Dear NBC Execs,
Why did you get into this industry?
Forget the dog-eat-dog corporate grind for a moment. Forget the ratings wars, challenge to become a reigning TV network, profit wins or woes, and the single-minded focus to unearth that one gem of a TV show. The one that will change it all.
Why did you really get into this industry?
I’m going to assume for a moment here: you probably got into this business because you’re a fan too. Or you used to be, before the business side of things crushed your creative ambition and desire to be part of something special.
Do you still remember what is was that struck that chord within you? That fan chord? Was is a particular show? A character? A great line of dialogue? An original premise? A kickass action scene? An endearing ensemble cast? One of those? All of those?
If you take a moment to reflect, to break through the surface of the it’s-a-business ocean you’ve been drowning in for so long and take a deep breath of pure fans only oxygen, you’ll remember. And then you’ll smile and feel nostalgic and part of you will probably feel that desire again: to recapture the excitement of something special, that unearthed gem just waiting to be polished till it shines.
I have news for you: Revolution is that gem.
It doesn’t just have one of the aspects listed above. It has all of them. A layered, sympathetic villain turned ally in Monroe. A naive farmgirl turned stoic badass in Charlie. A brilliant yet maternally lacking scientist in Rachel. The Butcher of Baltimore turned brooding drunk turned protective uncle in Miles. Then there’s Aaron, the cowardly genius who serves up some of the best one-liners of the show. There are more characters, of course, but for the sake of keeping your attention, I’ll move on. The Blackout premise is pure TV gold. There is NOTHING else like this show on television right now. And my favorite aspect of all: the abundance of strong female characters. And bonus points for strong female characters who are actually likable. Charlie, Rachel, Nora, Maggie, and the Warlord Duncan. This type of character is something sorely lacking in Hollywood, and you are leading the pack with Revolution and don’t even realize it.
You are wasting this show’s potential. You should be using your industry-esque powers for good (like any real fan turned superexec would). Give the show a new timeslot, one in which it will thrive. 9pm, to work with the violence, bloodshed, and death that peppers this post-apocalyptic series (and mind you those are things we love about the show). Promote it! That one bears repeating: PROMOTE REVOLUTION. You cram The Blacklist and The Voice down our throats, and yet Revolution barely gets a moment more than it’s allotted 60 minutes a week! You have a brilliant ensemble cast, all of whom are insanely passionate about this show, and yet they’re never on talk shows or seen out and about other than a few annual comic cons and red carpet interviews during premiere season. How can the show possibly thrive and reach the masses with such dismal promotional efforts?
But enough about the business side of things. I want to speak to you fan to fan. I love Revolution. Millions of us love Revolution. It has struck a chord in us all, that same chord that led you to where you are now. Revolution inspires us, excites us, entertains us, and sticks with us long after airing on Wednesdays. Revolution is a beloved part of our lives.
Please, don’t take that away from us! Fight for Revolution, fight for your fellow fans, and renew Revolution for season 3!
I’m telling you, cancelling this show would be a terrible idea. It’s slowly becoming popular.
Seriously? I always forget that show is still on cuz I only ever watch reruns on tbs or adult swim…what did they say?
Mayor West said “Is anyone else here watching Revolution and wanting to talk about it after this?”
Peter then proceeds to block his ears and say “No, no, no, no. Shut up! I’m not caught up. I’m not caught up.”
It wasn’t much, but I got super excited lol
Mainly a CS/Emma meta. Will also touch upon Outlaw Queen, Walsh, Hook and David, Regina and Snow, and (briefly) Rumbelle and Zelena. As always, (oodles and oodles of) Captain Swan is at the end!
FIRST OF ALL LET ME SAY HALLELUJAH ONCE UPON A TIME IS BACK
WE MADE IT WE DID LET’S ALL HUG IT OUT
okay let’s do this.
Alright guys time for the truth. Charloe or miloe?
This is evil. Don’t make me choose. I don’t think my shipper heart could take it. (Miloe = brotp. Charloe = otp.)
As a huge Emma Swan fan, this episode was one of my favorites as she was cherished so much, and I ask that you excuse the length.
Scene I: “The Restaurant” while it made me undeniably happy to hear Emma utter the words “I love you” to Walsh, I couldn’t help but notice how Emma wasn’t fully there during their date. And then there’s Hook, “I don’t do this very often, but I’ve come to apologize.” This is a prodigious step forward, world. Hook’s apologizing to her for overstepping his boundaries. Despite the fact that everything he’s done has been for her, he doesn’t want her to ever feel as though he’s disrespecting her choices and her as a woman. When it comes to Emma Swan, Hook can’t help but always do the honorable thing, it’s second nature to him.
“I know you better than you know yourself.”
Isn’t that the absolute truth. The reason this is beautiful is because Emma’s his true love, thus getting to know the real her is his number one priority.