Another failed show for NBC. They should of left “Heroes” on the air.
The 2012 fall-line up of previews has been bombarding our television screens for the last two weeks and I have to say there does appear to be some interesting upcoming shows.
However, there is one channel that I have become very leery to watch. When it comes to producing suspenseful, intriguing and plot driven series, over the past several years NBC has produced some great shows like “Heroes” and “The Event.” Both shows left you sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for the next week. The life of these shows, however, ended abruptly with no explanation, leaving loyal fans confused and disappointed.
It’s not to my surprise that NBC would try it again with its new show “Revolution.” Since the airing of the promos I have not been convinced that I will watch this new show. It’s not that I believe it’s going to be a bust; the real problem is NBC has proven that they cannot follow through and have little regard for those who invest a season or a few seasons to a show without giving them some formal ending. Although JJ Abrams is a fantastic television producer, screenwriter, director and actor I don’t know if he will be enough to pull loyal viewers since we have been disappointed in the past.
Will “Revolution” Be Another Disappointment for NBC?
If you haven’t seen the commercials for the new show, check them out. The concept of the show reminds me of the question, “what items would you take on a deserted island?” From the previews the storyline will take a peak into the lives of those if they ended up having to live without certain things such as a car, plane, computer, or the basic things we take for granted now. How would you survive?
In my opinion it’s going to take a lot for me to invest and watch “Revolution” on NBC because I’ve become invested too many times in shows that I fell in love with like “Heroes” and the short-lived series “The Event” which both ended with no explanation or finale. I felt slighted.
The true question remains, will you invest in a show like “Revolution” that ultimately might last for a only a season or a couple seasons after the ratings drop and NBC decides to cancel it leaving you with no answers or clue what happened to your beloved characters?
Are you willing to risk it and invest in a show like “Revolution?”
Interesting Fact: As we expected NBC canceled the series on April 11, 2012 and its final episode aired on July 6, 2012.