I am absolutely obsessed with post-apocalyptic TV shows! Have been ever since I can remember!
The first post-apocalyptic TV show that I can remember watching was the series The Tribe, which was a UK television show. It aired in the year 1999 and continued until it was cancelled in 2003. I absolutely fell in love with it from the first episode that I saw.
The Tribe is a show set in the near-future in which all of the adults have been wiped out by a deadly virus, leaving the children to fend for themselves. The show mainly focuses on the children living in a city inhabited by tribes of children and teenagers. With no adults to guide, rule or protect them, the children of the world are on their own and need to build a New World they can live in. The show mainly focuses on the Tribe called the Mall Rats!
Lately there have been quite a few post-apocalyptic shows that I have been watching and falling in love with. The first is...Falling Skies.
Falling Skies starts about six months after the world was invaded by an alien invasion, or what they call, Skitters. The aliens use mind control to control the children. The children are then harnessed and forcibly removing the device instantly kills the child. We follow a group of survivors who band together to fight back. The group, known as the Second Massachusetts, is led by the retired Captain Weaver and Boston University history professor Tom Mason who, while in search of his son Ben, must put his extensive knowledge of military history into practice as one of the leaders of the resistance movement.
The next show is...The Walking Dead.
The Walking Dead is about a small group of survivors living in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. The survivors search for a new home away from the massive amount of undead, or "Walkers" as they call them. They are led by Rick Grimes who is a sheriffs deputy. As the situation grows more dangerous, the groups urge to survive pushes some of the people in the group to extreme measures.
The last show, in which I have fallen completey obsessed with, is...Terra Nova.
Terra Nova focuses on the Shannon family, a family from the year 2149. When the planet is dying, the Shannons are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization. The Shannon family consists of Jim(father and a cop), Elisabeth(mother and a doctor), and their three children, Josh, Maddy, and Zoe. They join the Tenth Pilgrimage of settlers to Terra Nova, becoming part of the first human colony on the other side of the portal. The Shannons starts a new life in Terra Nova while dealing with carnivorous dinosaurs and the Sixers, a group of colonists from the Sixth Pilgrimage, who left Terra Nova, and are now trying to transport all of Terra Nova's resources back to 2149.
So what are some of your favorite Post-Apocalyptic TV Shows?