I don’t watch much network TV, but someone told me about this show and I watched it last night. It wasn’t anything to write home about, but I think the fact that a show like this has made it onto network TV says something about the mood of the country. It’s based 15 years after the lights go out in the United States. Big cities become uninhabitable. They are abandoned. People kill each other for food. Bullets are a rare commodity. There is no functioning government. This is not an unrealistic picture of our future. It is entirely possible if we continue on the same path. In previous Fourth Turnings the mood of the country was captured by novelists, painters and photographers. Since no one reads books in this country anymore, it seems TV and movies are where you see the mood captured. Shows like this one and movies like Hunger Games are a reflection of the dark days that await.
Revolution takes place in a post-apocalyptic dystopian future. Fifteen years earlier, an unknown phenomenon disabled all technology dependent on electricity on the planet, ranging from computers and electronics to car engines, jet engines, and batteries. People were forced to adapt to a world without functioning technology. Due to the collapse of government and public order, many areas are ruled by warlords and militias. The series focuses on the Matheson family, who possess a special device (resembling a flash drive) that is the key to not only finding out what happened fifteen years ago, but also a possible way to reverse its effects. However, they must elude Sebastian Monroe the General and President of the Monroe Militia who wants to possess that power for himself.
|“||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.||”|