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Old April 3 2013, 06:29 AM   #46
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Re: Revolution - season 1 part 2 -

I care so little about how the blackout happened, what caused it, what spacebat magic they're going to use to bring back the power or even bringing back the power at all, that I find myself more and more disinterested in the flashbacks and now where it looks like they're taking the present plot as well.
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Old April 3 2013, 02:22 PM   #47
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Best one-liner this week, "Lighten up".
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Old April 3 2013, 09:32 PM   #48
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Re: Revolution - season 1 part 2 -

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If getting electricity back even is a good thing, I'm not really sure about that.
Why wouldn't it be?
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Old April 4 2013, 05:45 AM   #49
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According to the teasers, this week's episode will reveal how the blackout happened.

Given NBC's track record, and given the track record of shows like this one (LOST, primarily), I'll believe it when I see it. Frankly, I'm prepared to be disappointed in the answer they give us.
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Old April 4 2013, 07:04 AM   #50
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How it happened, or how it works? 2 different questions.
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Old April 4 2013, 06:32 PM   #51
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How it happened, or how it works? 2 different questions.
Indubitably.

Just like in Lost: Viewers clamored for answers to what the smoke monster was for virtually the entire run of the series (The "monster" was introduced in the pilot). We were treated with an answer in the 2nd to last episode of the series, and it ended up being some dude floated down a river and into a glowing cave, only to emerge as a smoke monster. LOLWHUT?

Completely bypassing how it works that a man can turn into a smoke monster, and just asking us to take for granted that he did indeed turn into a smoke monster.
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Old April 5 2013, 12:31 PM   #52
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If getting electricity back even is a good thing, I'm not really sure about that.
Why wouldn't it be?
Because if one faction knew about it, they could use it to conquer the rest before anyone could react. It might not be at all pretty.
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Old April 5 2013, 05:38 PM   #53
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Ah, but what if it came back for everyone? If you think about it that would actually be worse. Suddenly everyone's got tanks and bombs. The fighting and destruction would be much more intense than if just one faction had power.
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Old April 5 2013, 11:51 PM   #54
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Re: Revolution - season 1 part 2 -

I wasn't talking about the fighting, as such (although if everyone has power, then everyone can fight back against any tyrannies that might arise, such as Monroe; and eventually a stable government can form).

I simply meant, why isn't it an objectively good thing to have electricity? I wouldn't want the "Revolution" to be a "revolution against electricity". People should not be forced to live in darkness. This isn't the Emberverse, after all.

(Remember, turning off the power is what enabled Monroe to take over in the first place...)
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Old April 6 2013, 04:35 AM   #55
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Oh, I agree. Just pointing out that over 15 years things have stabilized to a point. Throwing power back into the mix is going to cause a lot of upheaval and with it alot of death.
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Old April 6 2013, 04:48 AM   #56
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Re: Revolution - season 1 part 2 -

^ I would think that the death that might be caused by turning the power back on would pale in comparison to the death that WAS caused when the power went off.
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Old April 6 2013, 05:45 AM   #57
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^And I would think things would probably stabilize a lot quicker too.
I hope the show continues for at least a few episodes after the power does come back on. It will be interesting to see how the characters react to having electricity everywhere permanently again, especially the younger characters like Jason and Charlie who probably don't remember it very well.
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Old April 6 2013, 07:00 AM   #58
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^ I would think that the death that might be caused by turning the power back on would pale in comparison to the death that WAS caused when the power went off.

Well... yeah.
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Old April 9 2013, 04:56 AM   #59
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The Monroe Republic is reminding me more and more of North Korea with Philadelphia as Pyongyang and Monroe as the republic’s “Dear Leader”. About the only thing missing is a Dennis Rodman cameo.
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Old April 9 2013, 05:36 AM   #60
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Ok, <looks at betting spread> who had the $100 on nanites?
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