Revolution (2012– )

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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 (40 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Charlie Matheson (40 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Major Tom Neville / ... (40 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Sebastian 'Bass' Monroe (40 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Rachel Matheson (40 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Aaron Pittman (39 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Jason Neville / ... (39 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Nora Clayton (21 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Dr. Gene Porter (20 episodes, 2013-2014)
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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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Andrea Roth played Rachel Matheson in the pilot but was replaced by Elizabeth Mitchell for the series after the character was reworked. 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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typical for network television: that is, stupid and bad
26 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was expecting nothing from the "science" in this, and I got nothing, so I won't harp on that.

What I will harp on is the characters. It is set a dozen years after no electricity; people have been surviving in a difficult world, on too few calories, with too little medicine, have witnessed murders and stealing and a brutal military dictatorship, and no doubt rapes and probably (though it's not shown) freakout insanity and cannibalism and many deaths from childbirth and simple infections gone septic. And yet the teens act like spoiled white American suburban teens. And the adults around them let them! This is crazy. When you're in a survival situation and the experienced fighter says, "shut up" or "stay there," or "no" or "of course we have to kill this bad guy," the child will not whine and do what they please and run the world, like a suburban kid of professional divorced parents who throws a hissy fit to get the newest wii. They'd do as they're told--or the adult would shoot them very quickly or beat them unconscious because they were putting other lives at risk. It's not today's suburban American with all our cushy values, free time, and needless electronic crap. It's supposed to be a dire survival situation, and yet no one is acting like it. They're all acting as if they have 5000 square foot homes, wall to wall carpet, and not a care in the world beyond their next tooth-whitening appointment. This is, at best, a sad lack of imagination.

Every TV show like this needs to hire a consultant who has actually...oh, I dunno...grown up on a real, struggling ranch and hunted for the table should do it. Those who never had to get up before dawn to go out and crack the ice on the trough, or live on 20000 calories spread over a month because that's all there is, and who do not have the wit to imagine doing so, really shouldn't write this sort of thing.

Watching episode 2 on Hulu, I kept wondering, do the car manufacturers pushing electric cars to me have no sense of irony about advertising such an item during a show that says "electricity might end" and "we can live without it." Maybe they should rethink that strategy.

A combination of stupidities that makes me, again, hope for the end of the human race; if we use our big brains this badly, truly, extinction is what we deserve.


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