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Tonight’s “Revolution” is titled “Kashmir” and features the old Led Zeppelin song. Every movie and TV show ever made could benefit from the use of “Kashmir” and/or “The Immigrant Song,” I believe. NBC says:

Miles and the gang are bound for Monroe's lair - Independence Hall, but their efforts are impeded when they begin to have difficulty separating fantasy from reality. Meanwhile, Danny starts to grow suspicious of Rachel.

Erick Kripke is credited with creating “Revolution,” but I just read somewhere that Kripke’s original pitch was about the aftermath of a decimating worldwide plague. It was J.J. Abrams who came up with the concept of all the cars and refrigerators and phones suddenly no longer working.

A four-month “Revolution” hiatus is almost upon us. Next week brings the last episode until March 25.


"Revolution" hit a new personal low last Monday.

CBS finally pulled the plug on "Partners," which also hit a new low last week:

Mondays, Sept. 10-Nov. 12, 2012
(Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; older weeks in parentheses)
4.9 (5.1) (4.3) (4.5) (5.2) (5.7) (6.8) (6.4) (6.4) (4.9) Monday Night Football
4.4 (4.5) (4.8) (4.3) (4.8) (4.8) (4.6) (4.4) (4.7) (4.2) The Voice
3.2 (3.2) (2.5) (---) (3.4) (3.4) (3.5) (3.7) (1.6) (0.8) 2 Broke Girls
3.0 (2.8) (2.3) (---) (3.2) (3.1) (3.3) (3.6) (1.4) (0.8) How I Met Your Mother
3.0 (2.8) (2.2) (---) (3.0) (2.8) (2.9) (3.1) (---) (---) Mike & Molly
2.6 (2.8) (3.0) (---) (3.3) (3.0) (3.2) (3.4) (4.1) (---) Revolution
2.1 (2.1) (2.3) (2.4) (2.1) (2.2) (2.1) (2.5) (---) (---) Dancing With The Stars
2.1 (2.0) (---) (---) (2.1) (1.9) (2.0) (1.8) (0.9) (---) Hawaii Five-0
2.0 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Teen Mom
1.9 (2.0) (---) (---) (---) (2.0) (2.1) (2.3) (2.3) (---) Bones
1.9 (1.9) (2.2) (---) (2.0) (2.2) (1.9) (2.1) (---) (0.7) Castle
1.8 (2.1) (1.8) (---) (2.1) (1.9) (2.1) (2.4) (---) (---) Partners
1.6 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Catfish
1.4 (1.5) (1.5) (1.4) (1.4) (1.5) (1.2) (1.4) (1.5) (1.5) WWE Entertainment
1.1 (1.0) (1.1) (0.9) (0.9) (0.6) (0.7) (0.8) (0.8) (1.0) Basketball Wives
1.1 (0.9) (1.2) (0.8) (1.0) (0.7) (0.8) (1.0) (1.0) (1.1) T.I. & Tiny
1.0 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (0.4) (0.5) American Pickers
1.0 (1.0) (1.1) (0.7) (1.0) (0.8) (0.8) (1.1) (---) (---) Chrissy & Mr. Jones
0.9 (0.9) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Real Housewives BH
0.8 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) College Basketball
0.8 (0.7) (0.5) (0.8) (0.6) (0.6) (0.6) (---) (0.7) (---) The Daily Show
0.8 (1.0) (---) (---) (---) (0.9) (1.0) (1.3) (1.5) (---) Mob Doctor
0.7 (0.5) (---) (0.6) (0.6) (0.8) (0.6) (0.6) (0.7) (0.7) American Chopper
0.7 (0.6) (---) (0.6) (0.5) (0.5) (0.4) (---) (0.5) (---) Colbert Report
0.6 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Jesse James
0.6 (0.4) (0.3) (0.4) (0.6) (0.4) (---) (---) (---) (---) 90210
0.4 (0.3) (0.3) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (---) (---) (---) (---) Gossip Girl
0.4 (0.3) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (---) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (0.5) House Hunters
0.3 (0.7) (---) (0.5) (0.4) (0.3) (0.2) (0.3) (0.3) (0.3) The O’Reilly Factor
0.2 (0.6) (0.5) (---) (0.3) (0.3) (---) (0.3) (---) (---) Hannity


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  • Nov. 19, 2012, 4:49 p.m. CST


    by sauronthepowerful

  • Nov. 19, 2012, 4:50 p.m. CST

    2nd time in 3 days........yay for sauron

    by sauronthepowerful

  • Nov. 19, 2012, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Well..........not really

    by sauronthepowerful

  • Nov. 19, 2012, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Catfish was awkward.

    by Deceased Fan

    Compelling enough for a second view.

