Sunday, 6 March 2016

Data Base: Revolution (2012 - 2014)

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Series PremiereSeptember 17, 2012
Series FinaleMay 12, 2014
GenreScience-Fiction, Dystopia, Action, Adventure, Survival, Drama
Country of OriginUnited States
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes42
Running Time43 minutes
Developed byEric Kripke, J.J. Abrams
StarringDanielle Alonso, Billy Burke, Stephen Collins, Giancarlo Esposito, Tim Guinee, Maria Howell, David Lyons, Elizabeth Mitchell,  Zak Orth, J.D. Pardo, Anna Lisa Phillips, Graham Rogers, Tracy Spiridakos


Revolution is set in a post-apocalyptic future; fifteen years after a global blackout set an end to the age of electricity. Warlords and militias have taken over and it’s all about survival of the fittest. Every episode opens with the following introduction:

“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 led 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 someone will come and light the way.”

The main protagonists are the members of the Matheson family, who appear to have been involved in the collapse of electricity and following that logic, should be able to turn it on again. They are hunted down by mercenaries of the radical Monroe Republic, who want the electricity all for themselves to give them a military advantage over their enemies.

Yay or nay?

Revolution is a very intricate TV series that reveals bits and pieces of its world and mysteries one step at a time. It is by no means a horror show but plays with probably THE most horrifying scenario for our modern society – the total, inexplicable and irreversible loss of electricity. Fans of dramatic, action-packed cloak and dagger stories in a post-apocalytic setting should definitely tune in.

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