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Trailer: Revolution

It seems that J.J. Abrams is out to rule the SF TV universe. With Alcatraz down and out and Fringe with 13 episodes left, that leaves Person of Interest as the only Abrams show (or show he works on) that may have a future. Well not so fast! NBC has picked up yet another Abrams TV show, to air this fall, called Revolution. What’s it about? The post-apocalypse!

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, 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.

Well okay then! Have a look at the trailer:

I get a Hunger Games/Jericho/Emberverse vibe after watching this, and that’s not a bad thing. And what’s an Abrams show without a mystery? We definitely have that here with the mysterious person using some sort of battery powered computer. That’s some battery. Hopefully the reason the “lights went out” makes more sense than the nuke dropping Jericho

I was planning on checking out the first couple of episodes, but then my oldest son expressed his interest, out of the blue, this morning so it will definitely go in our TV rotation. At least until it starts sucking. Which, being NBC, may be right away or as late as the final episode of season 1.

What say you?

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8 Comments on Trailer: Revolution

  1. Me thinks I’ll be watching this. Especially if Fringe goes bye-bye–I can’t believe I read that it’s the lowest rated series they’ve got on Fox. Yeesh. Love that show.

  2. jasperwolf // May 16, 2012 at 10:45 am //

    Call it “Devolution”. Tedious, silly, and redundant. Pretty white people who cry a lot, and who caused the crisis, are hunted down by Black, Latino, and Asian bad guys. Let’s see, did the writers profile the races correctly? As least they didn’t call it “Progress”.

  3. mrskatemalone // May 16, 2012 at 10:52 am //

    Sounds like he ripped off S.M. Stirling.

    • Mark Stephenson // May 16, 2012 at 10:58 am //

      Just what I was thinking. If the writer was Ellison and not Stirling they would be in court already working out a settlement.

  4. Dave Thompson // May 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm //

    Set up? Yes!

    Execution and acting? Uh…wow, some of that looks bad.

  5. It also reminds me of a gentler, more pastoral story called “The Waverlies” by Frederick Brown.

  6. Looks too clean and well tailored.But you never know could be alright.

  7. Mark Stephenson // May 17, 2012 at 11:56 am //

    The loss of technology, without which the population “carrying capacity” of the planet would be massively reduced, would immediately precipitate a die-off of Malthusian proportions. Wonder if they’ll allude to that or whether it will just be a “cozy catastrophe,” as Michael Moorcock once said of some of Wyndham’s work.

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