Check it out for yourself. The show premires on September 17th, 2012 at 10pm ET.. However you can watch the pilot right now on Hulu.

Hulu – Revolution: Pilot

-Martin

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2 thoughts on “New on the Telly… Revolution

  1. Interesting. I’d heard of it before, and while I enjoyed LOST somehow I have no motivation to watch new TV. Maybe I’m just getting old, or finding different things to fill the time that used to be spent watching TV… but nothing has really grabbed me.

    So, what kind of vibe do you get from the show? Do you have a sense of what Abrams has to say yet? Not that you have to know what it all means, but usually you get an inkling, even early on.

    • So far there is a strong story line with enough twists and turns to keep viewers interested. I see the LOST formula at work here. Although there are a few bigger name actors I see a lot of new faces, and the mystery of “the lights going out” is just starting to unravel. Many flashbacks. Time will tell if the hype will fuel more seasons or if it will go the way of Alcatraz.

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