I don’t know why NBC is getting cheap with the still Photos of the show. I’m not going to trouble myself with the copy/paste mumbo-jumbo. Go back to marketing school fellas.
Anyway, JJ Abrams seems to have gotten a cold, sneezed, and another primetime show of his appeared. That’s pretty much how easy it is for the prince of the small and big screen to get something produced. Dude, I can’t hate on you. At least you’re trying to come up with interesting stuff.
The concept for REVOLUTION is probably the biggest nightmare of modernized civilization. No cell phones, no computers, no internet, no power at all. And it’s not even like you can build a generator and have electricity again. The stuff just doesn’t work anymore. (This might not be too far from reality, with the super-solar flares hitting us by the end of the year. But until then, I’ll be watching TV.)
Flash forward 15 years and everything is all dilapidated and broke down. Militias are running things, and it’s all you can do to grow some crops to eat. Here is a snippet from NBC’s site about the show:
On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman’s life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously – and unbeknownst to her – had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future.
Check out the trailer…
Alright NBC. The budget looks decent, and the concept is a good setup for some interesting stories, though it’s not extraordinary. But stuff like this doesn’t have a great track record. Terra Nova and Jericho tried the whole post apocalyptic thing and they got canceled. I’m just saying, are you sure you thought this out JJ? Plus, that scene of Billy Burke as Miles with the sword reminds me too much of THE BOOK OF ELI, or some HIGHLANDER stuff. I don’t mind, but lets not get too cliché.
And why did that Plane fall down like that? It looked like a cartoon. And why are the only computers after the apocalypse from circa 1980? And why is everybody’s hair so nice? I’ll stop, because you guys might thing I’m hating on this show already. I’ll give it a chance like all the other stuff I watch.
I would have rather that you guys at NBC kept AWAKE, but that’s how the network cookies crumble I guess. Well, at least it’s not another Law and Order or CSI configuration.
I’m glad to see Giancarlo Esposito in another show. His role in Once Upon A Time is a little trifling, and he’s a much better actor then that show portrays. Too bad he’s playing a villain in Revolution, but it should still be interesting. Here is a quick interview he did for the show:
REVOLUTION will air this Fall on Monday Nights at 10pm/9c. So what do you think?