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14 May 2012 @ 10:37 pm

Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it? On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman’s life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously – and unbeknownst to her – had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future.

Honestly, while everyone else is freaking out about this, I'm just not really feeling it.

Which is odd because I love me some post-apocalyptic stories of humanity's struggle from some kind of downfall involving technology or some similar kind of catastrophe. Everything from Battlestar Galactica, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Falling Skies, Dollhouse and Dark Angel, hell even Firefly where humanity is spread out amongst different planets, just surviving with what they got. I like these kinds of stories, whether it be from an invasion of robotic or alien races or just the human race destroying itself with overusing and abusing technology landing us in a dystopian future. But while the concept of Revolution sounds interesting, from the trailer it doesn't look appealing to me at all. Perhaps it's the way it was edited, since there are scenes in there that rather silly and corny and the dialogue is not really good (it's being written by Eric Kripke, so that might be why, since I'm not a fan of his.) It just seems too unrealistic and convoluted, tbqh. I don't know. But, who knows right? It might turn out to actually be good once it gets going. But by first impressions of this trailer, I'm just not that interested.

(Plus I lol'd when they used "Touched" at the end of the trailer, I'm just like what is this? I'm having flashbacks to 1999 in promotion for Angel, lololol)
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jamesir bensonmum: { the girl who waited and waited.stillglows on May 15th, 2012 05:43 am (UTC)
Is it wrong that the only thing I got out of this was "this could make a cool Lost crossover?" Cause yeah...I'm not really feeling it either, I might check it out - but I'll probably forget about it entirely.
Renée: Six/Gaius. Your destiny awaits.rogueslayer452 on May 15th, 2012 06:01 am (UTC)
It does feel like the LOST 2.0 or something, which is probably what people were expecting because. Come on. It's J.J. Abrams. Add in some lens flares and there you go.

Otherwise, I feel this is going to hurt my brain already with their fail of physics or proper explanation. Unless there's an actual advanced alien technology somewhere, I doubt most of what they're selling in this trailer is highly plausible even fifteen years in the future after such a blackout would occur. I mean, don't wanna get overly cynical here, but come on now.
Encyclopædia Clevernamethefreshchuff on May 15th, 2012 06:16 am (UTC)
I'm not feeling it either. (In fact, I was happy to find a post on reddit where everyone was complaining about the LACK OF SCIENCE behind the premise, because it seemed like Tumblr was too busy fangirling over the creators to notice the trailer was actually ... quite lackluster.) But yeah, the sword fighting scenes, the way too gorgeous and clean actors, the fact that whole cities have been taken over by vegetation after only a few years... Plus the video has some weird SciFi Channel, made-for-TV-movie quality to it. :\
Renée: Sierra. Incognito.rogueslayer452 on May 15th, 2012 06:32 am (UTC)
Yes! Thank you!

The lack of any sort of science kills me, because even if there's no electricity that shouldn't stop science from happening, or that people would suddenly stop caring about taking care of things. It's kind of insulting watching the trailer seeing that fifteen years into the future people suddenly went back to the Dark Ages which, no, that wouldn't happen. Nor would the clean-cut way everyone looks. It is just too unrealistic for me, because it doesn't even look like they're surviving. Just pretty people with swords that suddenly know how to fight and all of that. Just, what? ISSUES EVERYWHERE I CAN'T EVEN.

It's like Kripke went "oh hey let's have ~family issues~ with sword fighting" and J.J. Abrams went "hey let's have a LOST-esque future" which resulted into this.

I don't know if it'll be good or bad, or just watchable but not that memorable. But this is definitely not going to be the show for me. Already I'm complaining about things just from the trailer and description alone, imagine me actually watching it and complaining every five minutes with the far-fetchness of the whole thing, lol.
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Renée: Lost Girl. Kenzi.rogueslayer452 on May 15th, 2012 07:15 am (UTC)
I don't want to appear too cynical or skeptical about it without seeing anything other than the trailer, but overall I'm just very underwhelmed, tbh.

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Renée: Cara. Archangel.rogueslayer452 on May 15th, 2012 07:46 am (UTC)
lol, yeah I was like wow, that is some really bad dialogue.
M: BSG - cylon!Tory is better than youmfirefly10 on May 15th, 2012 07:22 am (UTC)
I'm cautiously optimistic? The trailer didn't do much for me but I like a few of the actors involved and the general premise so I'll definitely give it a shot. I just have fairly low expectations so if it's even remotely decent, I'll probably enjoy it.

Also, I'd add Jericho, Survivors and The Walking Dead to that list of post-apocalyptic shows. I'm sure there are more, but those are all of the ones I immediately thought of and I've liked them all, to some degree.
Renée: DW. Cracks in time.rogueslayer452 on May 15th, 2012 07:43 am (UTC)
I think part of it is how overhyped it has gotten over on Tumblr. Everyone was reblogging it and getting excited so after watching it I was like...really? It's kind of underwhelming and lackluster for me.

