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Revolution 

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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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Eric Kripke
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Billy Burke ...  Miles Matheson 42 episodes, 2012-2014
Tracy Spiridakos ...  Charlie Matheson 42 episodes, 2012-2014
Giancarlo Esposito ...  Tom Neville 42 episodes, 2012-2014
Zak Orth ...  Aaron Pittman 42 episodes, 2012-2014
David Lyons ...  Sebastian 'Bass' Monroe 42 episodes, 2012-2014
Elizabeth Mitchell ...  Rachel Matheson 42 episodes, 2012-2014
JD Pardo ...  Jason Neville / ... 40 episodes, 2012-2014
Stephen Collins ...  Dr. Gene Porter 22 episodes, 2013-2014
Daniella Alonso ...  Nora Clayton 20 episodes, 2012-2014
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Storyline

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. Written by ahmetkozan

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Take back the power. See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revolution See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Billy Burke's character is called "Miles Matheson". In Day 2 of the TV series "24", he played a guy named "Gary Matheson". 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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Post apocalyptic middle America soap opera
29 October 2012 | by stfualSee all my reviews

I've given Revolution five episodes because I love post apocalyptic dramas and films generally but this really is awful. Forget the fact that the plot is full of holes and general stupidity. Apparently 18 years after wars and the end of civilization everyone has discovered the secrets of moisturizer, hair gel, makeup, and they have invented the non-electric travel iron and curling tongs. Also they have access to an endless supply of clean push up bras and flimsy outfits.

I suggest the producers go live in a third world country for a while where most waking hours are spent focused on survival and getting enough to eat and drink, and where the balance between male and female power shifts dramatically when democracy and regulation is removed. Also see how fast the trains go when you have no idea if the track ahead has a cow or a tree on it.

While the "Walking Dead" staggers into soap opera territory too often at least it clearly recognizes the difficulties of just surviving and meeting basic human needs while trying to move to a better world of lofty moral standards.

Revolution has the moral philosophy of the film "Taken" in that as long as the very annoying, sobbing,teenage white virgin drama queen girl and boy are OK everyone else can die for them without anyone caring.

Everyone involved with Revolution should quickly watch the 1984 BBC drama "Threads" and start again before it gets the cancellation notice it currently deserves. Also please kill off that sobbing girl.


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