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Old September 9 2012, 09:40 AM   #91
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Because there's probably a few States out there calling themselves THE REAL America and saying that they have THE REAL army at their beck and call.
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Old September 10 2012, 11:56 PM   #92
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Wasn't as mediocre as the previews made it out to be. Though if it turns into some campy family drama I'll drop it like a brick.
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Old September 11 2012, 12:30 AM   #93
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Monroe not Munroe.
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Old September 11 2012, 12:53 PM   #94
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I hope five years from now he doesn't make a show about Medieval Communists conquering the world with flamethrowers because his history teacher said it was possible.
Actually, I'd watch that.

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Old September 11 2012, 01:18 PM   #95
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Does anyone have any theory about the ultimate point of the show?

I think that this show might have more in common with BSG than Jericho.

I suspect that the show is about the emergence of a malevolent AI. The implied "evolution" from in the shows name is about an AI that got loose. The audience is being led to believe that the folks that shut the power off might have been the bad guys, but in fact they were saving humanity for something they created (possibly by accident). This Colossus/Skynet like AI probably escaped its creators. Its possible that the father in the pilot was NOT one of the good guys but part of a cabal that was in league with the AI. The proverbial "Revolution" is that the AI survived the shutdown and humanity will eventually have to fight for its survival when it reemerges. It might also explain why Monroe want to find these folks. He might not be looking for the key to turning it all back on, but may be afraid that these scientist might do just that and doom the world.

What we may find out is that dear old dad lied about what happened to their mother. Either she left because she knew what the cabal was planing or she was taken and possibly held hostage by the same group hoping that he would help them restore the power. He might have said no and just assumed that they killed his wife.

It's a good bet that what he was keeping on his computer was literally the AI's off switch. So while all of the medallions have the power to nullify the EMP keeping the power off...his is the only one that can actually destroy the AI. That would explain why he was so intent on saving it for his daughter. It's possible that the Google guy has an idea what it might do, but has no clue how special it really is.

It might also explain why the tech level is so low. Monroe might actually be trying to suppress technology. They do not want a manufacturing base to reemerge that could be turned against humanity. It could also explain the gun ban. Monroe wants to horde fire arms and does not want to waste them on people sine he knows that they would need to be saved for a war against machines.
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Old September 12 2012, 10:34 AM   #96
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The overgrown vegetation did not really bother me. If Life After People has tought me anything its that plants would take over farly quickly without people to maintain the structures. (of course the shot of Wrigley Field seemed odd since it was TOO overgrown especially given that its located in a densely packed part of the city).
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This is CHICAGO...the streets and concrete are made to be broken up easily, so they can spend millions each year repairing them by companies connected to politicians. Definitely weeds grown up out of parking lots fairly quickly around here. I have even seen a TREE grow OUT of an abandoned building, on the 2nd floor. That took about 3-4 years before I noticed it. What we saw after 15 years seems reasonable.

I think they were also going for the "I am Legend" look, which most people who aren't thinking too hard on it will accept.

Me & my wife saw it, and think it's worth following for at least the 1st half of the season.

I really like Giancarlo Esposito's character...very nuanced villan. And i didn't recognize him, as he looks very different from the last series he was in.
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Old September 12 2012, 05:22 PM   #97
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The Hollywood Reporter has a positive review of Revolution
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Old September 13 2012, 04:31 AM   #98
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Geez. How many times Hunger Games can a review mention Hunger Games without mentioning how bloody blatant the Hunger Games show is shamelessly capitalizing on the success of Hunger Games.

A: Four.
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Old September 14 2012, 12:55 AM   #99
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Would Hunger Games be mentioned so much if the main female didn't use a bow type weapon?
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Old September 14 2012, 01:41 AM   #100
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Would Hunger Games be mentioned so much if the teen, leather-jacket wearing, hunting-to-feed-her family while trying to survive in a dystopian society main female didn't use a bow type weapon?
Probably not nearly as much. Then again, there's the almost carbon-copy score Revolution uses.
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Old September 18 2012, 02:17 AM   #101
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Am I the only one who won't watch another serialized show until I'm sure it won't be cancelled as soon as I get into it?
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Old September 18 2012, 02:46 AM   #102
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Am I the only one who won't watch another serialized show until I'm sure it won't be cancelled as soon as I get into it?
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I'm going to wait and see if this series actually manages to string together a few successful seasons - and doesn't just string along its audience.
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Old September 18 2012, 03:11 AM   #103
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Finally watching this on NBC now. Hey its Gus from Breaking Bad! lol
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Old September 18 2012, 04:16 AM   #104
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It wasn't horrible, but I'm not going to remember much of it in the morning. Definitely some Hunger Games and Lost "homages" though.
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Old September 18 2012, 04:20 AM   #105
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No electricity. Guy wears AC/DC t-shirt. Subtle.
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