I’m writing this… on a computer. For most of my life, that would be so mundane and so obvious that it’d be idiotic to even mention it. But now, I honestly never thought I’d see a blinking cursor ever again. Overhead, there are fluorescent lights. A breeze is blowing from an air conditioner. In the deepest bowels of this hole they ironically call ”The Tower,” I’m living my old life. Except I’m faced with what the true price of getting that life back would be. The people that live down here – the protectors of The Tower’s secrets – count Grace Beaumont among them, the woman Ben told me to find way back when I was just leaving our cul-de-sac. I can’t even process everything that’s happened since then, not even the stuff that’s happened in the last two weeks. Because all this time, we’ve been working to get the lights back on, but now Grace is telling me about the horror story the world could turn into if Rachel flips the switch. I just can’t see how the world could get much worse, but once you start talking about the oxygen in the atmosphere igniting… Continue reading
Considering what I’m about to do – this will probably be my last entry. So, to whoever finds this journal, first off, hello, and second, I hope you can find it in your heart not to use these pages as toilet paper or to start a fire. My name is Aaron Pittman and as unbelievable as it may sound, for the last few months, I have been on a quest to turn the power back on. Yes, as far as I know, I am not crazy. And no, I’m not joking. Continue reading
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
04/15/2013 (10:01PM – 11:00PM) (Monday) :
ANOTHER BETRAYAL PUSHES MONROE TO THE EDGE WHILE RACHEL MAKES A BIG MOVE TO TURN THE POWER BACK ON – Paranoia strikes Monroe deeply (David Lyons) as Neville disappears and Neville’s (Giancarlo Esposito) son Jason (JD Pardo) makes a big decision. Meanwhile, the familial bond between Miles (Billy Burke) and Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) grows stronger. Elsewhere, Miles experiences romantic attraction with both Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) and Nora (Daniella Alonso). And Rachel sets off on her dangerous quest to infiltrate the Tower and restore power to the world before Monroe can ignite a nuclear device. Also starring, Zak Orth, Dayo, Okeniyi and Robert Pralgo.
NBC Announces Mid-Season Schedule Premiere Dates
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – October 30, 2012 – NBC today announced changes to its 2013 primetime mid-season schedule highlighted by the premieres of three new series, including comedy “1600 Penn,” from one of the architects of “Modern Family”; an intriguing drama “Deception” (formerly “Infamous”); and producer Eva Longoria’s big reality relationship show “Ready For Love.”
In addition, several of the network’s biggest hits will return, including “The Voice” with new coaches Usher and Shakira; fall hit “Revolution“; “Smash,” featuring Jennifer Hudson; and “The Biggest Loser,” with some innovative changes to the format and the return of Jillian Michaels.
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REVOLUTION “Soul Train” Episode 105 — Pictured: Giancarlo Esposito as Captain Tom Neville, Kim Raver as Julia – (Photo by: Brownie Harris/NBC) Via. SpoilerTV. Link
…According to The Root, the show will have a chance to redeem itself next year and has a chance of attracting a cult-based following if they improve the dialogue and acting. The Root praises the acting skills of Giancarlo Esposito, who previously played drug lord Gustavo “Gus” Fring on AMC’sBreaking Bad, a role the garnered him an Emmy nomination. The Root also suggests that the other actors sharpen their skills if they want to be in the same ranks as Esposito.
Given that Abrams has a lot of credibility in Hollywood, NBC gave the show a green-light for a full first season. The risky move will give viewers twenty-two episodes this year, to introduce them to the show’s concept.
If ratings are an indication of viewer loyalty however, the critics may be wrong on this one. The show currently averages about 10 million viewers per week, and its second episode saw a 53% increase in viewership in the key 18 – 49 age demographic, making it the highest rated show on Monday nights. Its breakout success also positioned NBC to beat out all other networks during September premiere week…
UPDATE: 11/10: The article was remove from Examiner.com.
MILES, CHARLIE AND COMPANY ARE ON THE VERGE OF REACHING DANNY – KIM RAVER (‘GREY’S ANATOMY’) AND JEFF FAHEY (‘LOST’) GUEST STAR
– As the gang nears Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) and his men, their hopes of finding Danny (Graham Rogers) grow until a shocking discovery threatens to impede their efforts. Meanwhile, orders from Monroe (David Lyons) have upped the value of Danny’s life and Nora (Daniella Alonso) connects with a fellow Rebel. Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Zak Orth, JD Pardo, Giancarlo Esposito, David Lyons, and Elizabeth Mitchell also star.
Air date: October 15
Thalian Hall hosts a capacity crowd for a screening of the locally filmed television program “Revolution” Thursday Sept. 6, 2012. Staff photo by PAUL STEPHEN
09/17/2012 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Monday) : SEASON PREMIERE-AN EPIC ADVENTURE FROM J.J. ABRAMS, ERIC KRIPKE AND JON FAVREAU – 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 void of electricity: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out forever.
The series stars Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Graham Rogers, Anna Lise Phillips, Zak Orth, JD Pardo, Giancarlo Esposito, David Lyons, Maria Howell, Daniealla Alonso, Tim Guinee and Elizabeth Mitchell. Kripke, Abrams and Bryan Burk (“Lost,” “Star Trek”) serve as executive producers, and Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2″) serves as co-executive producer. “Revolution” is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Favreau.
According to the Revolution Official Facebook page’s latest status: The FULL Pilot will be available to view on NBC’s official Revolution website Tuesday, Sept. 4th!