Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center
On May 9, 2014, bad news came to those of us who have come to appreciate the American Post-Apacalyptic television genre. NBC announced that it would not renew Revolution for a 3rd season.
For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of viewing Revolution, it really is an outstanding show. It came from the director of IronMan and was produced by J.J. Abrams (the guy who brought us LOST).
Revolution takes place 15 years after the start of a worldwide, permanent electrical-power blackout. All electricity on Earth was suddenly disabled at a moment’s notice. Trains and cars stopped where they were, ships went dead in the water, and aircraft fell from the sky and crashed. No cell phones, no working gasoline pumps, no running water, no grocery stores full of products, and for many people, no hope. People were forced to adapt to a world without electricity over the next fifteen years. The story of Revolution picks up there.
Aside from basic human survival and the expected drama that comes with it, the writers of Revolution flawlessly wove together underlying sub-stories that perfectly fit together in the formation of one of the most compelling story lines ever produced. Now mix in a few Type-A personalities, a gang or two, a bit of romance, an electrical surge, a nuclear device, the hunger for power, a few good guys, a poop-ton of bad guys, the formation of new countries, and the resurgence of the U.S. Government, and you have yourself one heck of a keeper!
The downfall of this season is that NBC planned too many breaks in hopes that it could extend Revolution through May of this year. First came the seven week break during Thanks giving and Christmas. Then came another four week break during the Olympics. After that came a two week break in March for no reason what so ever. Lastly, another unneeded four week break came in April, again for no reason what so ever.
The “value” of a television show is based off of its ratings. How they populate ratings is simple. The more people that watch the show, the higher the rating – simple. What’s also simple is the correlation between the duration and frequency of the breaks and the ratings it receives. As the breaks dropped down on the viewers, the ratings dropped down as well. Speaking of simple, you’d think that NBC would have figured out that if people don’t know when their show is coming on, that they are more than likely going to miss viewing it that night. It’s a terribly sad thing that a show with such a unique and rich story line was thwarted by it’s very own broadcasting company. I wish there is something we could all do about it… Oh wait, there is.
How about all of us Revolution fans contact NBC (by clicking here), choose “Revolution” from the drop down menu, and tell them that we want Revolution renewed for a 3rd season! How about we tell them that THEY killed the ratings, not us! How about we tell them how much we love Revolution and don’t want to see it go! How about YOU take 2 minutes out of your day to do something about it. I’ve provided the link. I’ve started the fire. Now it’s in your hands. Write NBC and tell them what’s on your mind. Share this article on your blog, facebook, twitter, pinterest, Digg, WordPress, and everything else you can think of. Share this! Let’s get this word out there! Let’s start a movement! Let’s start a Revolution!
Below is the trailer for the 1st season of Revolution, a recap of the second season, as well as a few photos from both. Don’t forget to do your part!