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September 17, 2012  | by: Jara Montez

Revolution

The Fall TV season officially begins tomorrow, and NBC is kicking it off by debuting their highly anticipated show, Revolution, Monday night at 10 p.m. This science-fiction drama centers around a world shattered by a technological blackout, and the struggles to not only survive, but reconnect with their dismantled families. The cast, led by Charlie Matheson (played by Tracy Spiridakos), is made up of rebels, militia leaders, and a computer nerd who is clearly not able to function in the current state.

At first glance, Revolution seems to be a quasi-grown up version of The Hunger Games with its post-apocalyptic setting, and attempts to overthrow corrupt higher powers. Yet, the most important theme of the show is none other than family and hope.

If the jury is still out on whether or not to watch the premiere tomorrow night, here are five reasons why I’m definitely tuning in:

  1. J.J. Abrams, who produced various projects like Alias, Super 8, and my personal favorite, LOST, is an executive producer, which means an abundance of great science-fiction themes and plot lines. In addition, Jon Favreau directed the pilot episode. That name sounds familiar, it’s because he directed everyone’s favorite cocky superhero, Ironman.
  2. If science-fiction isn’t up your alley, don’t worry. There’s plenty of eye candy. Hello, JD Pardo and Graham Rogers.
  3. Speaking of the cast, while there are some well-known faces, it is incredibly refreshing to see a generally new band of actors.
  4. The overarching theme of Revolution also serves as social commentary. We’ve lived without technology before, so shouldn’t contemporary culture be able to? I’m 99% sure that is a no, but maybe after a few episodes we’ll be able to brave a day without our phones? Probably not, but still.
  5. After just one episode, I will have received one free hour of bow and arrow lessons. Winning.

If you absolutely cannot wait until tomorrow to witness the action, the premiere episode is also available to watch on Hulu, in addition to cast interviews and exclusives.

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