The freshman drama had decent enough ratings for NBC
to renew it for a second season last month, but let's face it - Esposito's role as militia leader Tom Neville
isn't generating nearly as much morning after, water-cooler talk as his Emmy-nominated "Breaking Bad" character Gustavo "Gus" Fring, the mild-mannered drug kingpin who was quick to slice a fool's neck with a box-cutter if something wasn't right.
REVOLUTION - "Soul Train" Episode 105 - Tracy Spiridakos as Charlie Matheson, Giancarlo Esposito as Captain Tom Neville
While "Revolution's" Tom Neville has a similar mix of politeness that can turn to cold-blooded brutality on a dime, the show's science fiction subject matter - survival following a worldwide blackout - may have turned some of his longtime fans away off the bat.