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Revolution

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

  1. Dec 5, 2012 #241 of 312
    Nick

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    ^ Oh, the humanity! :sure:
     
  2. mrro82

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    Did everybody forget a new episode was on Monday? :) I thought it was pretty decent. Seems like the second half will be better than the first.
     
  3. Holydoc

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    First show of the second half basically negated the entire first half. I am seriously debating removing this one from my "to watch" list.
     
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    Got it on my DVR, haven't watched yet. But I did notice that it did come back to half-way decent ratings, I think in about the same range as it had before so that's at least an encouraging sign.
     
  5. mrro82

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    Just out of curiosity, what didn't you like because i thought the exact opposite?
     
  6. djlong

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    I *really* want to like this show. But they keep doing "bonehead" things with writing inconsistencies that infuriate me at the same time.

    Who trained those helicopter pilots? If they're old pilots, how long did they spend "getting the feel" back?

    Who maintained those choppers for 15 years and how?

    Earlier, they complained of having to use muskets. If they were so limited in the modernity of arms, why did they have such high-power and high-caliber guns available for the choppers?

    You *do* know those rockets probably wouldn't work after 15 years of unmaintained disuse, yes? (At least the 'rebel' had an explanation for why HIS might work)

    Never mind the Hollywood-trope of not really knowing what "firing from behind cover" looks like.

    ...and if the Mom knew about the blackout IN ADVANCE - she had to given what she removed from the dead body and the fact that it was implanted over a year before said blackout - why has she waited this long before doing anything?

    And about her recent activities...

    Did she care how many people would die to save her son by giving "the amplifier" away?

    How did they have all the parts she needed?

    Does anyone remember intricate technical details of stuff after 15 years of not doing anything about it? ...sufficient enough that you could, say, solder up some printed circuit boards, wire up power transformers (with parts that should have been covered in 15 years of rust) and test it all out?

    ...and all of that is before the predictable Hollywood writing (save the victim only to kill him off later).
     
  7. Holydoc

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    I did not like investing a whole season suspending belief on the sole premise that these characters needed to save the boy only to have the boy killed first episode of the second season. Now there is no motivation for this group to carry on. None of them ever wanted to join the revolution. None of them should have any faith in their mother that left them or their uncle that never got in touch with them.

    On top of that you have the helicopters, the SAMs, the rockets, and lord knows what else that everyone is suddenly proficient with. Not to continue on too much more but you also have STEALTH horse and wagons that can ride right into a dual Helicopter fire fight and deliver weapons to save the day.

    I hope that gives you some insight into my disappointment. Like DJLong, I want to like this show. They are just making it so dang hard to do it.
     
  8. Doug Brott

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    DJ, You should probably cut your losses and move on. This show is about theatrics, not accuracy. If the latter is that important I don't think this show is ever going to be satisfying to you.
     
  9. mrro82

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    Very good points. I guess i never thought about those things. Now that you mention them it does bring the show down quite a bit for me. Maybe this one won't last for me.
     
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    I think I like most scifi, including those of the world's-gone-back-to-the-stone-age group. I was ready to dump this one early on. But my wife, who generally wouldn't seek out a scifi series, liked this one. We haven't seen the first one of the new season.

    I think my problem is I haven't really liked the work of the show's creator/writer Eric Kripke. I just could never get into "Supernatural" which has been a winner for him and The CW.

    But I find it hard to suspend disbelief to the level needed in "Revolution" because of all the huge "oh, come on, really" moments.

    But we'll probably watch it until somebody turns the lights on.;)
     
  11. Drucifer

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    Well apparently the next episode will try to explain some of the hows. That alone should be fun for some and hair pulling frustration for others.
     
  12. RunnerFL

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    spoilers guys, please...
     
  13. Drucifer

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    Wasn't much of a hint, but the coming attraction had the mom getting ready to tell the daughter all she knew on the matter.
     
  14. Kevin F

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    It's pretty catchy but I do agree with earlier posts that the group lost a HUGE motive when Danny died.

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    What, saving the country from a newly equipped Monroe isn't motive enough?
     
  16. Kevin F

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    Oh it certainly is, but Danny was the one who was partially responsible for that motive in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, I remain interested in the show.

    Kevin
     
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    It's not so much the accuracy as the VOLUME of inaccuracy. Like I said, I *really* want to like this show. When they finally showed someone resuscitating steam power, *that* was cool!

    There are plenty of things that go along with "the willing suspension of disbelief" and it's not just in Science Fiction. Ask any doctor about medical shows or a cop about police procedural shows.

    But there's a tipping point. And once that tipping point is crossed, well, it can open the floodgates. Kind of like how a spouse might get "tipped" because you didn't take the garbage out and the argument then spills out ALL the things you did wrong.


    An example was during the climax this past week.
    <spoiler>
    If it weren't for all the other annoyances, I don't think the "jump up from behind cover, fire your weapon, then stand there and admire the results" would have been rantworthy. But, with everything else, it comes out in the flood of angst
    </spoiler>
    :)
     
  18. RunnerFL

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    The fact that someone posted that Danny was killed was a MAJOR hint and spoiler.
     
  19. djlong

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    Again, a little bit of redemption..

    Now we have a clue as to what caused the blackout. Although it doesn't explain why the electricity in our bodies is unaffected, at least we have something to go by.

    Definitely more plusses than minuses in this week's episode.
     
  20. Drucifer

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    Being a sci-fi junkie, I'm kinda enjoying this show. It reminds me of the comic books I read as a kid.
     

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