  • Nov. 19, 2012, 5:34 p.m. CST

    the end of the world is really nigh. Zeppelin On REVOLUTION

    by rakesh patel

    seriously? of all the shows.. of all the epic battles they could have licensed Kashmir for.. it was REVOLUTION???? nah even that isnt going to tempt me to watch. like an old girlfriend my friends.. never go back. just go on you tube friends!

  • Nov. 19, 2012, 5:38 p.m. CST

    revolution slides down constitency part from one blip.

    by rakesh patel

    My money is on 2.3 this week. let the betting commence!

  • fucking edit button.

  • JJ Abrams and NBC just ripped him off.

  • Nov. 19, 2012, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Smart move

    by Kirsan

    CBS's fourth highest rated scripted TV show, they should definitely get that off the air for at least 4 months. Nobody will get into the habit of watching any other shows in the meantime...

  • Nov. 19, 2012, 7:01 p.m. CST

    That song just reminds me of Godzilla

    by Shabado

    Thanks Puffy.

  • Nov. 19, 2012, 7:11 p.m. CST


    by jeffty

    You mean NBC. CBS isn't that stupid.

  • Nov. 19, 2012, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Revolution doesn't deserve to be on the air. Worst writing ever.

    by happybunni

  • Nov. 19, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST

    And did anyone watch last week's Catfish?

    by billcom6

    That girl was so stupid that it actually made me angry. How can a person be that stupid? How could her family and friends allow her to be that stupid?

  • Nov. 19, 2012, 7:36 p.m. CST


    by Deceased Fan

    Yes. It's moments like that you can only hope some of it is staged. Not just stupid, but dangerous.

  • Nov. 19, 2012, 8:12 p.m. CST

    I just read somewhere...

    by Abraham_Lincoln

    You got a link to that?? Dude, I really like most JJ stuff, I loved Fuller's Pushing Daisies, and I was never at all into Supernatural; but damn your blatant bitchy agenda here really makes it tough. At least PRETEND to have a modicum of freakin impartiality!! Does all the overhype really help your cause????

  • Nov. 19, 2012, 9 p.m. CST

    Beth Behrs

    by KevinMuller

    What a hottie this girl is...good God

  • Nov. 19, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Revolution and S.M. Stirling

    by tailhook

    The concept itself of a world suddenly finding itself without power(extents differ) is shared between the two series, but Revolution has been hewing far closer to The Postman(the Kevin Costner movie) than the Dies The Fire series. DtF was mainly a case study in how humanity survives the immediate aftermath of a complete loss of power, while Revolution is more about the remnants of society trying to put itself back together. So things like militias come into play(complete with branding, an 8 in The Postman, a M in Revolution) and rebels advocating a return to the United States and our plucky hero ultimately looking to break and unite both and reform a new United States, hence the r(Evolution) with the blinky R. We can't go back to what we were, so the obvious finale of Revolution will show what we become. But trying to say it rips off Dies the Fire? If you're going to say that only one movie or one series is ever going to have a core concept and the rest are ripoffs then you could only ever have one movie based around a Heist, you could only ever have one movie with a Serial Killer. All the rest are ripoffs, yes?

  • Nov. 19, 2012, 10:25 p.m. CST

    I watch revolution ....

    by Itchy

    But I keep waiting for it to improve, and it doesn't. I expect it to disappear shortly after coming back. I dont even know why networks develop Sci-fi shows anymore ....they refuse to give them full seasons until they"see how they do", so you always get these audience destroying breaks. Its retarded. Just stop even trying, network fuckwits.

  • Nov. 19, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CST

    @tailhook...billcom6 is correct, they did rip off Sterling.

    by tritium

    A setting in a post-collapse or post-apocalypse society is a "core concept", to use your terminology. A setting in a post-collapse society in which all electronics and electrical power have magically ceased to a direct rip-off of S.M. Sterling's oeuvre. And I am not even a fan of Sterling's writing.

  • Good writing, psh. I'm enthralled. I'm creeping by at 35 on the interstate, witnessing the wreck. I can see the end of the world from here.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Mole! Mole! Mole!

    by Truxton Spangler

    Aren't soldiers supposed to be decent shooters? Charlie's thick head paid off there. Hardly a scratch after knocking her noggin against the railing. I was waiting for Juliet to detonate the bomb and the screen to go white.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Revolution stayed level at 2.6 damm you America and Zeppelin!

    by rakesh patel

    no srsly, how did that happen?

  • Danny? What does it say when NBC's promo people can't even be bothered to get the character's name right?

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    I'm no mechanical engineer

    by jim

    so maybe someone can answer this for me: Is it believable that someone can take 5 seconds to look at an under-construction device and tell with absolute certainty that it is a bomb? That he could without a doubt be able to discern the difference between a home-made bomb and a home-made power amplifier? Remember, this is a cobbled-together device that is powered by a magical power-producing pendant (which, I assume, also would have acted as the explosive material). I don't know, maybe for fun back in the day they all used to build both pendant-power amplifiers and pendant-powered bombs so he instantly knows one from the other?

