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Published at: Sept. 4, 2012, 4:14 p.m. CST

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  • Sept. 4, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Prepare for A LOST Talkback. Again.

    by Crow3711

    It's inevitable. Good luck to this show. Can't compete.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    We're sorry,

    by JAMF

    but the clip you selected isn't available from your location. Please select another clip.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Why do all NBC shows look shitty. BUY BETTER CAMERAS!

    by Saen

    Every NBC show has the same dam aesthetic since around Heroes, and its really not any good.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Shitty Jericho knockoff.

    by Metroid_Fetish

    Just all around bad.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Watched at Comic Con.

    by HellKing

    Interesting how they're promoting this looking like it's the Hunger Games. From what I saw from the pilot it's nothing like the Hunger Games.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 5:12 p.m. CST

    I liked that quite a bit

    by HEADGEEK

    Interesting series. Will see how it plays for a few episodes. We really need to make sure we can keep Electricity going.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Wasn't going to watch this at first

    by bender

    until I heard Eric Kripke - who was the showrunner for the first five awesome seasons of Supernatural - created this show. I'll give it a shot.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    oooh a post from headgeek

    by GeptaOO1

    .... coolest thing is the return of the jedi lunch box

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 5:44 p.m. CST

    by Antimaster

    Watched this last night on demand. First impression was that it was extremely rushed and coincidental. I mean, come on, you walk into downtown Chicago and into the first building you come to and ask for your uncle and he is the person you are talking to??? Really need to flush this out for it to work.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Again with the "can't see it from there"

    by The StarWolf

    Please kill this article such that people don't get frustrated running into that bloody "clip can't be seen from your area" crap. What, exactly, do the people at Aint-It-Cool fail to grasp about this being a BAD THING????

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:04 p.m. CST

    I think this looks fantastic!!!

    by daniel parker

    And smart getting the same actress from HUNGER GAMES to reprise her role here! I predict this show will be a major hit!

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Actually that was a different actress,

    by Paul

    But she does have that Katnis vibe going, I saw this at Comic-Con and totally loved it.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Notes from the agrarian libertarian moron wank festival

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    Candles work, internal combustion engines don't work. Why wouldn't cities revert to at least 1850s level tech - gaslights, cablecars etc? Why would a lack of electricity keep people from maintaining the cities? Better abandon the baseball field. There's no possible way of playing baseball without electricity. How would you keep score? Future Obama on horseback coming to collect taxes from the Ba'ku village. Delicious. FUCKIN' GOVERNMENT. Oh no, they killed the bland LA actor guy who's been in two scenes. HEARTBREAKING. Scene in a former quarry. Shame that steamshovels no longer work. Ha ha. 15 years of apocalypse still produces fat wimpy liberals who can't rough it. "I'm going to get some water." OH MY GOD WATER NO LONGER IS WET!!!! Because you can't produce toilet paper without electricity. FOR FUCKS SAKE DOES ABRAMS THINK INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION INVOLVES THROWING RAW MATERIALS THROUGH A COMPUTER-CONTROLLED ELECTRIC FIELD AND THEN A ROLL OF CHARMIN POPS OUT THE OTHER SIDE? Acid in the whiskey - chemical reactions still work. Looks like walking to Chicago is this series' version of "Yes, we have Penicillin, but it's at the Salk station on the other side of the island" Rotten train tracks. Why isn't there a super rail sytem criss crossing the entire world? What do these people do with their god damned time? The 35 year old nerd guy is the "old timer" aLOL Operating still. STEAM STILL WORKS. U.S.A. broke up into multiple "Republics" - this really is a Hunger Games rip off, among other things. Future Obama and his city folk sunglasses. Algebra teacher can't paint her house because paint sprayers no longer work. End fight is chock full of cliches. General Monroe has evidently been spending the last 15 years antiquing and is a Civil War buff. His militia is the Union army OF THE FUTURE. Note to General Monroe is written in pencil because ink no longer flows? Oh, the USB necklace can make electricity come back on in small local areas without interfacing with anything. Its a magic amulet. Characters: - Elizabeth Mitchell died 15 yrs ago - Bland middle aged LA actor who dies after two scenes - Katniss Everdeen rip off - teenaged "brother" character - Inexplicable British woman who seems perplexed by the concept of "hotels" - Nerdy former Google employee who has managed to not pick up any survival skills in the 15 years following the apocalypse. - Militia head guy who looks like Obama - Militia agent guy who may or may not love Katniss. - Former algebra teacher who lives in busted down farmhouse from the 30s. - Bruce Greenwood Lite, bartender of the apocalypse and cliched action fighter - General Monroe, who I wish was played by Jm J. Bullock

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:58 p.m. CST

    "I liked that quite a bit...Will see how it plays out'

    by Truxton Spangler

    What, the Event made you gun shy?

