My Turn — No power sounds like horror to me

We’ve all seen our fair share of post-apocalyptic movies and television shows where the world goes to chaos and life as we know it ends for one reason or another, whether by zombies, war or a massive meteor.

A lot of people seem to enjoy these stories, probably because they focus on the fight to survive and overcome circumstances where something or someone is always threatening the existence of you and your loved ones.

Alisa Boswell

Alisa Boswell

Possibly the most believable post-apocalyptic story to me so far is that of the TV series Revolution, which depicts people of the U.S. 15 years after the (world-wide) “blackout” when all forms of power and electronics shut off, never to be used again.

The reason this is more plausible to me is I can buy that in today’s world, people would be likely to fall apart if they lost electronics/power.

Along with power being a large part of what makes food, water and other resources clean for us, I’ve seen people borderline fall part when their cell phone goes missing for one hour, so yes, I can buy that we would find ourselves in the midst of a civil war if ever our power went out.


Alisa Boswell loves movies and literature and writes for the Portales News-Tribune. Contact her at or 356-4481 or on Facebook at Cmi staff-Alisa Boswell.

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