What do you think so far?
I’m still undecided. I think it has potential, but so far it hasn’t really hooked me.
Last summer, my husband and I were given the entire series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and we watched the entire thing (and then moved on to Angel!). I remember discussing with him then that one of the great things about Joss Whedon’s tv shows is he creates a world with a history of stuff that’s already happened. So many TV shows seem to only concern themselves with what is going on in the present with characters. The past may as well have not existed at all. Stories start in the now and progress from there. Yeah, there may be some back story for characters, but not like there is in a Joss Whedon show.
I never watched Lost, but I know from the way people talk about it that it was similar. And Revolution has that going for it too–there’s a whole of lot of important stuff that happened before in the storyline that we don’t know about. The hook is trying to figure out what it was–or just enjoying it being revealed to us little by little.
That’s what has me still watching for now. I realize that a show like this takes some time to build into something. That’s the great thing about TV as a medium–long-term storytelling.
The problem I have with the show is I don’t think the characters are all that interesting (yet). It’s completely unrealistic–not just the whole physics thing (my husband pointed out last night that combustion still works, cuz guns do, and diesel engines run without electricity…), but also–the fight scenes! Yeah I know, when are fight scenes ever realistic? But come on.
And a lot of it is pretty predictable. Of course the uncle is going to help her, of course the niece is going to run off and join him when he tries to ditch her, etc.
But I’m hoping it develops into something good. REALLY hoping it doesn’t become some stupid soap opera love triangle, like that zombie show did.