NBC’s Revolution Makes History, But What Kind?

Monday marks the season finale of NBC’s freshman series Revolution, which has been officially renewed for a second season. The show occurs fifteen years after an American Defense Department project stole the world’s electricity. The former United States is now divided into six discreet regions, each adapting in its own way to life after “the Blackout.” The wide-ranging inaugural season has gone from the northeastern Monroe Republic to the southern Georgia Federation and west to the Plains Nation. … [Read more...]

The Televangelists: An Apocalypse You Can Believe In

Each Friday in The Televangelists, one of our writers examines the met and missed potential of television.Last week, Slate's Torie Bosch posted a rather unorthodox critique of NBC's new sci-fi series, Revolution. She didn't seem to actively dislike the show, but something about it bugged her... the fact that the women in the show's post-apocalyptic society still had perfect hair. The daughter of Revolution, Charlie (played by Tracy Spiridakos), wears carefully tousled waves with a hint o … [Read more...]