NBC's new series Revolution

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  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears
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    I watched the first episode with my teen daughter last night. To sum it up, it's the story lines of the movie The Hunger Games and the former TV series Lost munged together ...

    Revolution - Official NBC Site

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  2. lamrith

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    You know whatching the previews, hunger games is the 1st thing that popped into my head seeing the young girl with crossbow...

    I DVR'd it will whatch tonight
     
  3. DinhRose

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    3 episodes is usually how these shows goes before the ax is dropped on them.
     
  4. RMD

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    It on my DVR. I plan to watch tonight.
     
  5. Kimber Custom

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    Okay, I can suspend reality long enough to accept that electricity is no longer available but what happened to all of the guns? Last I saw guns were mechanical and chemical. Why do they revert to swords and bows?

    (BTW didn't watch the show, just going off of what I've seen in the previews)
     
  6. RVTECH

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    They were 'written' out of the script - remember this is a network show.
     
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    I need to buy a crossbow in case electricity and 110v plugs become a thing of the past. :)
     
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    My guess is because it is based 15 year past the electricity going out event and ammo/gun powder is pretty scarce. You do see a few black powder guns, flint locks and one guy had a Desert Eagle.

    All in all the show is pretty campy but much isn't on TV these days.
     
  9. accessbob

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    I'd rather watch the inside of my eyelids.
     
  10. trainsktg

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    I'd still go with the theory that guns were written out of the show. I just started watching The Walking Dead on Netflix after previously watching Jericho. Guns in both shows are nominally bolt action hunting rifles with wood stocks and shotguns. No one has an AK, an AR, or even an SKS etc. Very few handguns of any type.

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  11. Burt Gummer

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    At least Falling Skies is more gun happy. Everyone on that show is constantly carrying a rifle or has one propped up next to them; usually an AK. Even the little kids.

    You never know when a Skitter might pop up.
     
  12. jordanvraptor

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    Hunger Games influence is there but more like The Postman with the militia and branding. Swords because they are so much cooler a la Spartacus and Game of Thrones. Its Hollywood anti-gun and military ignorance but I will watch it for fun and the Life After People scenery. At least they are more honest about taxation in this show... :)

    The premise is silly and is like an old Star Trek Deep Space Nine episode which was probably copied from some other sci fi story. I'll start caching ammo and guns tomorrow just in case...
     
  13. MrNiceGuy

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    I've never seen an arrow throw a person through the air.
    This show is horrible on a new level.

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  14. xd45acp

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    Must've been a .45 caliber arrow:rolleyes:
     
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    No. A 9mm arrow can do that also. All about shot placement.
     
  16. mosinguy

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    no no a 44 mag arrow geezzzzz his feet came up way to high!!!!! now that im done laughing at that seen i must say glad i didnt watch
     
  17. Bulletsrrfriend

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    This show is a total flop. Even if you go with the pretense of no electrical power can be generated, the industrial age was powered by steam. I want the of my life back that I spent watching this stupid show.
     
  18. accessbob

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    Sorry, no refunds.
     
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    What's the over/under that this show doesn't last as long as Earth 2's run?

    At least Earth 2 had Clancy Brown.
     
  20. gaijinsamurai

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    I thought it was okay until the woman with one of the "secret pendents" logged on to her computer at the end of the episode. That kind of cheeziness is what turned me off from "Lost" at the end of the first season.
     

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