Review: Revolution – Season 1

Revolution just finished its freshman season, and I think it’s fair to say it was a bit of a mess, but a mess with potential.  Created by Eric Kripke (Supernatural), Revolution tells the story of what would happen to the world if all electrical devices stopped working.  The series takes place 15 years after the blackout, and gives us a somewhat different take on the standard post-apocalyptic world.  The first season followed the adventures of the Matheson family, first in their quest to rescue one of their members, and then in a quest to restore the power.  Season 1 almost felt like two, shorter seasons, due to an unusually long break between the fall and the spring episodes, and this aspect both helped and hurt the show.

Revolution gave us a world without power, but more specifically gave us a world far removed from power. Continue reading