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.
15 years after the blackout...they will light the way.
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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
The basic premise of the series ( That human beings can no longer generate electricity) defies any type of credibility.
Unless the laws of physics changed on Earth completely, there would be myriad ways to generate electricity from electromagnetism to solar panels. While it might take time to assemble the necessary elements to do this, it certainly wouldn't have taken 12 years to do so. 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 Family Guy: Mom's the Word