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Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by IndyMichael, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. John Strk

    John Strk Legend

    Oct 16, 2009
    The pilot was ok but I found myself quickly getting bored with the 2nd episode. The only new show I'm looking forward now is the Last Resort!
  2. renbutler

    renbutler Godfather

    Oct 17, 2008
    Thanks, but I did Google it. I found some sporadic ratings info about The Event, but not a direct week 1-2 comparison.
  3. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    TBoneit - they crossed the deserts with railroads in the 1860s with no electricity. With all the flooded towns we saw, there's an ample supply of water.

    I'll keep watching for a bit, in hopes that some of these bits get answered.. I mean, how cool would it be to see an ironclad like the Monitor berthed on Lake Michigan? steam-powered, no electricity.

    ...and yet the string for the girl's crossbow is just as elastic (and, hence, deadly) as it was when it was manufactured... I don't think these things last 15 years.
  4. renbutler

    renbutler Godfather

    Oct 17, 2008
    I just realized that futoncritic.com has archived ratings information.

    Week 1-2 ratings change:

    Revolution -- -14.3%
    The Event -- -21.6%
  5. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

    Jan 25, 2007
    Halifax, MA
    Here you go

  6. renbutler

    renbutler Godfather

    Oct 17, 2008
    Yeah, wikipedia was the first place I tried, but it didn't compare week 1 to week 2.

    Thankfully, futoncritic had what I was looking for (see post #104 above).
  7. tsmacro

    tsmacro Hall Of Fame

    Apr 28, 2005
    Of course in week two Revolution was also up against the season premier of Castle and Hawaii Five-O too I believe. So week two is probably a better indicator as to how well it'll do against real competition in its timeslot. Still haven't watched week two, probably won't until I get a better idea if it's going to survive for more than one season, so I'll be letting them build up for a while.
  8. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    From reading somewhere else, it seems the 2nd episode beat out both Castle and Hawaii Five-O premiers! Interesting.

    I'm rather surprised that it would beat out Castle, but not all that surprised that it beat Hawaii Five-O.
  9. Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy Godfather

    Jul 9, 2007
    Revolution premiere: 11.65 million viewers, second episode: 9.29 million viewers, so it had only 79.7% of the premiere viewers, or was -20.3%.
  10. Galaxie6411

    Galaxie6411 Icon

    Aug 26, 2007
    Couldn't agree more and I really like these kind of shows, I fell asleep by the 30 minute mark. Can't take much more of the girl bitching about killing someone or following someone when she is entirely wrong and proven so the next minute. That kind of crap gets old in every show.
  11. Maruuk

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    Thanks for saving me the aggravation guys! I figured it was gonna end this way just based on the lame-o trailers. What caused the blackout? Nobody knows, including the writers. Just like "Lost", millions going nowhere fast. These shows don't NEED a solution, they just need more bogus mysteries every week. More straw dogs. Same as X-Files, the bogeyman is always shifting around, with no set premise or center. It gets old fast. Since without a central, defined evil, nothing ever really matters in a show of this sort, the audience is guaranteed to get ripped off over time. SEE: Last ep of Lost.
  12. mrro82

    mrro82 Legend

    Sep 11, 2012
    Astoria, OR
    There was one thing in the second episode that irked me and.......

    If the necklace supposedly would turn the power back on, why wait 15 years to do so? I'm hoping they divulge why dear ol dad never made his way to the lady in the attic in 15 years.
  13. renbutler

    renbutler Godfather

    Oct 17, 2008
    I based it on the 18-49 rating percentage.
  14. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Lost intrigued me the entire way ... except the last episode. While, yeah, that aspect of it kinda sucked, the journey was well worth it to me.

    I'm finding this show intriguing as well, but ... I also realize that the general populace will turn their nose at this type of show. I'll happily watch it until the point it finishes it's run - likely one season. For this program, it will be about the journey because I don't expect there to be an end. I'll be pleasantly surprised if there is.
  15. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Why does science fiction / fantasy have to be accurate? I think it's pretty cool looking at the what-if scenarios of an apocalypse ... the reason behind it is fairly irrelevant in my humble opinion.
  16. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    Why? Because, if the blackout had happened, the first reaction would be "why" with "who did it", "how" and "how do we counteract it" being in the mix there.

    If the *audience* notices things, you can damn well be sure that, in 'real life' these questions would have come up. Why no steam trains? What keeps the electricity in our bodies safe?

    Shows like this usually have "bibles" with the rules they have, the ones they created and ones they leave open. The SF series Babylon 5 had their "rules for magic" before the first frame was filmed. How telepathy worked. How hyperspace worked. and they didn't violate the laws of physics everywhere else (no spaceships banking in a vaccuum as if they were flying in an atmosphere).

    If I'm going to get invested in a show, there's some stretches I'll make. I'll "give" on DNA results coming back in hours instead of weeks for cop shows - that's just 'improving' the tech we have. But I won't give on cars falling into a swamp and having their windows crack in 4 feet of water from the 'pressure'.

    In the case of Revolution, I'll give on there being something or someone who could cause the blackout - but it has to hold together beyond that. I'm still giving this one a chance because they may yet have answers for the seeming inconsistencies.
  17. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    ...and yet, every one of you nitpicking skeptics were fine and dandy with warp drives, sliders, DeLorean time machines and beam me up, Scottie. You're so busy patting yourself on the back for spotting insignificant inconsistencies that you are missing out on the enjoyment of the story.

  18. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Apr 21, 2007
    Elizabeth, CO
    Good point Nick, I dont see why this show is getting slammed so much when there have been many previous shows that have taken just as many liberties with the laws of physics
  19. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    I'm with you. I love a good adventure and I am more than willing to suspend reality if it gets in the way of enjoyment of the show.
  20. dmspen

    dmspen Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Dec 1, 2006
    Los Gatos,...
    My recording of the last episode was terrible. Terribly pixelated to the point of droppping to black once in a while. It was hardly worth watching.

    It's one thing to accept premises that can't be proven (warp drive, magic, etc) and another thing to try to accept not using proven concepts like steam power.

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