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Is TV show Revolution a knock-off of TV show Jericho?

Asked by anartist (14732 points ) September 24th, 2012

I can’t find any producers and writers in common but they both feel exactly the same except that Jericho stayed within region more.

What do you think?

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El_Cadejo's avatar

Havent seen Revolution but I just started Jericho on Netflix a couple days ago. Awesome show so far just don’t see how long they could make this show go on for….(then again that may be why it was canceled)

JLeslie's avatar

Yeah, more or less it is. It also reminds me of Flash Forward a lot.

FutureMemory's avatar

@uberbatman Once you’re done watching seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix, be sure to look for the ‘third season’ of the show that was put out in comic book form.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@FutureMemory Yea I just read about that, I’ll have to check it out. My only real problem with the show so far is how stupid and just dickish the towns people are at times.

marinelife's avatar

No, I think the elevator pitch for Revolution was “Hunger Games for TV”.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@marinelife and Hunger Games was Battle Royale for Americans. Battle Royale was much better imo.

marinelife's avatar

@uberbatman I’ve heard that. I have not seen it or read it though.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@marinelife I suggest reading the novel and then the manga if your into that sort of thing (because of the length of the manga they are able to devolop each character much better). The movie is pretty good but a bit cheesy as well(low budget). I will say though the series is rather graphic so if that sort of thing bothers you, then stay away from it.

Buttonstc's avatar

It’s also like any other post-apocalyptic/dystopian plotline in movies and books.

So,even tho the basic idea is
not new, (and there arent many basic ideas left which don’t borrow from history or literature somehow) it’s the execution/characters that make the difference. That’s what will determine the success or failure of this one.

I watched the pilot and recorded the second episode and so far I find it interesting and well done. It will be interesting to see how long it lasts.

Just as an additional observation on the knockoff idea: complete originality isn’t necessarily rewarded while lots of ripoff ideas are.

Last season, Terra Nova presented a pretty unique take on the dystopian plotline by sending people back in time ( REALLY WAY BACK to the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth) and even tho pretty original, got canceled after one season. But that’s Fox for ya.

I don’t necessarily mind similar premises being repurposed as long as it’s done well.

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