Thursday, November 14, 2013

Revolution 2.08 Review: There Are No Miracles, Only Hard Work

For all those that have yet to watch last night’s episode of Revolution, titled ‘Come Blow Your Horn’, that is what I suggest you do before proceeding ahead. This is not a spoiler free blog. THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! You’ve been warned.
Not the strongest episode of this season so far. It wasn’t all that bad, but it felt more or less like a filler. Maybe it’s because there wasn’t quite enough Monroe for my liking, or because it just didn’t feel complete enough, but that’s what I feel this episode was.
This week we had Miles, Charlie, and Rachel working together, getting Intel on Horn and trying to build a bomb to take him out. Up until the point where Aaron and Cynthia were captured, I was enjoying it. But then Monroe left them behind and there were too many men for them to get away, so Aaron and Cynthia ended up with Horn and it was too late for Rachel to take out the building. That disappointed me because I was looking forward to Horn’s death. I really hate the guy. Not the kind of hate where I wish they’d never been brought into the series, but the Umbridge kind of hate where there’s no redeeming quality for the character, I don’t even feel bad for his “sob story”. The man is inherently evil, as if he has no soul; he has to be a psychopath, or at least sociopath. I really hate him. I sincerely hope he ends up dead from the promo for the next episode.
Over on the Neville side of things, Tom goes for Allenford’s husband while Jason watches over the Mrs. I have to say that the man who plays Roger in this episode has an air of Johnny Depp to him. I think it’s the eyes. I do enjoy watching Neville’s ambitious side take over; he really wants to take these Patriots down. But I’m still looking more forward to when these two stories aren’t so clearly divided. Both teams are working at different sides, and it’s interesting for now, I’m just looking forward to the drama of everything coming together.
I’m very curious to what the overall objective of this first half of the season is all about. Discovering more about Aaron? Because I’m kind of over his whole nanotech story. It’s a little too much for me, as curious as I am about why he’s able to control the tech. Taking down the Patriots? That seems like it could turn out to be a season long – if not series long – objective for this show. The amount of planning that has gone into these people’s intentions is too complex to be solved so quickly, as dumb as they are when it comes to keeping their buildings safe. I mean, come on, why wouldn’t they think of patrolling the roofs, or at least watching them from the ground? So I’m curious to figure out what this story arc is supposed to be, because I can’t see it yet, and we’re eight episodes in. Was it to redeem Monroe or something? Because that doesn’t seem like it’s enough.
While I still think this series is my favourite returning show of the season, this wasn’t its best episode. I do like this season a lot more than I liked last season, although I did enjoy it. This season I just feel like I have the need to watch the show, rather than the desire to watch it. Last season was very much the beginning to, hopefully, many seasons of this series. It was just the set up, I’m trusting Abrams and Kripke to have a great series long arc. Just please give me more Monroe and Charlie, particularly together, and throw in some teaming up with Miles too, with lots of fighting. Those are my favourite parts. Also, don’t be afraid to pair up Charlie and Monroe; there may be a large age difference – kind of – but they have great chemistry. That’s just my two cents.
My rating: 7 out of 10.

Best Lines:
“Okay, woah, okay, okay. Just don’t light me on fire or anything.” – Monroe says to Aaron as they argue.
“They’ve got dogs. When the hell did they get dogs?” – Miles questions, regarding the Patriots. Hilariously executed, something Burke is amazing at.
“We wouldn’t last three days without you.” – Aaron pleads with Monroe. “You think three?” – Monroe rebuts.

Okay, I’m off to watch American Horror Story: Coven now, which I hope has better cinematography than last week. I’m going to try my best not to be too tired, so that I can write the review before bed tonight. So stick around.

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