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Why can't I watch this on my iPod

    by eric haislar

    Christ NBC, why do you limit viewing options?

  • The only post-apoc show I've ever seen handle this honestly was one of the episodes of those world without people speculative documentaries on the discovery channel/Nat Geo/History channel. The Nuclear power plants that are freaking everywhere now would meltdown and everything would be an irradiated wasteland. But of course, Revolution ain't gonna tackle it. Whatever... Some pretty cool visuals, but that's about it. Underwhelmed honestly.

  • I think the secret Abrams of this show will be that General Electric executives pulled the plug on electricity to make the people appreciate them in some sort of bizarre Atlas Shrugged way. ...or General Monroe iss a secret Civil War LARPer and wanted to take his weirdo obsession global.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 7:53 p.m. CST

    …was talking to…

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    Not "…were talking to…".

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Wasn't there a cartoon show from the 80s with the same premise?

    by Royston Lodge

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Potential!

    by Jean-Luc Gothos

    I think after watching the first episode that this show has some serious promise to being a good hit show for NBC. That is so long as they keep the suits out of it and let the writers do their job and write compelling television. I really can't wait to see the next episode.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST

    FIX THE EXPAND ALL BUTTON

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 8 p.m. CST

    saen

    by Rebel Scumb

    I've noticed that to. Its like every NBC show has to be passed through the NBC filter to give it that white sheen. Even the last 2 seasons of LOST kind of had that effect and they were on ABC, but there is something different in the way seasons 1-4 look compared to 5 & 6. 5 & 6 look flatter and less cinematic.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Ok, If Anyone Else Has Watched, I Have A Question (spoilers!)

    by Crow3711

    At the end, how did the black lady end up with the necklace-USB thing? The dying dad gave it to the wussy fat guy to protect. Then the kid got stolen. How did it end up on the kid and how did the black lady get it? What did I miss? I thought the fat guy still had it..he had it in his backpack in the woods... It doesn't make sense! Does it? Other than that...it was okay. Predictable and silly at times, but entertaining enough. Not invested in the story much yet tho. Big crush on Charlie tho, she is gorgeous, jj sure knows how to pick em. The plot twist with Nate being Militia was crazy obvious. Long sleeves? Duh. The fight on the steps was badass, but the set looked terribly fake and silly, which ruined it. I'll watch another episode. Gus fring is still a total badass.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Funny Point About nuclear Power Points Sloth

    by Crow3711

    Pretty bad that the show doesn't address it. Te world would indeed more closely resemble Fallout than Revolution.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Overnight the laws of physics have been violated!

    by Baked

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Overnight the laws of physics have been violated!

    by Baked

    Guns make people fly off their feet, crossbows send you spinning head over heels! It's madness!! No, but seriously, I struggled to keep from laughing in a scene that was supposed to be tense and dramatic.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 8:22 p.m. CST

    necklace-usb thing

    by GeptaOO1

    there is obviously more than one....

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 8:47 p.m. CST

    And...

    by solvseus

    ... canceled.

  • How else do you explain a country where there are more firearms than people relying on crossbows and swordfights just because batteries don't work? No, but seriously, I can only suspend disbelief so much.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 8:57 p.m. CST

    How can there be more than one necklace?

    by Crow3711

    And why would some random black lady who our young hero just happens to stumble upon have one? If that's the truth this show is terrible.

