Once Upon a Time In Wonderland was an intriguing concept. Where most TV spinoffs usually feel forced, like an attempt to simply cash in on the success of the parent show, Wonderland at least had potential. The world of Once Upon a Time is so vast, and we’ve only scratched the surface of the many worlds and realms that have been seen and mentioned on the show, that it seemed like the perfect setup for a spinoff. We’d gotten a few glimpses at Wonderland, either dealing with Jefferson/the Mad Hatter or Cora/the Queen of Hearts, but the potential was there just waiting to be tapped. Unfortunately, the end result didn’t exactly live up to that potential, but it was still an experiment worth trying and provided us with some memorable characters.
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