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‘Revolution’ Season 1, Episode 3 Recap

Over the last two weeks I’ve been informally polling friends, family, and strangers about the new Fall shows. Many express a doubt over whether they should invest in some new series in case they get cancelled, others are overwhelmed with the current lineup, and almost everyone universally hates the New Normal. When it comes to “Revolution,” there are skeptics, but the most-oft refrain is, “that’s the show that’s like ‘Lost,’” right? … READ MORE

‘Revolution’ Season 1, Episode 2

Perhaps the biggest problem with “Revolution” is not the wooden acting and dialogue or the chaotic nature of the storytelling, or even the fact that in its second week it has already established a repetitive narrative formula (Miles wants to leave the group, Charlie gives him Sad Eyes and does something naive / sentimental / impulsive, the group is in trouble, Miles saves the day and reluctantly re-joins the group, repeat) — its worst sin may be that it’s just kind of boring … READ MORE

‘Revolution’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 1

NBC has let the pilot for their new J.J. Abrams-produced series “Revolution” (filmed in Atlanta!) hang around on the internet for weeks now, which is a dangerous prospect anyway but even more so given how the pilot seems to be turning more people off of the show the longer it hangs around without resolution. While the first episodes of brand-new shows are usually a terrible way to truly judge whether a series will be good or not, the game is much harder for series looking to gain a foothold among the broadcast networks, who are quick to ax under-performing series whether critically acclaimed or not (few more so than NBC, whose quickness on the trigger has lead to protests over series like “Friday Night Lights” and “Community,” series that make the network look good but don’t apparently meet its profit point) … READ MORE