  • Even though I am okay with having to really really suspend my disbelief for these types of stories, I kind of have to agree with a lot of margot_tenenbaum's critiques of this show. They went a bit overboard with the Postman style aesthetic. The biggest gaff was besides the desert eagle, no guns except muskets. At that point, if those are the only types of firearms you got, it would make more sense to equip a squad of troops with crossbows or bow&arrow, with maybe one or two guys specially trained in the art of musket warfare to act as heavy gunner types. Arrows are faster on the reload and also silent. Also, if one was able to turn the power back on, would it do any good at that point? Wouldn't all the infrastructure be destroyed or just plain worn down at that point? The Gus Fring style villain is fun to watch though. I also liked the retro green computer text with the old clunky dial-up sounds. Reminds me of old school science fiction movies and stuff like WarGames. Although, the Egyptian looking magical USB drive that looks like a prop stolen off the set of StarGate seems a bit silly. I also think they should have given this a full two-hour premiere, seeing as they've been advertising the shit out of this since the Olympics. It felt like it was getting going a bit better in terms of conflict and story and intrigue at the end, but then it just ends without much beyond meeting up with the brother in Chicago as being any sort of accomplishment for these characters. Other than that, this show could still be decent. I'll give it a chance to see where it goes from here. It wasn't as bad as I thought it might be, but then again, as far as post apocalyptic stuff goes, I'm more of a Mad Max and Terminator future war with purple plasma-firing rifle type of guy. This Postman-esque Civil War fetish style of post apocalypse isn't really my cup of tea.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Seriously? Swords and crossbows?

    by Beebop

    As has already been stated on here, this country is LOADED with guns and ammunition. If an event like this actually occurred, we would have enough ammo to last for decades at least - and people would figure out ways to make even more, assuming all the engineers and manufacturers and science dudes went bye-bye.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 9:22 p.m. CST

    want to like want to watch but

    by Matthew

    too uptight to invest in a new broadcast network show, It will be cancelled without notice or something like that. NBC seems to be pushing the series so maybe I am wrong

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 9:27 p.m. CST

    My guess at the big *twist* to this series

    by lv_426

    Anyone notice the title which initially flickers on as EVOLUTION, then the R appearing later to make it say REVOLUTION? My guess at the big twist to it all... there was some fanatical group embedded within gov. and the military that caused the blackout because they wanted to speed up human evolution, not from a biological perspective, but in terms of a societal structure of weeding out the weak while allowing the strong to survive and thrive. Maybe creating an uber-militaristic society once modern convenience and technology was out of the way? People wouldn't have gov. and the usual comforts and capitalist society, allowing more primitive tribal mentalities to reform amongst us, thus dividing us. This would allow a well organized army to take advantage of these various territories or tribes (they mentioned there being several republics in what used to be the USA). That means the Monroe militia is not only establishing a power base for this fanatical group, but is cleaning up the remaning dissenters, like the father figure dude in the beginning who Gus Fring was looking for initially because he had the magical USB amulet as well as knowledge of how to turn the power back on. --------------- crow3711 -- Fallout as a TV series That would have been a much better setting for a show like this than what Revolution went with. Or, as you said, if Revolution had ripped-off Fallout's post nuclear setting instead of the aesthetic of The Postman.

  • What I mean is, wouldn't those that figured out early on to grab the best weapons and technology that still actually works, be the group that holds all the power over the regular folks? But swords and muskets? I mean, sure, have a sword as a secondary weapon, but come on. Even if all the modern firearms were gone, why not at least have some sort of WWI or WWII era rifles? Or at least an Old West Style Winchester repeater. Methinks JJ Abrams just wanted to have pretty people in leather jackets looking cool while fighting with swords and crossbows. I wonder if this Monroe fellow will have his troops line up all nice and orderly and fight battles in the old timey fashion of the pre-20th Century mode of warfare?

  • I don't think. I could be wrong but I'd assume most of the ammo would be running out or gone and guns would need to be makeshift or hobbled together. I'll give them that one

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Great Concept - Why so boring?

    by saultonofswing

    Like Terra Nova, great concept, horrible execution. Bland characters, awful dialogue, and they skip ahead 15 years past where all the interesting stuff happens. Thanks for that. Oh, also...great idea to send the two hot girls and the fat nerd out on their own. For those keeping score at home... Time before our heroines are almost raped? 23 minutes. Oh, and she's saved by a guy. Twice. This show would be insulting if it wasn't so stupid.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Look at me Hector

    by cleetdog101

    Glad to see Giancarlo Esposito back in action since losing half his face!

