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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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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15 years after the blackout...they will light the way. 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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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Some of the episode names in the first season are Led Zeppelin song titles, such as: Kashmir, Nobody's Fault But Mine, The Song Remains The Same & No Quarter See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, a common television error involving firearms takes place. Usually whenever a gun is seen or pointed, a gun cocking sound is heard when the character is not cocking the gun or in some cases with hammerless guns that cannot be cocked. This includes after the sound has already taken place, such as when the character re-points the gun at another person. Doing so in real life with a semi-automatic rifle such as the ones used in the series would result in a round being ejected from the gun, which does not happen. See more »

Quotes

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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Favorite TV series of the last 5 years
19 October 2012 | by Smiling_slinkySee all my reviews

I really enjoy Revolution. There is a start for you. I caught a commercial for it while watching the Olympics, and I was genuinely curious about this post-apocalyptic action/adventure series.

To give some background, I don't watch serious TV. I don't like Dr. shows, I didn't like 24, Lost, or countless other serious series because they all suffer from filler and pointless drawn out dialog that is light years from even a decent movie.

Despite these reservations I decided to give Revolution a chance, and was more than pleasantly surprised but rather floored in amazement. Since then I am continued to be impressed that the writers have not sunken to the level of the pointless drivel/time-wasting conversations, but are instead filling each episode with amazing cinematography, great characters, and great action.

The crowd here on IMDb is very strange in that the hipster thing to do seems to be to criticize this show to no end, and hate it. I guess the TV audience that posts on IMDb are not in touch with the average public because everyone I talk to about Revolution loves the show and enjoys it every week.

Revolution satisfies what I look for from cinema in a weekly serial format, and for that I could not be happier, and will continue to enjoy this show.


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