“What would you do without it all? In this epic adventure from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and “Supernatural’s” Eric Kripke, a family struggles to reunite in an American landscape where every single piece of technology – computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights – has mysteriously blacked out forever. A drama with sweeping scope and intimate focus, “Revolution” is also about family – both the family you’re born into and the family you choose. This is a swashbuckling journey of hope and rebirth seen through the eyes of one strong-willed young woman, Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos, “Being Human”), and her brother Danny (Graham Rogers, “Memphis Beat”). When Danny is kidnapped by militia leaders for a darker purpose, Charlie must reconnect with her estranged uncle Miles (Billy Burke, “The Twilight Saga”), a former U.S. 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, they explore the enduring mystery of why the power failed, and if – or how – it will ever return.”
I was very excited to review the television pilot of the new NBC series, Revolution. I love J.J. Abrams and I kept seeing previews of this show during the Olympics. As I saw the previews, I was hoping that this series would be awesome! I thought that it had a very interesting concept, what if all the power went out in the world? How would civilization evolve?
The pilot for this show was very well done. It was directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and it felt like movie quality on television. All of the acting was done well, especially Billy Burke. There is a lot of fighting in this show and he does a lot of it with a sword! He does amazing. It was interesting to see how they portrayed the world without power. Some examples of how they show this are that streets and buildings are overgrown with plants and the streets of Chicago are flooded with water.
Many questions are raised during the pilot. Like a typical J.J. Abrams television show, it leaves you wanting to know more. I have found another television addiction to add to my already large list of television shows. I will definitely be tuning in and watching Revolution on NBC on Mondays to see how this story unfolds. I love this show!
Revolution gets bragging rights!
Revolution premieres tonight, September 17th, on NBC.