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A new 'Revolution' from sci-fi mogul J.J. Abrams

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Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos), Miles Matheson (Billy Burke), Nora (Daniella Alonso) and Albert (Paras Patel) star in "Revolution," the series by J.J. Abrams that tells of a world 15 years after the world inexplicably suffers a power outage.

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What intrigued J.J. Abrams with "Revolution" wasn't so much the why of the power going out but rather the saga that results from its absence.

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"There is an inherent evil to the wondrous technology that we embrace blindly," says J.J. Abrams. It's a loaded observation that seems simultaneously quizzical, thrilled and circumspect. And it hints at the world view of Abrams, the alliteratively initialed writer-director-producer whose latest series, "Revolution," airs at 9 p.m. Mondays on NBC. "Revolution" tells of a world 15 years after the world inexplicably suffers a power outage. Every electronic gadget, light source, communications means and conveyance is the victim of a seemingly permanent blackout. The upshot? For Abrams, it's "an epic romantic family quest."
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    • Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos), Miles Matheson (Billy Burke), Nora (Daniella Alonso) and Albert (Paras Patel) star in “Revolution,” the series by J.J. Abrams that tells of a world 15 years after the world inexplicably suffers a power outage.
    •  What intrigued J.J. Abrams with “Revolution” wasn’t so much the why of the power going out but rather the saga that results from its absence.
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