Revolution (2012–2014)

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Fifteen years after a permanent global blackout, a group of revolutionaries seeks to drive out an occupying force posing as the United States Government.


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Series cast summary:
 Miles Matheson (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Charlie Matheson (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Tom Neville / ... (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Aaron Pittman (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Sebastian 'Bass' Monroe (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Rachel Matheson (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Jason Neville / ... (40 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Dr. Gene Porter (22 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Nora Clayton (20 episodes, 2012-2014)


Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it? On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman's life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously - and unbeknownst to her - had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future. Written by NBC Publicity

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There are several references to author Stephen King throughout the series including episode titles 'The Stand' and 'The Dark Tower' and Miles' pseudonym in Season 2 is 'Stu Redman' one of the central characters in 'The Stand'. See more »


Miles Matheson: We lived in an electric world. We relied on it for everything. And then the power went out. Everything stopped working. We weren't prepared. Fear and confusion lead to panic. The lucky ones made it out of the cities. The government collapsed. Militias took over, controlling the food supply and stockpiling weapons. We still don't know why the power went out, but we're hopeful that someone will come and light the way.
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"But when you talk about destruction...don't you know that you can count me out"
18 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

"Revolution" has it all. Bad writing. Bad acting. Bad premise. The trifecta. Which probably means that, in the grand tradition of groundbreaking TV shows like "According To Jim', NBC is prepared to keep this turkey going for 7 or 8 years until it finds it footing.

Giancarlo Esposition is better than this.To paraphrase Lloyd Bentsen, " I knew Gus Fring. Gus Fring was a friend of mine. And you, my friend, are no Gus Fring". Never saw Mr. Esposito in a bad project before, but I guess there's always a first time.

This hodgepodge of "The Postman" and "Life After People" looks dead on arrival. And speaking of "dead on arrival", AMC's little zombie show seems to have a way to make this post-apocalyptic stuff a whole lot more palatable. Just add writers and some committed actors and you got yourself a winner. It CAN be done. But "Revolution" ain't doin' it.

"What's in the whiskey, bitch??" Man. If I had nickel for every time I've heard that.

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