Revolution is more on par with LOST.
In that sence, I actually like the show. If you go into it looking for a realistic SHTF drama -- you'd certainly be disappointed.
It's a low budget series that isn't cast very well, but it's better than all the reality garbage that's all the rave these days.
They're pandering to their audience -- and the reality is that *most* people who watch TV don't want real anything.
If you want a *REAL* SHTF show, watch the History Channel for one of their lost civilization series... because SHTF, that's what the reality would be. It wouldn't be some interesting story of survival -- it would be the annihilation of life, society, and all the infrastructure that held it up.
Sure, we can imagine up some fantasy where something more mild would come along -- but history would tell us it is far more likely that all life, all society, and nearly all infrastructure would be lost in a SHTF scenario.
Why do I say that? Because it's happened so many times before.
Is there a story to tell about survival in that situation? Sure, but how would you make a series about a story that would in all liklihood be very short.
If you've got netflix -- might look at Survivors from the BBC. It's cheezy, but it's an enjoyable bit for the two episodes I've seen thus far.
It has a more realistic tone to it -- from what I've seen.
(Not sure this would really qualify as a spoiler)
In the series -- a flu pandemic hits and kills 99% of the population in a week or two. The story moves from there to a group of survivors living in that scenario.
Which, really, is like a BEST CASE scenario to be a survivor -- IMHO. Almost everyone is dead and absurd amounts of resources are left about for the taking...
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But, again -- it's entertainment not reality. Take it for what you will.
I do agree, though, it would be interesting to see a series on what a more realistic survival scenario would be where *most* people live -- but infrastructure is lost and governments collapse.
That, I think, is what most people on these forums are interested in preparing for.
I think that's, in part, a good deal of what has made The Walking Dead so popular.
Last edited by gommer; 09-18-2013 at 12:26..
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