During my freshman year at MIT, most of the guys in my dorm would stay up insanely late trying to think up an idea that would change the world. Unfortunately, this pursuit usually just turned into betting someone to do something stupid. Case in point, I remember one night I bet my friend Gary 50 bucks that he couldn’t down three flaming vodka shots in under a minute. He gladly accepted the challenge and we set them ablaze. However, as we were stupid college freshmen, we didn’t know that you have to blow out the flame before drinking and sadly, Gary didn’t realize this until it was too late. Terrified, he spit the vodka out – momentarily resembling a screaming dragon – and lit the common room ping-pong table on fire. Luckily, someone else grabbed a fire extinguisher while I hid in the corner laughing, fairly certain I had just witnessed the best fire story of my life. Continue reading
Revolution has bolstered its writers’ room for Season 2 with the recruitment of Cult creator Rockne S. O’Bannon, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. O’Bannon will serve as an executive producer and right-hand man to showrunner Eric Kripke on the NBC drama’s recently-renewed second season. He’s expected to play a prominent role in shaping the second chapter of the post-apocalypse serial, which has become the network’s top scripted drama across the primetime landscape…
In further Season 2 recruitment news, Revolution has also added Trey Callaway (CSI: NY) to its staff as a co-executive producer.
Revolution held steady Monday after a week off the air.
The NBC drama, which was pre-empted last week for a Boston Marathon bombing special, drew 6.2 million viewers and a 2.2 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, on par with its last episode two weeks ago. Lead-in The Voice (13.9 million, 4.8) dipped four-tenths from last week’s season high.
Revolution tied ABC’s Castle (11.7 million, 2.2), which grew two-tenths in the demo. Dancing with the Stars (13.6 million, 2.1) slipped a tenth…
“REVOLUTION”, “THE LOVE BOAT”
05/06/2013 (10:01PM – 11:00PM) (Monday) : MILES REMAINS WARY AS NEVILLE CLAIMS TO BE ON HIS SIDE AND THE GANG MAKES A DARING RESCUE, WHILE RACHEL AND AARON FACE THE MILITIA – Miles (Billy Burke) and Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) find themselves fighting for the same cause but Miles still doesn’t trust him. And Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos), Jason (JD Pardo) and Nora (Daniella Alonso) attempt to pull off a daring river rescue of Dr. Stephen Camp (Timothy Busfield) to keep deadly anthrax out of the hands of Monroe (David Lyons). Meanwhile Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) and Aaron (Zak Orth) are captured and threatened by Militia forces.
- Also starring, Colm Feore and Tom Nowicki
I don’t know how to process this. For 15 years, I’ve wanted to know what really caused the Blackout. I spent sleepless nights trying to puzzle it out. I know for a fact there are others like me, scientists and engineers desperate to figure it all out, to apply reason to the completely irrational. That whole time, the answer was literally all around us. Rachel just laid the whole thing out to me, and… I’m more confused than ever. Continue reading
I have to admit that before this little road trip started, I’d long since given up on ever finding out what caused the Blackout. I mean, in the days that followed, we were all too worried about finding food and water to care about the hows and whys. And even when things finally did settle down – well – lets just say information isn’t as readily available as it used to be. But now, a woman I lived and worked next to for, ya know, years – in a tiny cul-de-sac in Wisconsin – and oh, by the way – thought was dead up until a few days ago – knows the answers to all of my questions. Continue reading
A few months ago, when Charlie was first setting out to get Danny back, I stood in my house, hyperventilating, holding the damned pendant that Ben handed me before he died – and in that moment, if there was any way out for me, I would have taken it. I’d spent years after the Blackout in the wild, fighting just to eat. I’d lost everything to it, even Priscilla. And the truth was, I was scared of what was out there. I wish someone else could have taken the burden from me… but they couldn’t. Because I owed Danny too much to stay behind, even if it meant ending up bloody in a ditch halfway to Philadelphia. His parents brought me in from the cold, but it was Danny and Charlie that showed me there was still something worth a damn in the world. Continue reading
REVOLUTION | “HOME”
04/22/2013 (10:01PM – 11:00PM) (Monday) : MILES AND MONROE FACE OFF WITH DEADLY CONSEQUENCES WHILE RACHEL AND AARON ENCOUNTER OBSTACLES IN QUEST TO REACH THE TOWER- When the past catches up with Miles (Billy Burke) and Monroe (David Lyons) in the form of mutual heartthrob, Emma (Annie Wersching) all hell breaks loose for them physically and emotionally. Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Nora (Daniella Alonso) are the ones who rescue Miles this time. Meanwhile Aaron’s (Zak Orth) life is turned inside out while accompanying Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) on her tenacious trek to the mysterious Tower where she plans to restore the power. Also starring Giancarlo Esposito, Leslie Hope, Malik Yoba, Mark Pellegrino and Maureen Sebastian.
……The 100th episode of “Castle” on ABC dominated the 10 p.m. hour with a 7.9/13, which was just six percent below the 8.4/14 one year earlier (with stronger lead-in support from “Dancing With the Stars”). But competing “Revolution” on NBC, which trailed with a second-place 4.2/ 7, is still the drama to beat among adults 18-49 in the time period. Comparably, retention for “Castle” out of the 9:30 p.m. portion of “Dancing With the Stars” (10.1/15) was comfortable at 78 percent. But “Revolution” out of the 9:30 p.m. portion of “The Voice” (9.1/14) held only 46 percent. Regardless, you can expect a second season of “Revolution” next season…..