Monday, July 2, 2012

“Revolution”: A New NBC Series

456267_353562004707653_2143150110_oThere is a new Apocalypse hitting the world thanks to NBC and the mind of J.J. Abrams. The new series revolves around some cosmic event that sends the world into total and permanent blackout. Then 15 yrs later and wah-la we have a hero?! Maybe. I am all forgiving new sci-fi dramas the benefit of doubt before casting them off as a visible embarrassment. After all I watched 1 1/2 seasons of “Falling Skies” before I completely gave up. (It just became to exhausting forcing myself to find things to like about it.) Of coarse the same can be said for “Terra Nova”. Ah the list goes on over the past decades of television. However I will hold that this show “Revolution” may manage to hold me for a season. Who knows…until this week I never heard of it before.

From director Jon Favreau ("Iron Man," "Iron Man 2") and the fertile imaginations of J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke ("Supernatural"), comes a surprising "what if" action-adventure series, where an unlikely hero will lead the world out of the dark. Literally.

Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why?

Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down, the lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it?

On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman's life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously - and unbeknownst to her - had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future.

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