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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Show creator Eric Kripke was born and raised in Sylvania, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo. Many names from that area feature in the show, including the neighborhood the main characters live in at the beginning of the series, Sylvania Heights. See more »

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Dial-up modems would be utterly useless during a worldwide blackout. Even if you could get both computers powered up and running the network infrastructure necessary to dial out is still non-functional. See more »

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Rachel Matheson: It's happening, isn't it?
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References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

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Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
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Performed by AC/DC
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott
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No originality here.
18 September 2012 | by 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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