The basic plot is interesting, their execution of the story is eye rolling though.
P.S. Why do all the character in this show look so clean, I know losing all electricity doesn't eliminate baths but still the women have curly hair, clean faces with make up and skinny jeans. That one guy has a tight shirt that he got from the womens section why can't the characters look more like the Falling Skies skies cast or even LOST cast instead of Terra Nova.
One of the first things I noticed when she went to get water. Her skin was beautiful and clean, her clothes brand new and clean as well. Same with the guy. Ahhhh where's the dirt and grime that would expect to go with not having a shower every night or having your clothes laundered every day.
Still these things I suppose I can forgive as just one of those details that got over looked.
What I am waiting for his how they explain that (1) How does a USB key provides the power it does to the computer and more importantly, while sure I can 'believe' that there might be a similar device at the other end of the line for the other computer to respond to, but (2) how the hell do they explain the fact that there would also have to be power at each of the telephone exchange(s) between both computers? Ooooh it's magic! The world went dark but telecommunications still work for those with special usb keys.
Suspension of belief is one thing but that's just ridiculous. This show will die the same way as the power did unless there is some major changes.
I'll watch it, as I watch all the shows but I can't see it lasting. I think what these shows really need is for them to stay in contact with their audience and make changes as needed rather then just blasting away with how they want it to look.
And finally, since it's been 15 years since going dark... have they totally forgotten how we got to the electrical age in the first place? We went through steam and gas, where is all that? Also, not being American I don't know, but would this mean that the Amish suddenly become the most powerful considering nothing would have changed for them? They wouldn't have to adjust to any changes like the rest of the world...