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 10:59 p.m. CST

    I dig it.

    by DanielEsq

    Guys, it's been 15 years. Nothing with electricity works. Take away all electricity, and you think in 15 years that they would already be making guns and bullets and toilet paper? How?? It was a decent premise, and was solidly executed. Feel free to not watch if you don't like it. But without knowing the reason for the disappearance of electricity (which Favreau says they have planned out and vetted with scientists), I'm happy to go along for the ride. Man, some of you posters are real elitist douche-bags with delusions of grandeur.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Nuclear Wasteland? Highly doubtful.

    by tailhook

    Yes.. the nuclear reactors would melt down. But we've had specific examples of such things happening and the massive damage would more than likely be contrained to the local area. More worrisome is radioactive clouds, but just like Chernobyl.. those pass. You'd have a rise in birth defects and what not, but people can't really seem to understand that the world a really huge place. Of a lot more immediate concern would be loss of the food supply and drinking water. That would cause widespread rioting as people clamored over the remaining scraps and *a lot* of people would die in the aftermath, if only from simple starvation or thirst. That would kill far more people than the reactors melting down will.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Physics went crazy?! so stupid

    by and

    At least be consistent If fire works then a combustion engine would work. Do potatos still work? Then you can get a light-bulb to work. Why does no one have bikes? Why couldnt you generate electricity with wind or water? How about showing us revolts and governments falling instead of still pictures. You cant get some b-roll of a crowd NBC? How did the bartender destroy 30 military guys is he a robot or neo? Why is Monroe evil? cuz his men wear black and they play daunting music when he shows up? Why is there shit on the floor everywhere? a bomb didnt just go off. In 15 years trees grew over all the buildings? So hedge trimmers dont work anymore? Why cant they make toilet paper? Why doesnt the 40 year old lady understand what a hotel is? Everyone who works at Google is a millionare? The rapists wouldnt immediately kill the bearded guy? Its just so stupid to say physics are broken If you push a thing and it moves, then physics arnt so broken, that you couldnt use a handcar on the railroad tracks. If we had no electricity 15 years later itd probably be like the late 1800s not the early 1800s I hate that Charlie called him dad for no reason. Its a pet peve of mine in movies or shows when characters blatently state their relationships to each other when they wouldnt in real life. Charlie has no scenes that make me like her and her acting is terrible, at its worst at 30 minutes in when she whines fakely about her dead parents. I don't care about her or her awful also zero personality love interest. Hey remember suspicious black guy with a working computer in jericho well lets just rip that off completely. Give Gus less dialogue and more staring angrily he's much more scary that way, then occasional bouts of yelling badass shit. I'm glad to see Gus again as a "bad" guy dont ruin it by having him talking too much. Anyone else think the premise was retooled at some point that would explain the rubble everywhere? And the lousy set up at the beginning

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 11:47 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed it. Will keep watching

    by iakobos

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Awake was canceled for THIS?

    by AshokForgiven

    Really NBC??? :(

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 12:27 a.m. CST

    How much more crap does Abrams get to flush through the system?

    by kabong

    When do the network traffic managers give someone else a green light?

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 12:33 a.m. CST

    besides the main chick, i enjoyed it

    by jsfithaca

    i mean im not taking it seriously at all but it kept me engaged. ill see how the next few play out. but i agree with ashokforgiven, i would much rather see awake still on the air, that show was great. jason isaacs was so damn good.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Walking Dead set re-purposed here?

    by nomihs

    The first night the 3 of them camped in Revolution, is it me, or was that the same place where the group from Walking Dead ended their season? Also, this whole plot seems like a bad idea, but I'll give it a go.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Whoops, retraction:

    by nomihs

    Not where the three of them camped, but the brown guy.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Re: Awake was cancelled for this?

    by Finn

    No- Awake was cancelled because it was a POS.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Really enjoyed it

    by Finn

    It has a total LOST ending. NBC gave it away in the marketing trailers, which sucks. ABC would have never done that. But it's good. As long as it focuses more on the action and story, and less on the mythical/spirtual that LOST got, well, lost in- I'm down for this show. The actors are all top talent and good at delivering some pretty mediocre written dialog. Let's hope that gets better.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 2:07 a.m. CST

    If electricity quit working..

    by KaraZorEl

    Wouldn't we die? Our hearts, our brains... electric.

