I didn't see a thread for the discussion of NBC's Revolution from J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau and so I decided to start one.
I don't really want to give any spoilers and so I won't disclose what took place in the pilot but I really think that the series is off to a good start as the ending of the pilot episode definitely has me psyched to see what happens in the next episode.
All I can say is that the pilot episode was absolutely fantastic'! It was truly stunning, sobering and captivating. J.J. Abrams has crafted something that is truly intriguing and very thought provoking unlike most of the mudwater that is airing on TV today. Revolution feels very 'unique' and it's got that same 'mysterious' mystique that made Lost such an instant classic but what I like even better about Revolution is that Abrams has delivered it in such a way that the whole family can watch and appreciate this show and enjoy it which wasn't the case with Lost. Lost become kind of boring as the overarching mystery kept getting drawn out and the fillers alienated both adults and youth with pure frustration. This show has something for everyone, it feels very Star Wars-ish and it also has the swashbuckling qualities of Pirates of the Caribbean (evidenced by the awesome sword fight) along with witty humor which helps to bring a nice balance between the more somber aspects of the show. Plus, a lot of things take you by pure surprise like the 'Monroe' revelation toward the end of the pilot episode.