Thursday, November 15, 2012

What I’m Watching: Revolution

Revolution: Season 1, Episode 8 “Ties That Bind” (F)

It’s astonishing to me the number of times that Miles and company can come face-to-face with the militia, nearly get caught, and then escape because their tiny ragtag band somehow managed to outsmart a whole legion of well-trained militia soldiers. It was awfully easy for them to rescue Mia – a plan that, in hindsight, would have been smarter for the militia if it hadn’t meant so much property damage and casualties – and then, logically, it was time for a swordfight since Miles can’t seem to resist getting into those. It didn’t take long for Nora to change her mind entirely about where she was headed, thanks to the treachery and lying nature of her sister. That kiss with Miles is going to come up again, I’m sure, though I could do without the accompanying fake crying from Charlie and Aaron. Neville sure found a convenient way to save his son thanks to his steely wife’s gossiping abilities, and it’s a good thing he did, considering how trigger-happy Monroe seems to be with his execution orders. As I’m tempted each week to give up on this terrible show, I see small flickers of quality, or rather, something I’d actually be interested in watching. Tom looking at a map of the country with the Monroe Republic and whatever is going on in California suggests that there’s a great mythology to this show that goes beyond swordfighting, torture, and pendants. Let’s hope that Grace can get some plot improvement accomplished as she once again becomes relevant.

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