Hubby and I have been jonesing for some good television and have been checking out new series over the last couple of weeks, and we got to talking about how we really haven’t seen any comprehensive list of TOP SHFT / TEOTWAWKI Themed Series.
Now, we were looking for more fictional series so that is the direction this list is going, we will cover the reality stuff in a separate list.
Ok, so since this is OUR LIST OF Top SHFT / TEOTWAWKI Fiction Television Series, we set the rules so this rank is totally subjective to our own personal tastes but we did take continuity of story and quality of cinematography into account.
We also limited ourselves to only include TV Series that revolve around SHTF / TEOTWAWKI events.
So here you go:
| The Walking Dead — Police officer Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies. Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Steven Yeun
Our Thoughts: Not the most realistic but so far our favorite, this series has been gritty, gripping and creative! Definitely #1 on our list. Although I’d love to see the group run into a Prepper that isn’t crazy or a Beekeeper Zombie or something off the wall like that! The online extras are great! Bicycle Girl’s story is a definite must see!
|The 100 — Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity’s lone survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet. Stars: Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell
Our Thoughts: So far the first season seams promising, it has gone on some tangents we’ve enjoyed and moved a little quickly over certain events but kept us watching.
|Jericho — A small town in Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over near-by Denver, Colorado. The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive. Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Lennie James, Ashley Scott, Kenneth Mitchell
Our Thoughts: An unexpected surprise, this series was cut short and died in the second season, but still definitely worth watching.
|The Strain — A thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. Stars: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mía Maestro
Our Thoughts: A very plausible scenario with enough fantasy to keep it interesting. Very much enjoying the series first season and looking like a promising start.
|Falling Skies — Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back. Stars: Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight, Seychelle Gabriel
Our Thoughts: I was surprised at Noah Wyle’s ability, being that he had been sticking to quirky comedy adventures like The Librarian but he really brought the ER Noah Wyle back. Very much enjoyed what I have seen so far.
|Revolution — A group of revolutionaries confronts an authoritarian regime 15 years after an instantaneous global shutdown of all electrical devices known as the Blackout. Stars: Zak Orth, Elizabeth Mitchell, Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos
Our Thoughts: Had a little trouble getting caught up in this one. I felt like it was too slow or fragmented and I couldn’t get into the story.
We were surprised at how little fiction has made it to TV as we are not huge fans of the contrived nature of was is called “Reality TV”. We did see two new additions, The 100 and The Strain, this year with promising starts and we hear The Walking Dead will soon be releasing a new series set in the Walking Dead Universe but not related to the current ongoing story.
What’s your take? Did we miss any? Any you recommend?