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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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 Miles Matheson (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Charlie Matheson (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Tom Neville / ... (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Aaron Pittman (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Sebastian 'Bass' Monroe (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Rachel Matheson (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Jason Neville / ... (40 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Dr. Gene Porter (22 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Nora Clayton (20 episodes, 2012-2014)
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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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15 years after the blackout...they will light the way. See more »


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Billy Burke had originally been cast as Monroe, but after a day was given the role of Miles. See more »

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Early on in season one they establish that modern firearms are almost never used because it is impossible to produce ammuniton for them. By season two this concept is discarded and the characters routinely use automatic weapons. See more »

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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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It's not as bad as everyone says...
21 May 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In 'Revolution' the power is out, militia has taken over and the government has fallen. I feel as if the reviews on this series don't do it justice. It could be argued that it isn't the most realistic portrayal of what would happen if the power went out but, who actually knows what would happen? For me, I watch movies/series to entertain myself and this is exactly what this provides, entertainment. I don't watch movies or films and question their attempts to get it close to reality, I appreciate the entertainment. The character development is good in my eyes, 'Monroe' and 'Miles' used to be leaders of the 'Militia'. Miles dropped out from power and Monroe has now gone insane with his power, after killing thousands they are both pretty much cold- hearted, which leads to some gruesome deaths. They keep dropping clues and hints about how and why the power was turned off. The characters have good links with each other and every episode is more entertaining. After nearly watching the first season of 'Revolution' I am happy to say that it is awesome, I am kept very entertained through out and feel emotion to some characters.

Also if you love 'Breaking Bad', ''Giancarlo Esposito'' is in Revolution and he plays an awesome character, similar to his Breaking Bad role. I recommend this series if you want something to watch. I give it a solid 7/10.


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