Those who are curious about the new Eric Kripke/J.J. Abrams collaboration Revolution will not have to wait until its September 17th premier. The complete pilot is now available on Hulu and NBC's official site. The show’s central (and some say belief-stretching) conceit is that suddenly, anything that worked using electrical current stopped working. The show’s creators say that they consulted with physicists, and the phenomenon is scientifically plausible. Despite many outlets’ misgivings, I am watching the heck out of the pilot this evening. The reasons why:
Dystopian future – in fact, those two words alone are enough to get me watching. I’m a sucker for post-apocalyptic scenarios, and I watch every show in that genre that I find.
Giancarlo Esposito – Several reviews mention his character as a monologue-prone arch-villain, and I see nothing at all wrong with that. Even though some of his most compelling scenes in Breaking Bad were the ones he carried in silence, I’m looking forward to seeing him wax diabolical.
Eric Kripke – his long-running hit Supernatural brings a wit and humor to subject matter that could otherwise get too heavy and melodramatic. I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do with a world where electrical items do not work at all, ever.
JJ Abrams - he has a talent for creating vast complex universes. I’m perfectly happy to hang in there for several episodes while a mystery is played out.
Standalone episodes – while the show will be heavily serialized, the creators promise that there will be many shorter arcs and standalones to keep viewers’ attention while details of the longer story are filled in.
Categories: On TV
Posted by Lara
9/4/2012 2:02 PM