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST

    More questions, this time about Hawaii 5-0

    by jim

    Did the kidnappers know there was a cop in the house before they found the badge? It seemed like that was the first time they knew that. But they shot that other cop for looking at the parked cars. He stops walking for a second when he sees her car and, I assumed, the kidnappers realized he just figured out the wife had lied to him and she was still there, so they shot him. But if they knew that the officer he came looking for was still there why were they so surprised later on when they found her badge? Did Kono have her gun on her of did she also give that to the kid to hold onto in the closet? Also, I'm no tactical expert, but wouldn't it be easier, with better odds of rescuing your held-at-gunpoint officer, trying to take them out as they exited the house. You know, with a dozen SWAT guys and snipers while the 4 crooks walk from one fixed point to another. As opposed to one cop with a gun standing up in a speeding car, trying to take out 3 crooks inside a moving van through a narrow doorway? Just seemed to me like the second plan was the higher risk one where more could go wrong. Good thing the guy driving left the window rolled down and the door unlocked.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    What Was The Point of Using Kashmir? Especially In That Sequence?

    by Crow3711

    Last night was a truly crap episode of revolution, with the "low oxygen hallucinations" being one of the sillier excuses to have characters confront their psyches I've ever seen...but why did they make such a big deal out of Kashmir? They used it, ineffectively in my opinion, for about 14 seconds. Did you really need to name the episode after that? WTF? Not to mention it had nothing to do with anything going on thematically, just like, hey look we're a cool show, we play zeppelin man! I was astonished.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 12:36 p.m. CST

    SHit. Boss is cancelled.

    by rakesh patel

    loved season 1, didnt get around to watching season 2. dunno if it will be worth it now..

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Maybe if you had watched Season 2, mr_x_, there would

    by Itchy

    be a season 3. Nice job. In other news, I was getting a kick out of reading the posts on Starz' Facebook page. People are pissed. Thankfully, for me, it means I'll be saving $150 a year, as there's not much reason to keep the movie channel.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Marketing for Led Zeppelin

    by Notliw

    A friend of mine told me that Led Zeppelin is putting out a new album this week. I'm assuming that NBC/Universal has some affiliation with the music distributor releasing the album. Revolution (at the time) was the top rated show. What better way to expose it and give it some (free) publicity.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 2:06 p.m. CST

    You are right blackstadamus

    by jim

    it was cross-marketing. The way the scenes were done the music could have been anything. Those scenes would have played pretty much the same way had Zepplin's music been replaced with the latest Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber, or whatever NBC Universal was looking to sell. Although one might think somewhat differently of Giancarlo Esposito's character had he said "I've missed this kind of music" as he walks in on Elizabeth Mitchell listening to One Direction.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    I found the whole mine 'disarming' thing far more implausible

    by tailhook

    In general, if you trigger a mine like that, you can simply kiss your ass goodbye. They are not made to be disarmed and don't come with nifty screw-off plates so that you can get to their innards. Typical Hollywood Garbage writing.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 4:29 p.m. CST

    @itchy sorry man.

    by rakesh patel

    RIP Boss

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    NBC Wins First November Sweep in Nearly a Decade

    by rakesh patel

    Truly we have crossed over to bizzaro world. This fringe universe colour is purple.

  • Nov. 20, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Revolution is insulting to my intelligence.

    by Breotan

    Not as bad as season 2 of Jailbreak but pretty damned close.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Why the fuck is Daniel Dae Kim in Hawaii five 0?

    by rakesh patel

    I like Daniel, i like he's work, he's been in programs i like and it's been a slog for him to be recognised. Must be, he isn't white and there isn't a dearth of Asian characters for him to play. But man he was in lost that dude can act. So why the fuck 5-0? Maybe its a relatively easy paycheck living in the sun. But C'mon Daniel, you're fucking better then that. South Korea cinema is blowing up, why the fuck aren't you the cross over artist that puts in out into mass appeal? Someone get daniels agent on the line.

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Couldn't the writers just say there was a gas leak or something?

    by MoneyGrabSequel

    That was some lazy writing - the air in that space would last for, well I don't really know ... but more than a few hours for sure

  • Nov. 21, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST


    by Dheep

    I have been following along. Some decent ideas ,but this latest - the 30-40 mins of tunnel-walking and Hallucinations? Come on. How terrible. Aren't you ashamed? And this breathless announcer" FEATURING the music OF .......Led Zeppelin!!!! Like , so what? Come on ,how childish. And the acting ...Jeez.Who the hell is the guy with the pinched lips playing Monroe? How in the WORLD did he get this gig? This is below GianCarlo's abilities.