One reason to be excited for Revolution
was the fact that it's a post-apocalyptic show with a fairly upbeat tone. The future is a mess, people are enslaved, the penalty for having an American flag is death, and so on. But we're going on adventures and wisecracking and having sword-fights all over the place, like Star Wars
or whatever. I actually kind of like that notion, enough to give the show a pass on its "all energy gets magically turned off" premise.