Courtesy Microsoft Clip Arts

Courtesy Microsoft Clip Arts

Are any of you watching this new show on NBC this year? It’s about how society survives after all the power goes out.

The story starts about 15 years after the power has gone out when America is divided into different territories ruled by different leaders.  And then there are the rebels who don’t want to live under the prevailing leader.  Big cities are cesspools of vice while most of the rebels live in camps where they grow their own food & rely only on themselves.  Through flashbacks we learn how different people reacted to the power outage, often giving us insight into their characters.

The series begins with an attack on a rebel camp where Ben, Charlie & Danny live, near Chicago in the Munroe Republic.  Ben, somewhat of a leader, is killed & his son Danny is kidnapped.  His daughter Charlie & a couple of other rebels go looking for Danny.  The Munroe Republic is ruled with intimidation & an iron fist.  The journey is fraught with danger as they have to avoid the leader’s troops as well as individuals who do not belong to any rebel groups.

This is an interesting show as it deals with what happens to society when there is a power vacuum (after all the power goes out) & how people survive & thrive.  I am enjoying it very much.

Photo courtesy of NBC

Photo courtesy of NBC

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