I know that ABC's new series Revolution isn't a part of the spy-genre, but I thought I would throw another interesting topic on the fire. I've seen this sort of revolution or movement of sorts in television lately and I would love your thoughts.
We've seen huge blockbuster movies create small screen copycats, writers, producers, directors, actors, feeding off the body of movie that hit it big. For instance, when the Twilight books and movie series came out, all the sudden there was anything and everything vampire. Shows like Vampire Diaries and True Blood have hit it large on the coat tails of one simple idea- fanged day sleepers.
This concept hit me last night as I watched Revolution. I began seeing bits of Hunger Games- this young girl, bow and arrow in hand, fitting off militia, living in a District-like republic. Charlie is showing a little bit of Katniss Everdeen, and I'm not mad about it, but it feels familiar. The post-Apocalyptic premise has been done before, but with other series, like Walking Dead (which I am obsessed with by the way) it seems like the end of the world is rather interesting to viewers.
My question is, when is enough enough? When are we going to get sick of the vampires and zombies and the wars, diseases and loss of electricity that end society as we know it? How do you think Revolution fare in prime time? Did you watch?