Revolution TV Series Premiers on NBC Network: September 17 marked the preview of ‘Revolution’, another interesting science fiction drama coming from the producers of ‘Lost’. The pilot of the much awaited TV show was received with mixed reviews – it is therefore settled that Revolution was not a huge hit. Time will tell whether the show will continue to air on NBC Network or whether it will be shelved like many others.
Science fiction drama and mystery does not mean a definite success formula. There have been many similar television ventures (mostly based on the mystery plot) that were not successful; these include The River, Alcatraz, Missing, Flash Forward and The Event.
Revolution is created by Eric Kripke and the pilot episode was directed by Jon Favreau, a film director. What added to the lack of luster in the pilot episode was the fact that it was available for viewing on NBC.com and Hulu, before the television premiere.
The drama is set in a post apocalyptic future (a theme very common these days), fifteen years from today, where all technological power has been disabled. In Revolution, there is a crisis of technology as devices like computers, engines, batteries, televisions and phones do not function. Public order has diminished and many countries are ruled by war lords and military lords.
There is family called the Mathesons, who think they know the solution to this problem. They own an item that will help them recover what events took place fifteen years ago, and possibly undo them. However it is not a surprise that there are some people in that post-apocalyptic world who don’t want the solution to exist. There is an enemy group that wants all the power to itself.
Revolution stars Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Anna Lise Phillips, Graham Rogers, JD Pardo, Zak Orth, Maria Howell and Danielle Alonso among others. The pilot episode has received average reviews from the critics; perhaps a couple more episodes will tell whether the show is after all a cliché or not.