  • I see little logic or consistency in the natural consequences of the phenomenum that ceased stuff working. It also seems that there's little logic to what things do not work and what does, and what was affected and what wasn't. Well, a JJ Abrams production where things look like they weren't fully thought out and created haphazardly and where rule of cool reigns over narrative logic. After witnessing his two latest SF movies and so many of his TV shows, why should that come as a suprise? I pity the poor saps who will have to inherint the show after JJ Abrams departs. Like "Lost", they have to make work a show that already started broken, thanks to JJ Abrams habit of shoving different ideas without them being well connected, all played by rule of cool instead of consistency and internal logic. If this show doesn't get past the first season i wouldn't be suprised.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 5:31 a.m. CST

    @kara

    by palewook

    if the show is dealing with an emp type pulse, the answer is no. lots of people would have died on hawaii back in the 60s when the us govt knocked lights by accident 900 miles away from the test if that were the case. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_pulse

  • Our own nervous system is a joint chemical-electric system. No electricity would mean no living animal creatures, at the very least. In truth we do not create electricity, we transform energy in other forms (oil, coal, atomic, kinetic) into electricity. It's all a process of transformation, not creation. In nature nothing is created, nothing is destroyed, everything is transformed.

  • And if you want to be a hit at parties and impress the girls, you can say it in latin: "nulla si crea, nulla si distrugge, tutto si trasforma". You're welcome.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 5:52 a.m. CST

    @Mr palewook

    by albert comin

    EMP would only kill transistor supported technology. While an EMP can kill a car engine at the time of detonation, if it's an old type engine where there is no electronic components, it can restart. Valve based technology is immune to EMP. So, basically, if this is a universal EMP occurence, we would be back to 1940s/1950s level technology, not the fucking middle ages.

  • With the humour being a principal element to maintain. And at least "Fallout" is openly a fantasy story set in a strange future based on 1950s Americana, so the weirdity has some basis.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 7:33 a.m. CST

    @scirocco

    by palewook

    emp pulse doesnt end transistors forever, just the ones that were hit by the pulse. scifi always overlooks that fact. so an emp renders a society unable to function forever, rather than a few months while new components are put into place.. as for what event this show is dealing with, i dont know, i havent watched it.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 8:12 a.m. CST

    I think JJ's brand has been diluted...

    by Jo Grant

    Let's face it, Bad Robot is now a generic entertainment producer, and personally JJ seems more into making movies at this point. He had four critically acclaimed series - Felicity, Alias, Lost, Fringe. Of those, Felicity was somewhat of a cult favorite, Alias was fairly successful, Lost was massively successful, and Fringe is another cult favorite that has hung on for 4 1/2 seasons. Since Lost (other than Fringe) he's spearheaded Undercovers (lasted 13 episodes and was not well liked), Person of Interest (going into its second season, but I found it rather CBS-style bland, despite liking the actors), Alcatraz (it was cancelled after 13 episodes, correct?) and now Revolution. IMO so far Revolution doesn't seem to be adding any original twists to the plot and characters. I was underwhelmed, and I really wanted to like this show. However, I will give props to Billy Burke whose character (appearance, expertise in fighting) is so unlike his character in the Twilight films that if I didn't know he played both characters, I would never have guessed. However, looks like he's going to play (surrogate) dad to a sullen teenager yet again. He's actually kind of...hot. Never thought I'd say that.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    @Mr jogrant

    by albert comin

    For a moment i thought you had writen "JJ's brandy has been diluted", and that's an evil thing to do, to mess with somebody's drink. I have found all the TV shows and movies that JJ Abrams have been involved rather underwhelming. I'm at a loss why he's so popular and well received by public and critics alike. His magic doesn't work for me. As such, and given my opinion of his previous works, i don't expect much from any of his newest shows or his next Star Trek movie. And if the latest is a bad movie, i'll not be disappointed because i'm not expecting much to begin with.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 9:18 a.m. CST

    @Mr palewook

    by albert comin

    See? That makes the premise of this show even worst. If the event that ruined civilization was an EMP. I was thinking if it was possible for such a massive EMP cathastrophe to occur, and what i could think of would be the result of some nearby star going nova (nova, not supernova).

