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Old January 9 2013, 06:10 PM   #16
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Re: Revolution - season 1 part 2 -

I don't see why everyone keeps complaining about Aaron being fat. I mean, no one complains about Sam in Game of Thrones being fat, or how there was a fat guy in Mad Max.
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Old January 9 2013, 07:33 PM   #17
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I'm not as concerned so much about his weight, more his attitude. In that type of environment after, what, 15 years of living in a post-apocalyptic society, that he would be, I dunno...less of a dandy tenderfoot. Again, if the lights went out just yesterday, yeah, I could understand it. But he and his cohorts have been living in an extremely difficult environment, under threat of attack from rival groups and the militia for a really long time. If he acts like he does at this point in the game, I seriously doubt he would have realistically lasted more than a year.
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Old January 10 2013, 04:45 AM   #18
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I don't see why everyone keeps complaining about Aaron being fat. I mean, no one complains about Sam in Game of Thrones being fat, or how there was a fat guy in Mad Max.
I'm not criticizing his being obese--it could just be his body type, but he should be in better physical shape because he would have had to do physical work all these years (of some sort) to contribute to the community. Two months of that type of daily activity would increase his strength and stamina dramatically.
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Old January 17 2013, 12:53 AM   #19
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Have to say NBC seems to be doing more than normal to keep Revolution promoted and in the public eye in advance of it's return in March.

The show was a nominee for Best New Dramatic Series at the People's Choice Awards, but lost. Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito and JD Pardo were on hand.

I ddin't know JD Pardo (Nate/Jason) is in his 30s(!)...
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Old January 17 2013, 12:58 AM   #20
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I loved the first half of the season and can't wait to see where things go from here. I was pretty surprised that they ended the first half where they did, and I'm very curious to see where we will be by the end of the season.
I think the main problem was, they caught up to production. When NBC gave the green light for the full season, they didn't have any more episodes on the shelf to air.

Thankfully, to echo the sentiments of others, it seems Charlie is in the process of growing up significantly. She's killed people, almost died herself, and has lost people close to her along the way. In a way, she's following in Miles' footsteps rather quickly...
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Old January 17 2013, 10:52 PM   #21
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I'm not as concerned so much about his weight, more his attitude. In that type of environment after, what, 15 years of living in a post-apocalyptic society, that he would be, I dunno...less of a dandy tenderfoot. Again, if the lights went out just yesterday, yeah, I could understand it. But he and his cohorts have been living in an extremely difficult environment, under threat of attack from rival groups and the militia for a really long time. If he acts like he does at this point in the game, I seriously doubt he would have realistically lasted more than a year.
That was the point of him leaving his wife (a future storyline, to be sure).

Here's the thing.. he's "Google guy", meaning his WHOLE IDENTITY is wrapped up in computers. Without them -- he has no idea what he should/could be doing. Career interest tests (which looking back, were pretty accurate even 20 years ago) would be unavailable (as they're all online nowadays), so he'd have to do trial and error to figure out where he fits. His last gig seemed to be teacher, and one that i think might have come about after trying just about everything else.

It's this new adventure where Aaron is actually finding himself, and who he is.

While there was danger the previous 14 years...i think they had been relatively safe/unchallenged. I doubt he had even been trained to fight...but now he is learning how to kill (for the right reasons), among other strengths he previously didn't need.

He might seem annoying...but i feel like i can relate to his journey (which is clearly not done).
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Old January 18 2013, 05:56 AM   #22
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Within a few episodes, he managed to go from being comic relief to faking his death and taking out a psycho Warlord (Drexler). I'd say he's doing pretty well.
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Old January 18 2013, 05:48 PM   #23
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All fair points - well taken.

Like I said, the rest of the show seems quite good to me, and if they start focusing on him more and continuing his development in meaningful ways within a reasonable context within the story, I guess I could warm up to him a bit.
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Old January 18 2013, 09:10 PM   #24
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Within a few episodes, he managed to go from being comic relief to faking his death and taking out a psycho Warlord (Drexler). I'd say he's doing pretty well.
Yeah, that was pretty awesome.
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Old January 19 2013, 07:31 AM   #25
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Leslie Hope, who played Teri Bauer in 24, has been cast as President Foster, the leader of the Georgia Federation. According to Blastr she'll be in a multiple episode arc.
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Old March 1 2013, 02:39 AM   #26
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Since the went on break NBC has done two webseries,:
Wheatley's Letters, an animated series which I have not watched yet.
May 7th
August 10th
October 15th
March 3rd
May 23rd
September 15th

Enemies of the State, a live action series focused on Neville and Monroe immediately following Miles assassination attempt. This one just started today.
Part 1
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Old March 5 2013, 04:13 AM   #27
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Enemies of the State Part 2
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Old March 23 2013, 05:34 PM   #28
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They've posted the first 8 minutes of the mid season premier on NBC's official site. It looks to me like we are getting off to a very good start.
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Old March 26 2013, 08:55 PM   #29
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I thought the part 2 premiere was pretty good, but a few things I could see coming from a mile away. However, the twist at the end I did not!
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Old March 26 2013, 09:03 PM   #30
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Lots of stuff happening in the first episode of the second half of the season:




Jason refuses to butcher the Rebels and their families, gets in to a fight with Dad and gets his ass beaten. Neville tells Monroe his son is dead. I think that will come to bite Neville in the ass later with Monroe. Even though Charlie turned him away I'm sure that sooner or later he'll join up with the rebellion.

Randall teams up with Monroe. What exactly is the Tower and it's purpose? Now that the amplifier is destroyed Monroe will need to get power up and running again. There was just the one that Rachel built, right?

Of course the big thing was Danny dying heroically. What was that thing that his mother removed from his body? I'm guessing it had something to do with his childhood operation. Or aliens did it.

I was pretty shocked that Danny was killed off especially since the first half of the season was all about rescuing him. On the one hand it makes the first 10 episodes feel wasted but on the other hand it provides a huge reason for Charlie, Miles, Rachel and Aaron to take the fight to Monroe. It gives them a more personal stake in it other than just wanting to stop Monroe. Now they'll never give up no matter how bad things get.

One other thing. It's pretty obvious that Miles and Rachel have a romantic past with each other. A lot of people are theorizing that Miles is actually Charlie's father. I wouldn't be surprised if they went that route. Revolution does like it's cliches.

P.S.

Maybe I shouldn't be so surprised that Danny was killed off since that seems to be Kripke's MO. For the entire first season of Supernatural Sam and Dean were looking for their missing Dad and they reunited with him near the end. however just a few episodes into season 2 their father was killed off. So basically Revolution did the same thing just on a quicker scale.

P.S.S.

The little girl who played young Charlie looked a lot like a younger Tracy Spiradakos. Good find there.
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