August 8, 2012

JJ's Revolution

If you are a Breaking Bad fan like me, you probably miss Gustavo Fring this year. Even though he was the "bad guy" he was one of my favorite characters on the show. I got excited when I heard he was starring in a new NBC show this fall. I was even more excited when I discovered it was a JJ Abrams show. I'm not sure why that still carries any weight with me, but for some reason it did. Then I saw the extended preview for the show. My excitement wavered. Then I read a few things on the Internet about the show. My excitement disappeared.

The premise of the show is that an event... an electromagnetic pulse maybe... renders anything that uses energy to completely stop functioning. I initially thought just electricity was gone, but it is more than that. Cars are stopped. Airplanes fall from the sky. It seems like physics has been altered. Anything mechanical has been rendered useless. I'm really not sure how all that gets explained, but I am interested to hear it. The show takes place 15 years after this event happens and the earth has relapsed into the 1700's. It is the wild west. Chicago is a mess. Plants have grown up all around Wrigley Field. Apparently when electricity is gone people don't play baseball anymore.  Seems to me if we couldn't sit in front of our TV's and Internet computers that the baseball scene would be booming, but who knows.

There is a lot of star power behind this show. We have Giancarlo Esposito and JJ Abrams... AND John Favreau is directing it. Why does the preview make it look so crappy? I have to watch it just to see if it is as bad as I think it is going to be. I will be sitting on my couch with my disbelief suspended hoping for the best but expecting the worst.
NBC: Revolution

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