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Old 14-03-2013, 16:13
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Has anyone, who watches US tv, seen this, and is it any good. It looks, from the advert, that it might be quite good.
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Old 14-03-2013, 16:29
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Old 14-03-2013, 16:40
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Appears to be doing well in the US and near certain to be renewed for series 2. These days that is a good start in deciding what to watch.
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Old 14-03-2013, 18:49
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I think the majority at DS who post in the Revolution thread over in Cult/SF/Fantasy post to take the piss, as it's just another awful The Event / FlashForward type thing... albeit one that's been more successful so far.
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Old 15-03-2013, 08:41
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THing is with Sky, they make the Ad's/Trails too bloody long and repetitive! If they had had a short snippets for a few days i.e. plane falling from the sky, then extended it slowly we would all be fast fowarding the hell out of that Ad by now!
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Old 15-03-2013, 08:57
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The trailer makes you think it's really dramatic, spectacular and worth watching. You'd be wrong. It's as tedious as Falling Skies.
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Old 15-03-2013, 09:31
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I see they're following the successful strategy of The Following and broadcasting the first two episodes four times in the first week in primetime (plus +1 and Sky2 showings), to give the show a good start.
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Old 18-03-2013, 02:33
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I've been getting it from the states and i quite like it.

Looking forward to the next episode on the 25th

I also like falling skies!
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Old 18-03-2013, 02:46
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I'd give it a 9/10 for the idea/premise of the show but probably a 2/10 for execution.
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Old 18-03-2013, 03:00
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It's early days yet, so will see how it pans out
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Old 19-03-2013, 10:53
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I just couldn't get past the ridiculous fundamental premise for the show. It didn't make any sense on any level and really spoilt what could have been a fairly average show.

It's as if a writer made a soap about "ordinary northern folk" and then decided to set it in Hong Kong. No amount of explanation about how they ended up there would make and sense and the clash between the setting and the stories would continually grate and be the single biggest "elephant" on the set.
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Old 19-03-2013, 11:12
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I just couldn't get past the ridiculous fundamental premise for the show. It didn't make any sense on any level and really spoilt what could have been a fairly average show.

It's as if a writer made a soap about "ordinary northern folk" and then decided to set it in Hong Kong. No amount of explanation about how they ended up there would make and sense and the clash between the setting and the stories would continually grate and be the single biggest "elephant" on the set.
What didn't make sense?
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Old 19-03-2013, 11:44
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What didn't make sense?
The idea that
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It's ridiculous and is such a crass error, with so many far-reaching implications that were just ignored that it kills the whole story. You might was well have a story where gravity disappears from the planet and the only effect it has is that people can fly.
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Old 19-03-2013, 12:28
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Something I wonder about the show is this, in the trailer we see a plane falling from the sky, but it is still showing its lights etc, ok I thought, perhaps its using batteries, but in the next clip we see all the cars stopping on the freeway, with all their lights going out, so clearly batteries are affected too!
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Old 19-03-2013, 12:32
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The idea that
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It's ridiculous and is such a crass error, with so many far-reaching implications that were just ignored that it kills the whole story. You might was well have a story where gravity disappears from the planet and the only effect it has is that people can fly.
This was my big issue with the reaction to the show among a certain subsection of the audience. It's soft science-fiction. It takes a hypothetical science fiction concept (i.e. what would happen if electrical items stopped working), and explores its potential effect on society through the prism of a handful of characters.

Now, I think it's fine to complain that the show does this ineffectively (although personally I think it does it as well as a big budget network blockbuster could be expected to), but to complain that the science is faulty is ridiculous.

You might as well complain about Doctor Who or The Twilight Zone or Jules Verne.
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Old 19-03-2013, 13:06
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I will be glad when it is 30th March so I don't have to see that advert again.
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Old 19-03-2013, 13:10
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It's crap and I can't believe it's going to get another season, when the likes of FlashForward/The Event/No Ordinary Family got canned.
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Old 19-03-2013, 13:31
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Something I wonder about the show is this, in the trailer we see a plane falling from the sky, but it is still showing its lights etc, ok I thought, perhaps its using batteries, but in the next clip we see all the cars stopping on the freeway, with all their lights going out, so clearly batteries are affected too!
A bit of artistic license with the planes, I think, else we wouldn't see them fall. Though with the cars the engines all stopped first, then, after a few seconds, the lights went out - so maybe it was the same with the planes?
I think the premise does work, if it's that electricity can no longer flow through metals which would leave our brains/neverous system and lightning still working. The programme could have cleared that up in ep. 1 really.

I've just recalled an old kids programme from my childhood where the same result - no electrical machinary - was achieved by a kind of mass hysteria such that people were convinced it was evil and would no longer use it. Anyone else remember The Changes?
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Old 19-03-2013, 13:40
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I'd give it a 9/10 for the idea/premise of the show but probably a 2/10 for execution.
I agree, but I still like it! I didn't think it has been renewed or cancelled yet? I hope it doesn't meet the same fate as the aforementioned FlashForward, No Ordinary family & The Event.
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Old 20-03-2013, 09:26
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It's crap and I can't believe it's going to get another season, when the likes of FlashForward/The Event/No Ordinary Family got canned.
I'd say FF and The Event were more to do with low viewing figures caused by people losing interest and not bothering to return after the lengthy mid-season break.
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Old 20-03-2013, 11:07
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I thought The Event was all the better for finishing where it did, on a sort of cliffhanger. The ending was quite good and not everything needs a conclusion. A second series would've just been like "V".
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Old 20-03-2013, 11:10
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Something I wonder about the show is this, in the trailer we see a plane falling from the sky, but it is still showing its lights etc, ok I thought, perhaps its using batteries, but in the next clip we see all the cars stopping on the freeway, with all their lights going out, so clearly batteries are affected too!
In addition, the human body also functions by means of electrical impulses. Following that logically would however, make for a very short series.
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Old 06-04-2013, 13:46
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Is anybody watching this?

Yes, it's clichéd, nonsensical, and clearly written by a teenager but I'm bloody hooked.

Though it's bizarre that suddenly after 15 years is all starting to happen.

Similarly, the borders of the U.S and Canada/U.S and Mexico are exactly as they were the day the electricity went out. Despite the U.S itself no longer existing, having been replaced by republics/wasteland. Nuts.
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Old 06-04-2013, 14:01
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Similarly, the borders of the U.S and Canada/U.S and Mexico are exactly as they were the day the electricity went out. Despite the U.S itself no longer existing, having been replaced by republics/wasteland. Nuts.

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Old 06-04-2013, 15:03
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My bad. Only got a quick glimpse of the map
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