Fifteen years after a permanent global blackout, a group of revolutionaries seeks to drive out an occupying force posing as the United States Government.

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Eric Kripke
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Billy Burke ...  Miles Matheson 42 episodes, 2012-2014
Tracy Spiridakos ...  Charlie Matheson 42 episodes, 2012-2014
Giancarlo Esposito ...  Tom Neville 42 episodes, 2012-2014
Zak Orth ...  Aaron Pittman 42 episodes, 2012-2014
David Lyons ...  Sebastian 'Bass' Monroe 42 episodes, 2012-2014
Elizabeth Mitchell ...  Rachel Matheson 42 episodes, 2012-2014
JD Pardo ...  Jason Neville / ... 40 episodes, 2012-2014
Stephen Collins ...  Dr. Gene Porter 22 episodes, 2013-2014
Daniella Alonso ...  Nora Clayton 19 episodes, 2012-2014
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What would you do without it all? In this epic adventure, a family struggles to reunite in an American landscape void of electricity: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology -- computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights -- has mysteriously blacked out forever. Written by ahmetkozan

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A new power lights the way. See more »


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Billy Burke had originally been cast as Monroe, but after a day was given the role of Miles. See more »

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More firearm errors: Most of the characters using fully automatic rifles fire them on full-auto. There are three notable errors involved here. First, ammunition is at a premium, so soldiers/militia would not use this setting as it consumes ammunition much faster than single shot mode. Next, modern rifles such as the M4 or M16 fire at least 700 rounds per minute on full auto. Since the magazine capacity for these is at most 30 rounds, they fire over 11 rounds per second. This would exhaust the magazine in under 3 seconds firing full auto, yet characters are shown firing for sustained periods without reloading. Finally, seasoned shooters such as militia members would realize firing full auto is the least accurate mode of fire and would avoid using it in a gun fight. See more »

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Miles Matheson: 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 lead 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 that someone will come and light the way.
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I don't get all the hate.. this is a good show!
11 October 2013 | by harinduonlineSee all my reviews

This is a good script well directed. Actors are talented and have chemistry, not the kind of one you usually see. but nevertheless they have a good thing going on.

People usually attack these kind of shows with plot-holes and technicalities. But countless shows with huge plot-holes managed to stay on air because of the level of entertainment they produced. Off the top of my head Stargate SG-1 which ran for 10 season made 2 spin-off shows and straight to DVD movies frequently showed English speaking aliens with American accents. In my opinion that hasn't got anything to do with science or fiction it's merely something they had to do to make the show work in long-term. Revolution is doing the same thing with "diesel engines not working without electricity" and "batteries working after just sitting there for years".

More about the show, Revolution has a very unique way of story-telling. Flash-backs often surprises with hard-to-guess past events that led each character to different points in present. Actor Billy Burke is a natural at portraying Miles Matheson, a highly trained ex-military man with unpredictable emotions towards his peers. Action scenes often include well choreographed sword fights, gun fights and a lot of explosions. The show in no-way seems low budget or badly directed and has the perfect balance of violence and family-friendliness.

If you skipped this show because of any technicalities or potential clichés of post-apocalyptic earth, you might have read. Take it from some who almost skipped it, you should give this show a chance because it will surprise you.


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2012 (USA) See more »

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