Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dystopia on TV

revolution-nbc-poster-season-1-32If you happen to watch NBC during prime time over the last few weeks, you undoubtedly noticed the previews for a new show show Revolution. I am super excited about this for several reasons. First it’s dystopian/post apocalyptic (one of my favorite genres of literature) and it’s from J.J. Abram’s production company!

In case you are not a rabid fan like myself, J.J. Abrams co-created Lost, one of the best shows ever and one that I was totally addicted to a few years ago when it was on. See the promo poster on the left? Yep, that’s Billy Burke (from the Twilight movies) on the left, Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost alum), Giancarlo Esposito (fresh from one of my husband’s favorite shows, Breaking Bad) and Tracy Spiridakos (Being Human).

Here is how NBC describes Revolution:

What would you do without it all? In this epic adventure from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and "Supernatural's" Eric Kripke, a family struggles to reunite in an American landscape where every single piece of technology - computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights - has mysteriously blacked out forever. A drama with sweeping scope and intimate focus, "Revolution" is also about family - both the family you're born into and the family you choose. This is a swashbuckling journey of hope and rebirth seen through the eyes of one strong-willed young woman, Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos, "Being Human"), and her brother Danny (Graham Rogers, "Memphis Beat"). When Danny is kidnapped by militia leaders for a darker purpose, Charlie must reconnect with her estranged uncle Miles (Billy Burke, "The Twilight Saga"), a former U.S. Marine living a reclusive life. Together, with a rogue band of survivors, they set out to rescue Danny, overthrow the militia and ultimately re-establish the United States of America. All the while, they explore the enduring mystery of why the power failed, and if - or how - it will ever return.

While I don’t have time to watch a lot of TV, I will be watching this. It totally sounds like the plot to a book that I would read!  Revolution premiers on Monday, Sept. 17 on NBC. Will you be watching Revolution? What other shows are you looking forward to this fall? Let me know in the comments!


Beth Wade said...

I hadn't heard about this one, but it looks fun. Thanks!

M.A.D. said...

Another rabid fan of J.J. Abrams chiming in ;D
Why did you have to mention LOST?! lol
I'm STILL praying (somehow, someday) he'll bring it back. No tv series has ever reached the epic heights that Lost achieved <333
Anyhoo, Revolution looks & sounds great, I'm drooling to watch it, too :)

Valia Lind said...

I LOVED the first episode of this!!! It better work and stay on!!!

Brad Lekin said...

i love all episode of this. Thanks
iPod touches

CaroleM said...

I plan on watching it, but I really hope it doesn't fall into the JJ Abrams trap of too much conspiracy theory, and I hope it isn't too character driven, because while you need good characters, some of his shows become quite boring like that. So we'll see!

KM said...

Oh man, it's Juliet!!! I had no idea she was gonna be on this show! I was already excited, but now I'm pumped. Loved her in "Lost," which was basically my favorite show ever. Plus it's JJ. He's the best. Do you watch "Fringe"? Amazing!!!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

What did you think of it?

Truly Bookish said...

KM, I have not been watching Fringe but hear great things about it. I'll probably end us watching in season on DVD,

Alexis, I like it a lot. It's not as good as Lost but it has enough mystery and twists in it to keep me coming back every week. Plus there are so many actors from Lost in the show and I love seeing them in Revolution.


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