Thursday, May 9, 2013

What I’m Watching: Revolution

Revolution: Season 1, Episode 16 “The Love Boat” (F)

If only this show actually had something to do with what the world might be like if the power got turned off. Seeing all of the characters drift along the water and hide out in abandoned cars waiting for enemies to happen upon them just isn’t interesting, and it’s especially irritating when the characters are those I’ve come to despise over the past fifteen episodes of this show. Tom is a completely different man than the Captain Neville that has so far existed, and his nonchalant attitude towards Miles, coupled with the reluctant rebel’s willingness to work with him, was hardly convincing. That Charlie and Jason literally had to lock their elders in rooms to try to accomplish what they wanted, only to be thwarted by an enemy who clearly didn’t realize that he was actually interfering in a mutiny that he shouldn’t have prevented, was ridiculous. On the guest star front, we had Michael Gladis of “Mad Men” fame as the dim-witted Monroe Republic commander and Timothy Busfield, from “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” among other things, as the scientist that Tom seemed intent on killing. Aaron and Rachel’s plotline is headed nowhere fast, and it’s far from thrilling to see Grace appear in just the episode’s final moments with an unknown assailant headed her way. This is not the first time this has happened and it’s only the show’s first season. Such repetitiveness already can’t be a good sign.

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