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Utter and complete dreck

    by Marc Cerasini

    Like pretty much everything JJ does. Shit from the National Biscuit Company.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 10:11 a.m. CST

    "Mr. Jo Grant" ...not

    by Jo Grant

    That's Ms. Jo Grant! See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Grant

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    @Ms jogrant

    by albert comin

    Pardon me. I was not aware. I'm not much of a classic Doctor Who connoisseur, sad to say.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 11:08 a.m. CST

    if.........

    by JamesT

    They center this show around her uncle this could be pretty good. But you know they wont...

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 11:21 a.m. CST

    A great concept, but....I have the feeling...

    by Dan

    It will do what LOST loved to do-mislead, stall and stall some more. I hope there is a plan and episodes serve a purpose, not just kill time.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Last Resort is the one I'm looking forward to!

    by Dan

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Yea…The Whole Potato/Lightbulb Thing Is A Problem.

    by Crow3711

    Hahaha, do potatoes still work? Good point. yes. this show is fucktarded. its official. I was still like 70% entertained tho. And Charlie is super gorgeous hot imo. JJ picks em like a champ. She's no evangeline tho. Evangline > Felicity > Charlie > Anna Torv

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST

    IF this show takes it to a "Western" style...

    by Dan

    Use horse for transport, old fashion technology, etc...

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 12:35 p.m. CST

    This is non wizardy Thundarr the Barbarian

    by thepoohguy

    Maybe a planet hurled between the moon and earth causing the blackout...

  • In the Talkback that went away for this...all these points were talked about. "Electricity" can NOT SIMPLY VANISH. If it exists in nature, which it has too for life as we know it to exist, then it exists everywhere. If fire burns, and wind blows, and photosynthesis still occurs...then the laws of physics and biology aren't fucked up and electricity would occur. Lazy, Lazy writing and premise...it is, as I said before, perhaps the most poorly thought out television show ever. Ask me to suspend disbelief, fine; but don't ask me to be a fucking idiot.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST

    You don't need Electricity to make bullets.

    by conspiracy

    1885 the Maxim Machine gun existed..this at a time when the 1883 World Fair was a Hit because it was the first "All Electric" event...people came to see the AMAZING invention..as almost nobody had it in their homes or businesses. Most factories were steam powered..you don't need electricity for steam factories. Sp long as they have the castings..they can make bullets and weapons at a furious pace..and YES..there are PLENTY of people who could make all this happen almost overnight. As I said..the DUMBEST FUCKING PREMISE ever put on TV...this makes Land of the Lost look like hard fucking science.

  • Oh the inhumanity! On the plus side, those sock-wearing, shag-rug owners no longer have anything to fear whenever they touch anything, or anyone.

  • I have no idea how would you say that in latin, I must admit.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    suffered through 15 minutes of this show, enough.

    by palewook

    i'll pass on the rest of the series.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    it's too bad Giancarlo Esposito will now get cast as a token villain

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

    Gus Fring really made an impact on viewers

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    @Mr hank henshaw

    by albert comin

    You're right, it is italian. At first glance it looked italian to me. My mistake. But in italian works even better to impress the ladies. As they say, italian is the language of love. Or lust.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 6:25 p.m. CST

    The show is just dumb

    by Bass Ackwards

    I don't even mean the concept, even if you put aside how poorly thought out and executed it is and just accept it, the show is just teeming with cliches, bland everything, and just a general sense of laziness (casting Esposito prime example, hey he was a bad ass on Breaking Bad, lets just get him!). But I'm sure Abrams and crew will end each episode with enough cliffhangers to make the show feel likes its compelling while it goes nowhere with its shallow characters and plots.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 6:32 p.m. CST

    More like, brought to you by Kripke! But herc hates him for some reason

    by FrodoFraggins

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 6:37 p.m. CST

    It was aight. Typical network diluted drama with Katniss wannabe

    by FrodoFraggins

  • I'd love to see some arcs about efforts to generate electricity by simple means - there has to be some group(s) out there trying to figure things out. Like the premise, but some major suspension of disbelief to get into it. I'm gonna give it some time.

  • Sept. 6, 2012, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Complete rip off of SM Stirling's Change series

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    Abrams read the blurb of Dies A Fire, no doubt about it.

