New NBC Series, “Revolution”, Portrays Life After The GridMay 24th, 2012 | By RhinoDoc | Category: Books & Movies, In the News, Reviews
I was looking at the new NBC Series, “Revolution.” It looks like it maybe a fun series to get into, it is a little like “Jericho” with it’s fractions fighting each other, long lost relatives coming in and out of the story, and the journey to find what the truth is. Unlike “Jericho”, “Revolution” does not reveal what the cause is up front.
The meat of the story takes place 15 years after the “event” occurs. War Lords rule much like the Kevin Costner film”The Postman”, and the weak community must come together to save one of their own.
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.
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.
I am looking toward the Fall premiere to know more…