Monthly Archives: March 2013

Revolution, and the problem of “V”

Let’s get this out of the way – I was a huge, massive fan of V. I thought it was such a brilliantly bonkers weekly drama, and as long as you didn’t take it too seriously, it was enjoyable. It was disappointing then, that ABC cancelled it just as it got awesome by cutting out the main issue – the whiny, annoying sonofabitch character of Tyler, the human Romeo to Lisa’s alien Juliet.

Fast-forward eighteen months to the premiere of NBC’s Revolution, starring amongst others, Elizabeth Mitchell, the lead actress from the V-boot! And just like V, it suffered whiny, annoying, sons of bitches in its teenage characters, the main offender being Danny Matheson. Revolution, unlike V, has been a ratings juggernaut, helping NBC to a rare victory, but for the first half of its season, struggled with its teenage characters, reunited with their mother in the midseason finale.
However, it was a pleasant surprise to see that Revolution learnt from its mistakes and cut the problem of V out just eleven episodes in.

Congrats to all involved in Revolution for actually learning from Mitchell’s past and killing off one of the only negatives in its production – my next step would be simply letting Giancarlo Esposito and Colm Feore just be evil evil bastards – that’d be enough.

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