What’s Wrong With REVOLUTION?

I am aware that my review of the premiere episode of NBC’s REVOLUTION might have seemed a bit harsh to some, so I decided to expand upon exactly what bothered me so much about the science-fiction series set in a world where all electrical power has been lost for 15 years.

What REVOLUTION creator Eric Kripke and executive producer J.J. Abrams have in common is a penchant for big, engaging ideas that start off well, but then lose their way and eventually drive off a cliff (LOST, ALIAS and HEROES) — except for SUPERNATURAL, which is pretty much unkillable. And I’m afraid what we have here is a Big Idea that makes a great premise for a story, but is probably unsustainable as an ongoing series.
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