Thursday, October 11, 2012
Episode 1480: People, NBC's Revolution Isn't That Good, Okay?
Dear Nielsen households of America, do you honestly like Revolution that much? It really isn't that good. Having seen four episodes, I'm obviously going to stick with it for the full season, but I'm unimpressed by the way the show has managed to drag out a 'rescue' over four episodes, to the detriment of significant plot developments in other more interesting areas. Like why the power suddenly went out. Hello, that is the basic premise of the whole show, right? So yeah, it's baffling to me that the ratings for Revolution are still holding up. On the pilot side of things, today I've seen NBC's Chicago Fire, I'm watching ABC's Nashville right now, and I'll get to The CW's Arrow later. Of the three, the one I'm really rooting for is Arrow because I've loved Katie Cassidy since she was on the failed Melrose Place reboot in 2009. The CW clearly likes her too, since they gave her an (admittedly somewhat disappointing) arc on Gossip Girl, and now she's the female lead in Arrow. (Then again, The CW has this tendency to recycle actors anyway. Like Kristin Kreuk in Beauty And The Beast, which I bet is going to flop, despite being given The Vampire Diaries as a lead-in. Hope it tanks faster than The Secret Circle, which was actually getting good towards the end.) I thought Chicago Fire was okay, and I'm curious to see what sort of ratings it gets for NBC, although I think they should really have let Jesse Spencer keep his native accent, like on House. As for Nashville, it's been described as Smash-meets-country, but it's actually moving along quite snappily in comparison to that show's pilot. Not a country music fan, so I went into this not expecting to like it, but hey, I'm being pleasantly surprised, Hayden Panettiere's presence notwithstanding. Not impressed by the presence of a politics subplot though. Like that worked out so well on Smash, right?