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Revolution – TV review (Fall Preview)

Revolution is a new show on NBC this fall. It is about the “blackout”. In other words, all electricity, engines, batteries, etc. do not work. Before the blackout, we see a man totally aware that the blackout is coming. He downloads a mysterious program to a usb drive and plugs it into a medallion.

The story starts 15 years after the blackout. Most people have moved out of the cities into small communities. It’s like the 1800s again, they’re gardening, raising cattle, & building stuff out of wood. They don’t really say, but it appears that modern weapons don’t work either. They have to use old muskets with gun-powder, crossbows, or knives.

In the cities, Militias have formed. The militias are after a list of people that happen to know something about the blackout. It is rumored that there are people that know how to turn the power back on. The Militia are after them to get the power back on in order to take over the world.

The first episode had Jon Favreau as Executive Producer. I actually enjoyed the first episode. I felt that there can actually be something there. Of course, every new drama by JJ Abrams is supposedly going to be the new “Lost”. This has the mystery there, but will it be as good? I need a few more episodes to know if it’ll be a win. But, this first episode has had me add this to my DVR.

The first episode premieres on Monday, September 17th @ 10pm EST / 9pm CST on NBC. But, you can watch the first episode now on or

One reply on “Revolution – TV review (Fall Preview)”

I am a big J.J. Abrams fan so I’m really looking forward to Revolution. I would love to have another show to theorize about with my co-workers at Dish again – we haven’t had one to talk about since Lost. Since I work late, I’ll be counting on my Hopper to record all my shows for me this fall. It’s a relief to know I won’t run out of room for everything since I’ve got literally 2,000 hours of recording space now. I can’t wait to come home to a full DVR every night. Here’s hoping Revolution is great and that NBC doesn’t decide to pull it before it has a chance to find a decent audience.

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