Revolution is a new television show that has premiered on the NBC network for the 2012-2013 Television viewing season. Revolution tells the what-if scenario about what would happen if all the electricity was suddenly shut down all around the world. What would happen to humanity when there is no electricity to fall back on? Even the solar powered and going green initiative was also not initialized because there was no power to use them.
The story starts out with a man coming home in what looks to be a panic and his wife knowing something is up. He puts a small flash drive of some sort into his laptop where it begins a download. The next thing they know is that the power is fluctuating and soon goes out. The man goes outside and watches as the whole neighborhood’s power does the same thing and then goes out. He also watches as a plane that is flying overhead loses power also and spirals out of control then crashes not far away. He had also called his brother to warn him and we watched as he had got out of his car, which had lost power, and watch as the cars behind him and the surrounding area lost power also. We are given a glimpse of the Earth itself as the whole planet lost power.
Fifteen years later we are given a look at what has happened in those years to the people and how they had survived. The narrator tells the viewer that after the power went out, the governments fell, the Militia took over, and people began to learn to do things the way it was before electricity. Many took the way of farming to survive while others took other routes. Many still lived in their houses but lived a simple life. The story centers on the Matheson family who apparently are the leaders of their little area. Soon, however trouble arrives in the form of the local Militia, who end up killing the father and kidnapping the son. We find out later he is bait for the brother, who is wanted by the Militia. This all happened in the first episode and there is more of their story to tell.
It is an interesting story to tell about life without any form of electricity and how to survive without it. There is a lot of what-if’s in this show. What if the power went out permanently? What would happen to humanity? How would they survive? In this show, they answer it by reverting back to farming and living off the land. At least most of them do while others resort to the Militia and other forms of living. Many forms of governments have fallen and other kinds rose up. I was intrigued by the show; enough to want to watch and I will continue to watch to see what happens. It is an intriguing plot and could go far if given the time and chance to do so. This show sort of reminds me of the last 2011-2012 TV season where a show called Terra Nova was introduced. This show reminds me of that, except without the dinosaurs. If given a chance, this show could survive and show more about life without all the amenities that we, today, all use and love.