  • Sept. 6, 2012, 2:12 a.m. CST

    How can all the actors have perfectly blow-dried hair if there's no electricity?

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    They all look like they just stepped out of a high end salon.

  • Sept. 6, 2012, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Meh, This is one REVOLUTION that Won't be Televised

    by Stalkeye

    At least, not on any of my LCDs

  • Light, electricity and magnetism are all the same thing, the electro-magnetic force. Am I to beleive that the magnetic field that surrounds Earth is gone too, since electricity is bloked? That's the logical implication. This means this show, the Earth's magnetic field is no longer and cosmic rays shower down on Earth with inpunity. How the fuck mankind didn't died out of severe cancer and total genetic sterilization is a fucking miracle! Fuck, the more i think about this show, the more retard it looks. Again, Mr JJ Abrams create a show where nothing is really though out. The man is really starting to anoy me. Some genious he is!

  • Sept. 6, 2012, 6:27 a.m. CST

    If this show makes it big...

    by astralith

    (which I strongly doubt) I want a t-shirt that says "What's in the whiskey, bitch?!"

  • Sept. 6, 2012, 11:02 a.m. CST

    asma medication, 15 years

    by danielitro

    and also why did the father get shot instead of the teenager?... why wasnt nobody aiming at him?... so many flaws I also hated the styling... Not interested

  • Sept. 6, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    But fortunately, hair conditioner is still in plentiful supply

    by animatronicmojo

    As we ALL KNOW from watching Gilligan's Island, electricity can still be produced by riding bamboo bicycles and making batteries out of coconut shells. Duh-hoy!

  • Those jackets sure look mint.

  • Sept. 6, 2012, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Poor post pilot writers

    by David Cloverfield

    They will have to set up some rules for the blackout won't they? Maybe most traditional fuels changed their properties so they are not flammable anymore, while only bio-electricity works because... Fuck they have their work cut out for them. I'm afraid instead of coming up with a logical, believable world we'll deal with stock Human Drama (like "you are not my mother!) One thing I don't mind are the missing quality guns. in 15 years there would be a lot of conflicts with people emptying bullets into each other. But we have jumped over those awesome, exciting times.

  • Sept. 6, 2012, 11:09 p.m. CST

    typical, corny, network television...

    by dryjism

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Sept. 6, 2012, 11:11 p.m. CST

    plenty of Proactiv too

    by dryjism

    them youngin skins look smoov

  • Sept. 6, 2012, 11:13 p.m. CST

    why not bring dad's body back to

    by dryjism

    Monroe for proof? Corny Shit!!

  • Sept. 6, 2012, 11:17 p.m. CST

    with no more pollutants...

    by dryjism

    will asthma still be a fucking problem???!?!

  • Sept. 6, 2012, 11:21 p.m. CST

    astralith...

    by dryjism

    f'ing hilarious!!!

  • Sept. 6, 2012, 11:27 p.m. CST

    uncle looks like a young Larry Dallas

    by dryjism

    makes the show kinda humorous

  • Sept. 7, 2012, 2:44 a.m. CST

    She's a girl right but she also has a bow and arrows! lol

    by chien_sale

    I swear all these show runners want to fullfill young girl fantasies. Hey we men and grown ups also exist, bunch of mother fuckers!

  • Sept. 7, 2012, 4:08 a.m. CST

    @Mr dry_jism

    by albert comin

    Asham has existed before industrial pollution. Fungus and pollen are as bad for ashma as soot. And without industry, nature would go wild in reclaiming in once industrial and urban areas. It would be bad time for all those with allergies.

  • And i'm pretty certain that the redhead girl from this show has the same jacket that Lawrence had in the aforementioned movie. And Lawrence was an archer and the redhead uses a crossbow. Both archers. Good lord, they really are milking it for recognition for all it's worth, aren't they? JJ Abrams, you are not fooling me.

  • Sept. 7, 2012, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Its not THAT bad, haters........6 out of 10

    by Richard L. Rhodes

    I will watch the 2nd episode....

  • Sept. 7, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    @Mr thelostbat

    by albert comin

    I don't think the issue here is it being bad but rather it's so derivative and most important of all, the premise doesn't make any sense at all.

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