Somebody Said They Want a Revolution, Obviously

By Rob Bricken in TV
Monday, May 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm

What happens when the lights go out? What happens when the lights go out forever? Specifically, what happens when J.J. Abrams produces a show with director John Favreau about what happens 15 years after the entire world loses electricity? Well, Revolution happens, one of NBC's new shows premiering this fall. I admit, I'm kind of excited to see a series with a post-apocalyptic setting that isn't full of zombies, aliens, or other boogeymen, and I'm always a sucker for shots of things like Wrigley Frield overgrown with plants and greenery. Still, there's something about Revolution that just seems off to me. Maybe it's because of the spunky teenage girl with the bow weapon a la Hunger Games. Or maybe it's the Walking Dead/Jericho/Falling Skies-ness of it. Or maybe the mystery of where all the electricity went feels cribbed from Lost 101. Mostly, though, I think it's because it's on NBC, and my brain is no longer wired to accept that NBC could possibly make a compelling drama. Thanks to everyone who turns in the tip.

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