Revolution (2012–2014)
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15 years after a global shutdown of all electricity, the Matheson family are hunted by an authoritarian regime known as the Monroe Militia.



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Ben Matheson returns home to his Chicago apartment in a panic telling his wife that the electricity is about to go out. Before it does, he manages to contact his brother Miles and also to download something from the Internet. When the blackout hits, it's a global phenomena - and permanent. Fifteen years later, Ben is living with his children Charlie and Danny is a small rural village. Life is good, even without electricity, until Capt. Tom Neville of the local militia arrives to arrest Ben. Several are killed in the ensuing skirmish and with her brother Danny taken prisoner, Charlie sets off for Chicago with two others from the village, Aaron and Maggie, to find her Uncle Miles. Written by garykmcd

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Many characters in shows usually have names that describe their character or are references to their characters inner self. For example; Miles Matheson, who is "good at killing" is a soldier. His first name, Miles, is a derived name from Latin, where Miles in Latin means soldier, or legionnaire. See more »


As the cars stall on the freeway the electrical disruption moves slowly, the cars stop like dominoes jumping a few feet per second. In the view of earth from space the electrical disruption moves quickly, covering hundreds of miles per second. See more »


Aaron Pittman: Yeah. I used to work at this place called Google.
Charlotte 'Charlie' Matheson: That was a computer thing, right?
Aaron Pittman: Now... it's nothing. $80 million in the bank, and I would trade it all right now for a roll of Charmin.
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References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »


Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Performed by AC/DC
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott
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No originality here.
18 September 2012 | by (Montana, United States) – See all my reviews

Having read S.M. Sterling's Emberverse series, I was anticipating this premiere, in spite of it have no official connection to the series, the obvious similarities made me curious. Suffice to say, the premiere killed the curiosity...and I now know the only similarity to the Emberverse series is the underlying premise -- the lack of electricity.

The premiere did not make me want to watch another episode...because the writers haven't given us a reason to care about the characters. They wanted a Katniss Everdeen...they have a sulky brat brandishing a weapon that she can't reload fast enough to stay alive. They wanted mystery and intrigue regarding the original event...and so they borrowed from "Jericho"? There's nothing original here...I'll be very surprised if this lasts more than another couple episodes.

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