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?

1 comment:

connan said...

I would've totally agreed with you about dragging out the rescue if the last episode did not show Margie telling her story about the blackout and the ravage dog attack. I guess I'm trying hard to like the show because it has an awesome plot. The 1st episode and the 5th episode were the best ones so far. I've tried to keep up on the new show “Nashville”, but I’m bad about remembering to schedule my DVR timers. My DISH coworker recommended that I get the Hopper because it has a Primetime Anytime feature that automatically records all of my prime time shows that come on CBS, NBC, FOX and ABC everyday in HD.