There is a ridiculous amount of self-justification about liking the show going on, in this thread and in general. Almost every person who "likes" it, is quick to point out how they think the premise makes absolutely no sense, but then follow that up with, "... but it's so cool, let's see what they do to explain it." That implies that the writers planned this bizarre setup, in order to give the viewer an explanation for these issues in later episodes.
I don't know how someone can have make the criticisms about the show many are making and then turn around and say it's a good show. If the writers base the show in our physical universe, electricity can't disappear. It is possible to knock out electricity temporarily, and ruin electrical devices with something similar to an EMP. But electricity doesn't disappear forever, it exists all around us, not just in things we plug into the wall. It's a plot hole, from bad writing.
And that doesn't even factor in how apparently none of the survivors are aware of anything that happened in the world prior to electrical technology. Combustion works, because bullets work. Steam power works, because... well because it does. But no one on the entire planet is aware of this. I guess there was a global conference for people with working brains around the time of the incident and they were all in planes when the electricity went out. All the smart people are dead.
Maybe that's the explanation! This show is about what would happen if only stupid people survived. It's Idiocracy with swords!! :)
so painful... so many holes in the plot... so american and shiny... every new actor is sexy and shiny with perfect hair... aaah...
Haha what is this nonsense here with everyone talking about plot-holes and bad writing, just because the writers DELIBERATELY didn't tell us in the first few episodes WHY the power went out? It's because almost noone in the world there KNOWS why it went out in the first place that we don't get informed about this, they build up the plot around this, reveal it just over time like they are doing right now.
Did ppl say back then when LOST aired that its an idiotic show because they didn't tell us in the first few episodes why the god damn plane crashed?
Oh well, its not a perfect show by any means but I really don't understand some ppl here, bashing the show because they didn't reveal all of the plot in the first few episodes. It makes sense that there is no power in the world with how they tried to explain it now, if you like that explanation or not - that's with what they go. But I'm sure most of the naysayers stopped watching this show a long time ago...
Too many big names involved in this show has kind of resulted in lots of mediocre people wanting to get involved too. The show has some really great points (the finale was definitely one of their best episodes) but it's also balanced out by plenty of poor points.
For example, there are some great writers who have written some of the better episodes while at the same time there are some laughably bad ones. Secondly, the character Charlie. She was poorly cast and can't act for shit which is a shame because by ignoring her parts the show's quality increases dramatically. The sudden fact that when they put her into the background of the show later in the season and the show became a lot better for most people.. is no coincidence. Casting a mediocre actor for a major role was a poor call on their part. If it was up to me though, they should have just scrapped the Charlie character all together.. although I may just be over-exaggerating due to the terrible writing for her character so far.
If you stick through to the end it's a great reward. I mean there are some great actors in this with interesting back stories (Tom, Bass, Rachel & Miles) and when the stories makes sense, they're done really well. With people like the director of Iron Man working on this there's plenty of talent, it's just that it's attracted some talentless people wanting a slice of the pie. Anyway, the finale was a great reward. Fantastic pay off. The show went back to the core story again and it's turned out to be pretty damn interesting. Also the great extras like being introduced to the Georgia Federation with their steam powered engines was brilliant as it showed that there are still wealthier countries who have made the most of the blackout. You can certainly tell when Eric Kripke's talent is showing (creator of Supernatural, worked on seasons 1-5).
There's plenty of shit episodes and boring characters but that's all balanced out by the amazing episodes and interesting characters played by some amazing actors. Not worth getting on Blu Ray/DVD but definitely worth watching. Especially considering what the finale left us with, looks like season 2 could be really great if they get rid of all the idiots who left their unwanted mark on season 1. Here's hoping.
For me, the first season had ups and downs. The beginning was a bit slow, I remember enjoying the Pilot but the following episodes were a bit slow-paced, which may be the reason why a lot of people said it had "bad writing", though I don't agree.
I mean, a lot of shows have a premise like that and take a while to explain... in LOST, the true reason for the plane crash was only explained towards the end of season 2!! Either way, they already revealed why the power went out, but people dropped it in the beginning.... if I dropped shows because of the premise, I would have missed many of my favourite ones.
I'm not saying that it's perfect, it does have a lot of flaws and some details that I don't like, but like I was saying, it had its ups and downs along the season, I liked the parallel stories (specially when they were about Neville, great Giancarlo Esposito :P) and it got way more interesting in the second half. I had mixed feelings about the finale, though.. the whole Randall thing was weird.. and I refuse to believe what Neville has accomplished in the last two episodes. (Plus, can't Monroe be reached by bullets or what?? That was impossible.. I know it's for the sake of the plot, but those guys suck at aiming :S)
may be she saves the world or may be she set it on fire
may be she saves the world or may be she set it on fire
Great show!!! u guys are dumb... just sayin :)