But again, we really don't know the outcome. This is, after all, just a trailer. But I can already tell it's not going to be a show I'm going to watch immediately.
Mmfirefly10 on May 15th, 2012 08:27 am (UTC)
Ah well, I still haven't converted to tumblr so I missed most of the squee. I think you're only the second or third person on my flist to mention the show so I wasn't really aware of it's popularity.
goldenusagigoldenusagi on May 15th, 2012 08:05 am (UTC)
I'm not feeling it either. And I generally don't go for post-Apocalyptic shows, so it's not really my thing.

Besides, everyone knows that if there wan't electricity, we'd turn into a steampunk world. :)
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 15th, 2012 08:46 am (UTC)
Besides, everyone knows that if there wan't electricity, we'd turn into a steampunk world. :)

lol, now that would be a show worth watching, ngl. ;D

But yeah, I'm normally very into post-apocalyptic dystopian things. But from I've seen, this show just doesn't do it for me. I feel like something is severely lacking and it's not hitting those buttons that I usually like with these kinds of stories. So unless something drastically changes, I'm going to pass on it.

Besides, it's not like I don't have other shows on my queue to be watching, lol
meanderingeffervescent on May 15th, 2012 01:03 pm (UTC)
Is it sad that I basically don't pay attention to shows until s2, now? Or until they're guaranteed a s2, I should say. That'll probably keep me from paying much attention to this at first.

I'm willing to ignore the fudging of details for a show like this - when it comes to something that's fantasy etc, I know it's not going to be completely accurate.

Are you thinking that they'd rely on methods like wind/water/solar power? Because I'm guessing that in the total chaos that would have resulted from all the lights going off at once that's not as likely to happen, so maybe that's what's going on. Also, something else is obviously going on if cars stop working - they don't run on electricity the way most of the other stuff did.

Edited at 2012-05-15 01:03 pm (UTC)
Renée: Six/Gaius. Your destiny awaits.rogueslayer452 on May 16th, 2012 09:15 pm (UTC)
Is it sad that I basically don't pay attention to shows until s2, now? Or until they're guaranteed a s2, I should say. That'll probably keep me from paying much attention to this at first.

It's not sad, just safe. Aside from sparing the heartache if the thing gets canceled just when you get attached to it, it's also a safe bet on seeing how it does during its first season and getting to play catch-up and really get involved in it. I've done that with several shows now, actually.

As for this show, I don't know. It doesn't grab my attention at all. Just watching the trailer and reading the description I'm very "meh" about the whole thing. It just doesn't do it for me, I guess. *shrugs*
Revyallodole on May 15th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
The only thing I got from that trailer is that "oh shit, those places would be really cool to have a cosplay-photoshoot in!"

kinda lame tbh. Like the walking dead minus the zombies and southern accents.
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 16th, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
I would like to give it the benefit of the doubt, but reading the description it just doesn't appeal to me as you'd think it would.
philstar22: Supernatural: Dean almost like I'm profephilstar22 on May 15th, 2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
Tomin! :just rewatched Stargate:

Yes, it does look kind of cheesy and unrealistic and probably not all that great. Still, I might be slightly intrigued. And the girl seems to be the main character, which is always a plus since it so rarely happens. I'm willing to give an episode or two a try. After that, if it hasn't grabbed me, I won't continue.
Renée: Kahlan. Facepalm.rogueslayer452 on May 16th, 2012 01:51 am (UTC)
I was intrigued about the girl being the main character of this story, until the really cheesy dialogue came in between her and that one dude and her and her uncle and I was like, lol seriously?

But it's all from the pilot I'm presuming, so perhaps it might get better? idk But as of right now I'm not sold on it.
Tangles: World Dominationentangled_now on May 15th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
I'm kind of the same as you. It's only been fifteen years and they left everything to rot/get covered in plants? But everyone still looks very lovely - the one thing I'll definitely say for Lost they weren't afraid of making people look grubby.

It could defy my expectations and be more interesting and full of sword fights and secrets than it looks. But it could also be on of those shows that has far too many boring episodes.
Renée: Claire. No ordinary girl.rogueslayer452 on May 16th, 2012 01:46 am (UTC)
It could defy my expectations and be more interesting and full of sword fights and secrets than it looks. But it could also be on of those shows that has far too many boring episodes.

Yeah, my thoughts as well. It can go either way.

With this just being a promotional trailer, mostly for just the pilot, it just tries to get across what the show is supposed to be about without revealing too much of the seasonal ~mystery. If there is a bigger mystery, other than people behind the blackout and this one little device is the key to it all, etc. But the overall trailer doesn't really convince me that it's something I should be watching.

Edited at 2012-05-16 01:48 am (UTC)