Friday, September 28, 2012

Revolution & Last Resort {Plus a Winner!}

Before I talk TV...who won? Who won?! 

The winner of my birthday giveaway (books, polish, giftcards, and ad space)...
is Melissa Marsh.

Congrats, Melissa! I will be sending you an email shortly. 
*If for some reason I don't hear from her, I will redraw a winner on Monday at 12pm*

Last week, I talked about SYTYCD and Switched at Birth [here] - this week I'm talking about two of my new favorite *NEW* tv shows.

If you haven't watched these two shows, WATCH THEM! I really like that shows and movies are becoming more related to corrupt governments. I know a lot of people don't give two craps about our corrupt government, but I feel like through fictional stories, people become more curious. Curiosity is good!

So now on to these shows....
From ABC's site:
500 feet beneath the ocean's surface, the U.S. ballistic missile submarine Colorado receives their orders. Over a radio channel, designed only to be used if their homeland has been wiped out, they're told to fire nuclear weapons at Pakistan.

Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) demands confirmation of the orders only to be unceremoniously relieved of duty by the White House. XO Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) finds himself suddenly in charge of the submarine and facing the same difficult decision. When he also refuses to fire without confirmation of the orders, the Colorado is targeted, fired upon, and hit. The submarine and its crew find themselves crippled on the ocean floor, declared rogue enemies of their own country. Now, with nowhere left to turn, Chaplin and Kendal take the sub on the run and bring the men and women of the Colorado to an exotic island. Here they will find refuge, romance and a chance at a new life, even as they try to clear their names and get home.

This was sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat good. Also I feel like this is a highly accurate portrayal of how our country actually is. Attack this country, but don't let the American people know because we don't feel like going to Congress and letting them decide to declare war. The whole fictional scenario is a very realistically done scenario. I could really see this happening. I'm really excited to see more from this show. It's got a great cast too :)

From the NBC site:
What would you do without it all? In this epic adventure from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and "Supernatural's" Eric Kripke, a family struggles to reunite in an American landscape where every single piece of technology - computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights - has mysteriously blacked out forever. A drama with sweeping scope and intimate focus, "Revolution" is also about family - both the family you're born into and the family you choose. This is a swashbuckling journey of hope and rebirth seen through the eyes of one strong-willed young woman, Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos, "Being Human"), and her brother Danny (Graham Rogers, "Memphis Beat"). When Danny is kidnapped by militia leaders for a darker purpose, Charlie must reconnect with her estranged uncle Miles (Billy Burke, "The Twilight Saga"), a former U.S. Marine living a reclusive life. Together, with a rogue band of survivors, they set out to rescue Danny, overthrow the militia and ultimately re-establish the United States of America. All the while, they explore the enduring mystery of why the power failed, and if - or how - it will ever return.

In the pilot, we see the modern world. Two kids zoned out with a tv and an iPad (I'm so glad my kids aren't like this!) - Ben, the father, rushes in and tells his wife that "it's happening" - and then the power goes out. The cinematography of the power going out is insane. They did a really good job with it. It flashes to present day (a decade or so later) and people are riding horses, living off the land, etc. - just like the good ole days. Except that instead of a government, the country is ruled by militia, the Monroe Republic.

Ben and his kids live in that little shindig up there ^^ (Mom died? I don't remember - but she isn't there) It's clear that he knows something about why the power went out. General Monroe is after Ben (and his brother Miles). The militia show up to their settlement and Danny (the son) starts a little brawl when they go to take his dad, even though his dad wants to go willingly so no one is harmed. Ben is killed, Danny is taken instead. Before the brawl broke out, Ben gives one of the settlers, Aaron, what looks like a thumbdrive on a chain with instructions to get it to a woman named Grace. Charlie (the daughter) is off pouting during the incident and comes back when she hears the gunshots. Along with her dad's gf and Aaron, Charlie sets out to get Danny back.

They find Miles (played by Billy Burke) - and the only thing that I can really say is that he is BAD ASS. I mean if you watch it for anything, watch it because Billy Burke is EPICLY AWESOME! It's clear that Miles and his brother Ben (and family) weren't close. Miles is a rough'n'tough, tell-it-like-it-is kind of guy.
There are sword fights and all kinds of crazy shenanigans before Miles agrees to go with them to get Danny back.

Episode 2 was even better! I'm seriously in love with this show! JJ Abrams is amazing :)

Who watched these shows?? What did you think?

Shows starting soon:
(all in EST)
Sun, Sept 30:
Once Upon a Time @ 8pm on ABC
Family Guy @ 9pm on Fox
American Dad @ 9:30pm on Fox

Thurs, Oct 4:
30 Rock @ 8pm on NBC


Chantal said...

Sometimes I miss having cable/dish :(

Sara said...

I watched Last Resort last night (and rewatching it now because I was awfully confused) and really liked it. Per your recommendation, I also watched the episodes of Revolution - MAN, what a good show! Thanks for posting about it, otherwise I never would have watched.

Miss V's Busy Bees

Erin said...

Yay One Upon a Time!!! So excited!

Katlin and Melissa said...

Hi, it's Melissa!! Thank you so much, I'm so excited! Also-LOVE Revolution!!