Eric Kripke lists everything he hated about Revolution's first season

If you had issues with Revolution's inconsistent, fresh-faced vision of a future in which the power has gone out, you're not alone. Series creator Eric Kripke sat down with members of the press during Comic-Con and ticked off the problems with Season One and why he believes Season Two will be better. » 7/24/13 11:30am 7/24/13 11:30am

The Only Character in Revolution Who's Still Worth Rooting For

I can't bring myself to complain about Revolution any more — about the fact that this show isn't living up to its fun, swashbuckling pilot and also doesn't seem to be about anything, other than "war is awful and soldiers are bad people." So here's a tribute to the show's best character instead. » 5/21/13 4:29pm 5/21/13 4:29pm

What Revolution Needs to Do, to Get Us to Invest in These Characters

Revolution has all the ingredients of a great TV show. There's a cool premise, nifty production values, a fascinating backstory and some meaty questions about the nature of society. And the characters seem like they ought to be fascinating, on paper. But this show just hasn't made us care about any of these people.… » 5/14/13 4:00pm 5/14/13 4:00pm

Revolution teaches what to do when someone holds your ex at gunpoint

Revolution is quickly becoming a show about regret — perhaps as a consequence of focusing on the older generation, after Charlie and Danny failed to hold anyone's interest. And nothing says "regret" like a reunion with your ex. Nothing, perhaps, except for hilarious teenage flashbacks! Spoilers ahead... » 4/30/13 5:14pm 4/30/13 5:14pm

We get it, Revolution: Old people are terrible

There are a lot of themes in last night's episode of the post-electricity TV show Revolution. Grieving parents, including Evil DOD Guy and Rachel. And the general theme of regret, and whether the post-blackout world could turn into a better place. But the real, overarching theme of the episode — and the series — seems… » 4/02/13 10:40am 4/02/13 10:40am

Revolution is a lot more interesting now that it's a show about an arms…

Revolution started out as a show about America becoming a third-world country. And last night's episode showed what happens when someone gets first-world weapons. The result is sort of like the Star Trek episode where Kirk and the Klingons start giving people flintlocks. Spoilers ahead... » 3/26/13 12:52pm 3/26/13 12:52pm

Watch the first minute of the re-energized Revolution

Last November Revolution ended with a massive cliffhanger (spoilers) showing Miles staring down the barrel of s helicopter's gun. Now that Monroe has the power (and the amplifier) he's potentially unstoppable. This first look picks up right where the finale left off. BEHOLD THE POWER OF ELECTRICITY! Revolution » 3/06/13 3:49pm 3/06/13 3:49pm

Revolution teaches the most important lesson of all: Shoot first, ask…

Seriously. Has there ever been a gang that was slower on the trigger than the people on Revolution? There were so many moments during last night's midseason finale when I just wanted somebody to stop waving a gun around and actually pull the trigger. I know there's a bullet shortage due to the Blackout — but bullets… » 11/27/12 3:52pm 11/27/12 3:52pm

Revolution proves there are worse things than "monster of the week"…

People complain about "freak of the week" storytelling — the endless churn of stories where somebody eats bubble gum laced with Kryptonite or a tree puts up sexy personal ads on the internet so it can lure people to their deaths. (Note: Those are actual storylines from actual episodes of actual shows.) » 11/20/12 6:27pm 11/20/12 6:27pm

Heads up: Revolution is becoming a seriously entertaining show

We've had our ups and downs with Revolution thus far. We liked a lot of stuff in the pilot, and the idea of a post-apocalyptic show that's swashbuckling rather than mopey is pretty genius. The episode with Mark Pellegrino as a soldier who uses his men as cannon fodder was superb. But there has also been some… » 11/13/12 3:25pm 11/13/12 3:25pm

On Revolution, the answer to every problem is to let the kids die.…

Last night's episode of Revolution was pretty action packed, and as far as I could tell, there were two major themes: 1) Kids are a liability. They will screw you up every damn time, and if left to their own devices will do a half-assed reenactment of the Star Trek episode "Miri." 2) Power corrupts, including the… » 11/06/12 5:37pm 11/06/12 5:37pm

Revolution: After the power goes out, our main energy source will be…

One reason to be excited for Revolution was the fact that it's a post-apocalyptic show with a fairly upbeat tone. The future is a mess, people are enslaved, the penalty for having an American flag is death, and so on. But we're going on adventures and wisecracking and having sword-fights all over the place, like Star… » 9/25/12 11:40am 9/25/12 11:40am

Why We're Still Optimistic About Eric Kripke's Revolution

When we saw the pilot for NBC's new show Revolution at Comic-Con, we thought it seemed pretty fun. But since then, most people we know seem to have decided to hate this show, either on the basis of the silly premise (almost all technology on Earth stops working) or other stuff (like the wide-eyed pout-acting of star… » 9/18/12 7:00am 9/18/12 7:00am

When the Apocalypse Throws You Back in Time

When we try to imagine the world after an apocalypse, we often end up thinking of a particular era from history. It's not surprising — because the end of the world as we know it often means we'll lose a lot of the fruits of progress. People often talk about bombing someone "back to the Stone Age," for example. » 5/24/12 3:00pm 5/24/12 3:00pm