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It's more about not having electricity. It took me a while for this to sink in. They had no power source which is why they were using muskets. Power..They had no POWER.
I liked the pilot and hopefully it will continue to improve and build up the characters. I too, am hoping it doesn't go the way of Lost, because that would lose me for sure.
This show had so much potential but was very disappointing, some of my criticisms included:
1. One guy single-handily beating up 20 soldiers? Come on
2. Why are so many people still living in Chicago? Wouldn't they move somewhere where they can actually get food?
3. Why did everyone's clothes look like they were purchased recently?
4. As if they go to Chicago and the first person they ask just happens to be the guy they are looking for.
5. The characters aren't very likable, not sure if it's the choice of actors or the writing?
I wouldn't get too attached to this show because I don't think it will be around too long.
so , if all the lights in the world go out...not sure my car lights should go out too!!???! that was a little ridiculous! Also, the sword fighting scenes are very funny! everyone looks like they didn't practice and are still trying to get the steps right. (these are professionals aren't they) It's a good premise. we'll see how its does next week. It reminds me of the hunger games.
As far as the tech goes. People make their own bullets right now. You have a mold for the bullet, you melt the metal for the casing (think of old blacksmiths forges - bet they came back), you put in gunpowder, (which can be made without tech), there is a press to affix the back of the bullet and there you go. The inhaler mechanism isn't electronic, so it would have worked, the meds just probably would have been inert and useless after 15 years. I assume the "flash" drive is also a shielded portable mini power source. I bet as the show evolves we will see more things like blacksmiths (shoe for the horses,swords, etc.). Paddleboats/steamboats on rivers, steam engine trains, etc. I loved the show, I'm just worried it will go "Lost" on me. I watched the first year of Lost and after that it got more ridiculous, and then just plain boring. The last scene reminded me of Lost so much, I actually don't know whether to keep watching or not. But I LOVED Billy Black as Uncle Bad Ass!
I have two main problems with the logic of the situation: Firstly, even if electricity vanished, I'm pretty sure there would be enough people around the world who know how to make a steam engine (and make trains, cars, ships etc. based on that), which requires no electricity at all. The world should revert to the Industrial Revolution, not the Middle Ages... Of course it may turn out that all these people and books were eliminated or something like that but I highly doubt it.
Secondly, even though the pictures with vegetation growing everywhere are spectacular, it annoys me that it is very inconsistent. The runways at the airport (made of pretty thick concrete and asphalt) are covered with thick grass, while the train tracks, which are only pebbled, have no plants at all.
I'm staying for a few more episodes, and then I'll decide about it.
I have to say that I only watched half the show and since it was late and it did not keep my attention, I went to bed. I could give it a few episodes to see if it gets better, but I was willing to give it a chance because Giancarlo Esposito from Breaking Bad and Billy Burke from Twilight were on the cast. If the opening episode is any indication of what the series is going to be like, it isn't going to be around for long.
I think the idea is that things that run on barrery or plugs in are fried. Muskets still work and guns still work (but modern guys can only shoot properly with modern bullets, which cannot be produce (maybe i'm wrong)), so a musket can work because one could make their own musket balls that would fire as well as any musket ball would. Also on the medicine, I think it comes down to manufacturing. The inhaler still worked and she had one, most people don't so modern medicine went away because they couldn't make things anymore. I imagine in 15 years, a lof of the overproduction supplies dry up.
In response to your complaint about the modern medicine thing, without electricity, how would modern medicine get manufactured and distributed? And most diagnostic tools people use (X-rays, MRIs, CT scanners) would be useless. Surgery becomes more rudimentary with no way to store blood for transfusions, manufactured anesthetics becoming scarce, boiling water over fires to sterilize instruments, etc. It's a pretty fair claim.
ALL tech died yet the key to save the world is on a flash drive... that can only be read by a computer. Also as an electrician I find this whole premise at the very least confusing. It seemed to me that this show was trying to hard.
It was disappointing
"I was slightly disappointed 4 8 15 16 23 and 42 weren’t used to boot up the computer" that was a good one, and the only scene i loved was the introductory one, with planes falling down and everything basically crashing, that was very Transformers alike.
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