There's a Revolution taking over NBC, and it premiered Monday night, starring Tim Guinee, Daniella Alonso, Billy Burke (Twilight) and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad).

The latest in a trend of post-apocalyptic television series, the Revolution pilot has a triumvirate of heavy-hitters behind it, including creator Eric Kripke, who also created Supernatural, executive producer J.J. Abrams of Lost, and director Jon Favreau, responsible for the Iron Man films.

The show explores what life would be like without electricity, 15 years after everything goes dark in a world-wide, massive blackout, the cause of which remains totally mysterious — think, island with a mind of its own mysterious.

While some characters seem to know what's going on better than others, they're all in pretty much the same boat in the pre-industrial world that Earth moprhs into with no electricity, which is under martial law and depends entirely on agrarian means of survival.

Part of the appeal of the show seems to be the looming question: where did all the electricity go? Some characters pull out interesting theories, though most say things like "physics went insane," and only Ben (Guinee) seems to know anything for sure. But he's not talking … yet.

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  • anglesmith719
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    I have always wondered what the world would be like without electricity and according to this guy that works at DISH with me it looks like some one has answered my prayers. I have only seen the preview for Revolution, but if it is as much like Lost as I think, we are in for an awesome season! Thank goodness my Hopper automatically records all of the prime time shows on CBS, because I am watching this one as soon as I get home.

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