Friday, November 2, 2012

What I’m Watching: Revolution

Revolution: Season 1, Episode 6 “Sex and Drugs” (F)

I would hope that, if the power went out today, people would find something better to do with their time than force helpless visitors to fight to the death for no reason other than their own amusement. Miles gets credit for his stupidest move yet, taking Nora to be treated by a predictably maniacal Todd Stashwick character, who had his doctor save her only to thrust her into a mortal battle for her life hours later. It also seems silly to me that Charlie should be forced to go stab someone in the eye because Miles suddenly decided that this one thing wasn’t worth fighting against, despite his predilection for always causing a scene. He provided Aaron with absolutely no support, and while shooting himself in the flask was somewhat clever, that trick enabling him to shoot a stunned Drexel seems considerably more far-fetched. Charlie continues to find herself in situations where she needs to play a part, and I think the show would seriously benefit from not requiring its lead actress to do so much emoting. Danny’s end-of-episode introduction to his mother was lackluster at best, and I’m not sure what’s going to come of their newfound proximity, especially once he finds out that she left willingly. Tom really seems to hate his son, but General Monroe appears to be more tolerant. Nate continues to establish himself as the most undecided villain, vehemently opposed to the notion of not leaving survivors and aggressively determined never to exercise even a degree of subtlety.

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