I’ve seen Revolution a few weeks back and reviewed it.
I like the Lost-like mystery at the heart of Revolution as we wonder how/why the power went out. I like the mystery of the bad guys looking to restore the power while the good guys seem bent on keeping the world in the dark. That has to be an interesting plot point right there.
But with Tracy Spiridakos at the helm of characters, I think that puts the production at risk.
That “Because we’re family” line in the season premiere, where Spiridakos delivers her best shaky, emotional moment made me cringe every time I saw it and the rest of her emotional displays, though better, weren’t by much. I don’t dislike the Hunger Games-like character in this dystopian Jericho-like world.
In fact her steely eyed look down the shaft of her crossbow is pretty impressive. She has beautiful eyes. But then she opens her mouth and tries to deliver something she hasn’t mastered yet, and that’s a bit frustrating for me. And maybe she’ll come around, but right now, I’m not enthused by her in this role.
But, because Erick Kripke and some of his folks are behind the NBC project, because Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) is in it as the bad guy, because an ex-Google employee (Some call him Google boy) is there and the ninja-like skilled uncle, I am curious what they’re going to do with the rest of the mystery that is Revolution.
So that’s my continuing curiosity about NBC’s new show. (If they toss Spiridakos into a pool of acting coaches, that couldn’t hurt either) This piece was inspired by a preview of next week’s episode where she attempts another emotionally touching moment.
Shows mentioned while referencing Revolution included Lost, Hunger Games and Jericho. (I’m sure I missed some shows. Anyone?)