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The Walking Dead Season 5 - The Ready Center

Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

TWD5 00000Well, here it is…  After months of anticipation, excitement (and a great deal of frustration), AMC’s The Walking Dead returns to us tonight at 9pm (8pm Central Standard Time).  Tonight is the fist of sixteen episodes planned for season 5.  To be honest, I was pretty upset when I heard season 5 was only going to be 16 episodes!  I mean, does AMC really think that we the fans won’t be able to support an additional 4 episodes to round it off at an even twenty?!  (to tell AMC you want 20 episodes in season 6 click here)  After I calmed down from that self inflicted hysteria, I recalled how far The Walking Dead has actually come.  When season 1 first came out it was unheard of, unsupported, and was only a measly 6 episodes.  Fast forward to now and you have the most watched drama in basic cable history.  Why?  Three words – Basic Human Survival.

Yes, The Walking Dead has (more…)

Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

NBC Revolution Power is Everything - The Ready CenterOn May 9, 2014, bad news came to those of us who have come to appreciate the American Post-Apacalyptic television genre.  NBC announced that it would not  renew Revolution for a 3rd season.

For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of viewing Revolution, it really is an outstanding show.  It came from the director of IronMan and was produced by J.J. Abrams (the guy who brought us LOST).

Revolution takes place 15 years after the start of a worldwide, permanent electrical-power blackout.  All electricity on Earth was suddenly disabled at a moment’s notice.  Trains and cars stopped where they were, ships went dead in the water, and aircraft fell from the sky and crashed.  No cell phones, no working gasoline pumps, no running water, no grocery stores full of products, and for many people, no hope.  People were forced to adapt to a world without electricity over the next fifteen years.  The story (more…)