After a winter hiatus, NBC’s perpetually frustrating post-apocalyptic series Revolution returns to the airwaves tonight. The question: will anybody still be watching? I mean, obviously, some people will be watching. Tons of people watch Two and a Half Men, and if that doesn’t prove that some people will watch anything, I don’t know what does. And since watching Revolution is part of my job, by god I’ll be back on the clock come hell or high water, and I’ll be hoping against hope that these new episodes are where the show finally, fully gets its act together.
Don’t get me wrong, season two has been quite a bit better than most of season one. And they provided answers to what caused the blackout, just as they promised and without dragging things out in a Lost-ian fashion. But even now, the storyline of Aaron (Zak Orth) and his connection to the energy-eating nanoswarm is by far the show’s most interesting plot point. All the stuff involving the evil U.S. government and the presumed revolution of the title is, at least, better than the half a season we initially spent trying to rescue whats-his-name-who-they-killed-anyway, but I still find myself losing interest and realizing and entire act has passed by without me paying attention to what happened. Honestly, if I wasn’t getting paid to watch it and write about it, I think I would have bailed by now. And that’s something I never thought I’d say about a show that has Farscape’s Rockne O’Bannon helping steer the ship.
Revolution returns tonight at 8/7c on NBC with the episode “Three Amigos.” Will you be tuning in?
When Miles leads Monroe (David Lyons) and Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) south of the border; they’re met with much more than they bargained for as Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) and Julia (Kim Raver) dance a delicate dance. Meanwhile, Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Gene (Stephen Collins) continue their search for Aaron (Zak Orth).
Also New Tonight
Nova (PBS, 9/8c) — “Alien Planets Revealed”
A look at new worlds uncovered by NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler Telescope, including whether any are like Earth and the type of life they might support.
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