The much buzzed about show, Revolution
, is finally premiering tonight at 10 pm ET/ 9 pm CT on NBC. The pilot has been available to screen online
for a few weeks now. If you have seen it already, it's a show that should be watched on your television to get the epic scope of the scenery.
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If you haven't watched it yet, you should! Out of all the new shows premiering this fall, Revolution
is one of my favorites. Not sold on the show? Here are a few reasons, you should watch!
Revolution has an intriguing premise: What would happen to our society if electricity ceased to exist?
Humans survived for thousands of years without electricity, which means that they should be able to adapt to a life without it, right? The pilot begins with the blackout, but picks up 15 years in the future following the Matheson family. The time jump after the blackout allows us to see what the electricity-free world looks like, while also providing flashbacks to see how they got there.
A few casting highlights
Billy Burke may be best known for playing Bella's loving dad in Twilight, but he is far from the dutiful father figure. At least to start. He reluctantly decides to help his niece Charlie find her brother and take on the militia.
I've never watched Breaking Bad, but I've heard that Giancarlo Esposito was a highlight on the show. I did enjoy him on Once Upon a Time and he is quite formidable in the pilot as the militia's Captain Tom Neville.
The Matheson parents are portrayed by two of my favorite actors, Tim Guinee (Ben) and Elizabeth Mitchell (Rachel).
The mystery: Why did the power go off?
Revolution is about more than a society without power. Creator Eric Kripke added a component of mystery. The power didn't just go out due to environmental reasons or an attack by aliens, instead it went out on purpose. Some unknown entity purposefully turned off the electricity. I know I'm intrigued to find out who did it, why they did it, and to find out if the power will ever be turned back on.
As destructive as the power shutdown was to society, the return of electricity could be even worse. What if a small group ended up controlling all the power to lord over everyone else?
Revolution premieres tonight on NBC at 10 pm ET.
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