Sunday, September 16, 2012

Are you ready for the Revolution?

So what happens if electricity was to just stop? What would our world become? The new NBC drama Revolution explores these questions.



The blackout happens in the first 5 minutes of the premiere and leaves something to be desired. We meet Charlie and her family. We learn her dad knew the blackout was coming before it happened. There is no suspense, one plane falls out of the sky, and that's about the extent of the excitement. They should have focused on the chaos and the confusion, but instead, we fast forward 15 years. Here we find Charlie with her brother and dad living in a community filled with people either dressed like the others from Lost or just modern day with band t-shirts and skinny jeans!?

Local militia arrives and kills Charlie's father and steals her brother, Danny. Charlie sets out on her adventure with two other 'villagers' to find her uncle to help rescue her brother. Charlie played by Tracy Spiridakos is the saving grace of the show. She has the strength and beauty of Katniss from the Hunger Games, with the bow and arrow to match. She is a heroine you can really root for. Charlie finds her uncle Miles, Billy Burke (aka Bella's dad) and convinces him to help them search for her brother.

Revolution is created by Eric Kripke and executive produced by J.J. Abrams. The pilot was directed by Jon Favreau. With such strong people behind the show it has a fighting chance. As long as Revolution strays away from Lost type conspiracies and sticks to the basics of surviving and adapting to the blackout it will be a success.

Tune in Monday September 17th at 10pm on NBC!

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