Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What I’m Watching: Revolution

Revolution: Season 1, Episode 19 “Children of Men” (D-)

When I saw the title of this episode, I got excited because I immediately recalled one of the best-ever cinematic vision of dystopian society with some crucial aspect of life missing. This episode was a notch better than recent hours since it introduced Glenn Morshower, another “24” alum famous for playing Secret Service Agent Aaron Pierce, as the leader of the group of self-appointed guards of Level 12 in the Tower, taking their jobs very seriously and vowing never to let the power be turned back on. It’s a fine concept, but the execution of the rest of the episode didn’t match. I’m skeptic about Tom and Jason managing to talk the underused Omid Abtahi’s captain into starting a revolt purely because Jason gave his father his first-ever compliment. Tom’s “Women, am I right?” comment to Jason was played just for laughs and completely and totally out of character for him, something that has been happening a lot lately. Charlie also seemed to react knowingly to Aaron’s reference to watching “Mythbusters,” a series she could never possibly remember. While Rachel may have needed Monroe’s help escaping, there’s no reason she had to give him an extremely powerful gun. With just one episode left this season, we can expect a major game-changer leading into season two, and I do hope it’s something that improves this show considerably since it’s unbearable to keep watching and see how many wasted opportunities there are to craft an actually decent, compelling, and thrilling sci-fi show.

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