Hey, remember when NBC’s “Revolution” was good? That would be the first season. For a time there, it was one of the best shows on TV, and although you had to swallow a lot of whoppers in terms of storyline (the fact that some of the major characters age 15-20 years and still look the same, for example, or how one guy could still be fat in a world without McDonald’s), the show could get away with it cause it was fun and entertaining.
Then Season 2 came around and things really, really took a nosedive. I mean, awful. Nothing started making sense, and the writers couldn’t seem to decide who were the good guys and who were the bad guys, and as a result this changed from episode to episode. Plot logic (yes, even on a show about nanites) took a backseat to convenience. Characters could teleport from one part of the country to another in the blink of an eye … in a world without power, mind you.
So yeah, “Revolution” was good, then it got not-so-good super fast. The ratings, not surprisingly, sunk like a rock, which is bad news given the show’s hefty per-episode budget. With “Revolution” now wrapping up its second season, NBC has announced that it won’t be coming back for a third.
Although it was created and ran by Eric Kripke of “Supernatural” fame, most people probably thought it was from producer J.J. Abrams, whose name was used to sell the show. It’s final episode, “Declaration of Independence,” airs next week. For the sake of the poor souls still watching “Revolution,” I hope it doesn’t have a huge cliffhanger that, now we know, will never be resolved.