Revolution: Season 1
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In this epic adventure thriller, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology – computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights – has mysteriously blacked out … forever. A grand romantic saga with sweeping scope and intimate focus, this drama is seen through the eyes of one strong-willed young woman, Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos), and her brother, Danny (Graham Rogers). When Danny is kidnapped by militia leaders for a darker purpose, Charlie must reconnect with her estranged uncle Miles (Billy Burke), a former marine, living a reclusive life. Together, with a rogue band of survivors, they set out to rescue Danny, overthrow the militia and ultimately re-establish the United States of America - all the while, exploring the mystery of why the power failed, and if (or how) it will ever return.]]>
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I think the writers have done a fantastic job of keeping the continuing story lines interesting and the action is very exciting and well done. The characters are intriguing and the acting is sufficient and some better than others, but all in all I think it all works well together. I hope it has enough fan base to keep going for a few more seasons.
But it's been a couple of years now, and I've been itching for my next fix. (I can't quit you, Abrams!) I think Revolution might be it. Of course several of the actors/actresses in Revolution come form the Lost cast, but the similarities run deeper and are more satisfying. The story unfolds through "current" (future) adventure, and flashbacks. (No flash-sideways yet!) The segues come complete with the subtle tension from the violin crescendo. Oh, I'm Lost in this show already. The story becomes deeper with every sidebar into a character's past. You can't help but fall in love with each one - even the bad guys. There's mystery and an ever-more-interesting and surprising unfolding of the plot. Only in this case, the new questions to new answers ratio seems to be on roughly even keel. I really get the sense that the writers know their way out of this one. Maybe Revolution won't be Lost to an unsatisfactory ending. :-)
From the pilot onwards, there's an overwhelming sense that we've seen this all before. The characters are drawn from the 'pick any 5' NBC mix-and-match set and lack any depth or personality, to the point where the actors are practically phoning in their performances. As a result, it feels like everyone's playing a game of let's pretend than showing us a window into their post-apocalyptic reality. At least in similar shows, the actors are made to look dirty and worn down - here, everyone's just had a shower, spa treatment and fresh hair cut. I don't believe the world they're showing us.
There are some J.J.Abrams trademarks too that once drew intrigue but as we all got burned by the mysteries going nowhere in Lost, make me wonder if they are just to excite the audience rather than part of any larger over-arching plot. The most interesting part of the whole series was the initial scene where the electricity stopped working and it showed the transformation from today's world to Revolution's dystopia - again, Abrams is brilliant at creating clever 'what if' set ups but increasingly fails to deliver on the promise of the premise.
To be fair, the End Of The World genre is difficult to pull off because of the sheer number of shows on the topic and the high quality of execution in some cases. Still, in such a competitive field this is a pretty lame offering.
No edge to the stories and half the characters were just not likeable - or bad in a good way.
Then it clicked. About half way thru the season the show started add some edge and maturity to the storyline and characters.
I actually was looking forward to seeing the show each week.
If you can tolerate the first half of the season then you will be rewarded. AND the second season currently running has gotten even better so catch up and enjoy the series.
I have not watched the DVD so cannot comment on the quality of video/audio or extras offered.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Season one is full of adventure and plenty of action with beautiful suspense and story arcs. It's the best of the two seasons by a long shot. Read morePublished 22 days ago by MikeFrett
A bit unrealistic. Idealistic girl searching for father in post end of the world situation.Published 2 months ago by Chris
I RECEIVED THE DVDS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AND THEY PLAY VERY WELL.Published 3 months ago by beth maloney
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