The world has lost all its power. No cell phones, no computers, no cars, planes, TV, no electricity.
15 years after a worldwide blackout people struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic America.
This is an amazing sci-fi dystopian world and I can’t wait for the next season to start tomorrow.
I won’t give too many spoilers if you haven’t watched Season 1 yet (why?). Season 2 should be wild. So much has happened since we first met our heroes, villains and those in between. We have found out what caused the blackout, what could fix the problem, but as we know, nothing is ever that simple where power and Power are concerned.
There are some who never want the power to return so they can keep their Power, their supremacy.
I was unsure if this show would catch on, after all, people have become such slaves to technology. But it’s a hit. Obviously we’re gravitating to dystopian worlds because on some level we realize we’re already living in one.
Just as we want to believe we are trying to make our world better with technology, on some level we realize it’s moving too quickly without any idea of where it is going or what can go wrong.
I would highly recommend this show, the cast is outstanding, fast-paced, but watchable, action-packed, and the plot intriguing.
Awesome cast: Billy Burke (Twilight movies, I know, people need to work, Monk, 24, Rizzoli & Isles)
Tracy Spiridakou (Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Psych, Supernatural)
Elizabeth Mitchell (V, Lost, ER, House MD, Boston Legal, Santa Clause 2&3)
Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Once Upon A Time, Criminal Minds, Bones)
Zak Orth (Vicky Christina Barcelona, Romeo & Juliet)
David Lyons (ER, Sea Patrol, Safe Haven), Colm Feore &
Daniella Alonso, J.D. Pardo, Tim Guinee, Graham Rogers, Anna Lise Phillips.
Turns out this REVOLUTION will not be televised.
There are so many things to love:
Two Wild and Crazy Guys,
The Church Lady,
Beep in a Box, Ed Grimley,
Canteen Boy, Spinal Tap,
Mary Katherine Gallagher,
Father Guido Sarducci,
Matt Foley, Goth Talk,
Sarah Palin, Pat,
Sprockets, Wayne’s World,
Larry the Lobster,
Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer,
Mr. Peepers, Weekend Update,
Samurai Tailor, More Cowbell,
Toonces the Driving Cat,
The Last Voyage of the Starship Enterprise,
Chronicles of Narnia (Lazy Sunday) –
I could go on and on, believe me, I could, but there’s a special place in my mind for Mr. Bill.
Mr. Bill is the clay figurine clown created by Walter Williams (sent to SNL as a Super-8 reel as part of SNL’s request for home movies) to parody children’s shows. First aired in 1976, 2 years later Williams became a writer on SNL and yahoo, more Mr. Bill.
As a funny, both strange and amusing side note, Mr. Hands, the man seen only as a pair of hands, but who does most of the damage to poor Mr. Bill was played by Vance DeGeneres, the older brother of Ellen DeGeneres, he was also a correspondent on The Daily Show years ago.
Over the years Mr. Bill has been used to advertise products, as answers in shows, in skits, movies, games, teaching about the environment and in anti-drug campaigns – he pops up everywhere. But always with the same pattern. Things start off well for Mr. Bill and those unfortunate enough to be around him like Sally and Spot. That doesn’t last long. Things go badly for Mr. Bill when Sluggo and Mr. Hands show up. Mr. Bill suffers terrible humiliations that escalate quickly to his ultimate demise with his shrieking in a high-pitched voice, “Ohhhh noooooooooooooo…” . Is it wrong to think it’s funny? Perhaps. Is it funny? Yes. Very much yes.