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Old May 3 2013, 07:34 AM   #196
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Re: Revolution - season 1 part 2 -

Really? Name 40?
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Old May 3 2013, 02:16 PM   #197
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40 is actually a low bar to set, but I know you were being facetious.
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Old May 3 2013, 02:39 PM   #198
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Really? Name 40?
Here y'go
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Old May 4 2013, 02:45 AM   #199
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Hell, according to that list there are 12 in charge right now.
I realized I forgot to mention the big twist at the end, I did not see that one coming at all. I'm surprised it hasn't been a bigger deal around here. I know I wasn't expecting it.
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Old May 4 2013, 03:19 AM   #200
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I wanted to like Revolution, love the premise(even if I liked it more in Dies the Fire, and without working firearms), but whatever good will I had towards this show is gone.

Magical nanites? Silly, but I'll give it a pass because it sets up the premise.

Setting the show fifteen years after the event? Horrible waste of the premise.

Picking two boring kids as the leads? Boring(but half way fixed recently).

Ignoring time and distance? Increasingly hard to overlook as our heroes travel vast distances on foot(Philly to Atlanta) seemingly between commercial breaks.

And now characters are behaving stupidly for no other reason than that the writers on this show are utterly dopey and clueless.

Just from the latest episode, things that jumped out at me;

-Georgia president sends Neville(WHO SHE HAS NO REASON TO TRUST AT ALL) to be her watchdog over Miles.

-Miles somehow arriving alone at his hometown, just so reinforcements can arrive at the dramatically appropiate time later on.

-Google guy's ex-wife being in some sort of B-plot, that neither impacts his character or the story in any way. Seriously, it could have been edited out entirely, utter filler. And filler that doesn't even make sense. She kills a militia sergeant and then for some reason her family goes to Texas without her? Are the writers even awake when they write this stuff?

-Monroe being utterly stupid, and mustache twirling evil just because he needs to be the villain(not a new concern, he's always been this way). But particularly worse in the latest episode.
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Old May 4 2013, 04:15 AM   #201
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-Georgia president sends Neville(WHO SHE HAS NO REASON TO TRUST AT ALL) to be her watchdog over Miles.
Pretty sure she trusts him because he gave her a bunch of secrets.

But of course, we the viewer know he's an asshole.
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Old May 4 2013, 04:42 AM   #202
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Here y'go
Elected people are given power politely, and Princesses are born to be Queens... A serious question is how many females have taken power through force in history?

Boadicea?

They called her a queen, but really she was just a savage in charge of couple dozen thatched hut villages who didn't understand what Rome was.

Of course that's back when women had to beat a man in a knife fight. Which isn't difficult for someone with the correct training... But guns levelled the playing field. A woman with a gun is just as dangerous as man with a gun.

Joan of Arc was "just" a General, but the King was a boy who didn't do shit.

Leslie Hope could have been easily elected into power, or she could have financially bought the presidency, or the presidency could fall to the most influential business person, or she could have killed thousands of men and women with a machine gun earning her throne on top of a million polished skulls just like Munroe with sweat and blood.

I'm sorry?

What's the argument?
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Old May 4 2013, 04:51 AM   #203
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Pretty sure she trusts him because he gave her a bunch of secrets.

But of course, we the viewer know he's an asshole.
I know they tried to cover this with a line of two of quick dialogue at the end of the episode. But it still makes no sense. Neville spilling Monroe's secrets means he is no longer loyal to Monroe. It does not automatically make him loyal to Georgia. And the leader of any country should be smart enough to recognize that.

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Old May 5 2013, 03:19 AM   #204
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I might have misinterpreted thing, but I got the impression that he was her spy. Although now that I think about it more, it might be that he changed sides after he went on the run.
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Old May 5 2013, 06:38 AM   #205
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I think the other thing is...she knows the two have been enemies after being friends....so they are the best combination to keep each other in check. We see what happened when she tried to assign a regular babysitter to Miles.
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Old May 5 2013, 09:06 PM   #206
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I might have misinterpreted thing, but I got the impression that he was her spy. Although now that I think about it more, it might be that he changed sides after he went on the run.
I got that feeling too. She did call him by his first name, right? Would she do that if they just met eachother?
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Old May 5 2013, 10:47 PM   #207
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Calling someone by their first name can also be interpreted as a show of power over that person.
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Old May 6 2013, 02:13 AM   #208
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I think the other thing is...she knows the two have been enemies after being friends....so they are the best combination to keep each other in check. We see what happened when she tried to assign a regular babysitter to Miles.
Miles and Neville were never friends.
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Old May 6 2013, 05:46 AM   #209
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I might have misinterpreted thing, but I got the impression that he was her spy. Although now that I think about it more, it might be that he changed sides after he went on the run.
I got that feeling too. She did call him by his first name, right? Would she do that if they just met eachother?
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Calling someone by their first name can also be interpreted as a show of power over that person.
I also remember thinking that it sounded like it was something that had been going on for a while, not something that had just happened.
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Old May 6 2013, 01:51 PM   #210
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And yet, there have been many female world leaders throughout history.

Anyone else half expect Rick Springfield's "Jesse's Girl" to start playing during the Miles/Munroe flashbacks during this episode?
Quite frankly and living here in Georgia - I find it more amazing that Jimmy Carter was once Governor of this state as opposed to a hardass conservative woman.
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