I don’t watch a lot of TV, especially broadcast TV. I’ve now seen two episodes of NBC’s new “SciFi” show, Revolution. Before I say what my opinion of the program is, let me say I did some cruising around the web to sample the zeitgeist floating around.
Twitter was the only bastion of unabashed support, well Twits will do that.
Most sites the comments were all asking, “Hey! Did someone forget about the industrial revolution? And like, STEAM POWER?”. Yup, with all these steel rails crisscrossing the country, nobody hooked up surviving steam engines and began making new steam locomotives? Nah, lets walk, and have a few guys ride horses. But the most fun is harness humans to long drag lines and whip them up!
(But only with a freshly oiled whip so it leaves nice clean strokes) Err, never mind.
OK, my opinion is that this is the stupidest new TV show I’ve ever wasted time on. Unfortunately, Mom seems to like it. Mostly she likes the character of Giancarlo Esposito as Captain Tom Neville. I think she thinks he’s hot.
So we will be taping it on the DVR for the foreseeable future. With all the young actors and actresses with perfect teeth, and hair, and plunked eyebrows, and clean clothes, fifteen years after the power goes out and manufacturing stops but everyone is still wearing polyester… No, forget it, not important.
But one thing that irritates me, on all the TV sites that had commenting, they all want you to register in order to state your opinion. With a new user name and a password to boot. Well, here my friends you don’t have to any of that. As the man said, “This is Liberty Hall, feel free to spit on the mat and call the cat a bastard”.
Just don’t Twit, Please.