Thursday, April 25, 2013

What I’m Watching: Revolution

Revolution: Season 1, Episode 14 “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” (D)

While this was still inarguably a poor episode, introducing yet another of Miles’ onetime devotees who now hates him, the storyline was definitely approaching somewhere positive. After being stranded in the miserable mess that is the Monroe Republic, our characters, particularly young, naïve Charlie, finally ventured out into the world. I enjoyed the “24” connection that exists between Billy Burke, who plays Miles, and Leslie Hope, who portrays the president of the Georgia Republic. While Burke’s character didn’t appear until season two and Hope’s appeared only in season one, I do think that’s the first role for both of them that I can actively remember. Hope does seem better suited to this part than she did to that of the irreconcilably irritating Teri Bauer, and I’m hopeful that she takes her fight right to the front lines. Alec wasn’t all that interesting since he didn’t have much of a personality, and I predicted Miles’ exact response to a befuddled Charlie, revealing that he was the one who trained him how to be ruthless. Monroe being present and shouting into the microphone when Alec wasn’t responding was a bit over-the-top, and would like to think that he has a more foolproof strategy for his next attack. This is not the first time that a cinematic cure for cancer has turned out to have adverse affects, and I do wonder just how simple it will be for Rachel to get the power back up and running by negating that positive effect of it being turned off.

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