What would you do without it all? In this epic adventure, a family struggles to reunite in an American landscape void of electricity: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology -- computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights -- has mysteriously blacked out forever.
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Did You Know?
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
More firearm errors: Most of the characters using fully automatic rifles fire them on full-auto. There are three notable errors involved here. First, ammunition is at a premium, so soldiers/militia would not use this setting as it consumes ammunition much faster than single shot mode. Next, modern rifles such as the M4 or M16 fire at least 700 rounds per minute on full auto. Since the magazine capacity for these is at most 3o rounds, they fire over 11 rounds per second. This would exhaust the magazine in under 3 seconds firing full auto, yet characters are shown firing for sustained periods without reloading. Finally, seasoned shooters such as militia members would realize firing full auto is the least accurate mode of fire and would avoid using it in a gun fight. See more
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.
Referenced in Meet the Mormons