Monday, September 30, 2013

TV Discussion: Week of 9/29/2013 - 10/5/2013

Hello TV Addicts!  Here's our weekly place to discuss the non-recapped shows.  This will also be the place where we will dissect the series finale of Breaking Bad.  See you in the comments!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Revolution: Season 2 Episode 1 - Born in the U.S.A.

Hello TV fans and welcome to the 2013/2014 Television season!  We are in brand new territory this year when it comes to our genre show of the year recap.  Ever since LOST there have been many shows that tried to capture that core audience in subsequent years.  Flashforward tried during LOST's final season and failed to capture an audience to get to season 2.  Terra Nova suffered a similar fate.  The Event was a non-event.  Here we are with Revolution now heading into season 2!   Season 1 was nothing to get too excited over, but it gradually improved over the year and a lot of us stuck with it through its growing pains.  The ratings weren't wonderful by the end of season 1, but it had the fortunate circumstance of living on ratings plagued NBC which allowed it to continue its life into season 2.  Now, this could be a blessing or a curse.  But, in the capable hands of Eric Kripke of Supernatural fame (which I have yet to start watching on Netflix), anything was possible.

Season 2 is immediately better than anything that has preceded it on this show.  It has a new gritty and darker tone, the characters feel 3 dimensional (I'm looking at you Charlie!), and the mysteries introduced are actually interesting!  And as predicted last year, it would seem like all of our antagonizing forces from last year will eventually be united against a common and larger foe that they previously encountered.  So, the conflict introduced (starting in the season finale last year) is more interesting as well.  I'm not going to go as far as giving my "W" word rating to this consistently improving investment, but I will say that I'm excited about the potential of season 2.  Hopefully, the viewers will stick around to let us find out where they're going with this!   That's enough of an intro wouldn't you say?  Let's dive into our quick recap!