The Colony season 2 and the final episode. Although absent of any horror themes or zombies, The Colony actually details many of the experiences someone might face in a post-apocalyptic situation. This has been probably my favorite show the past two months.
If you have never seen an episode or even heard of this series, Discovery Channel pits a group of "survivors" in a post-catastrophe survival simulation. The setting of this season had the survivors dumped off in a still abandoned area of the New Orleans Ninth Ward. They are dropped off under the premise that a disease has infected the global community and that they are to survive until rescue comes. They must survive and protect themselves by whatever they can scavenge in the surrounding abandoned neighborhoods.
You might be thinking, "Oh, we've seen this before. No one dies or gets seriously threatened." Which to some extent is true, but from what I could tell they actually really roughed it out there and were as close to a simulation as one could reasonably get. Even to the point of getting into physical altercations with other survivor groups sent in as part of the experiment to test their security.
Most impressive was the groups ability to recreate essential tools we take for granted in everyday life. For example, the group built a humongous windmill that they placed atop their house that turned an alternator from a scavenged engine that was then used to charge car batteries to power tools and lights. How awesome is that? If you were stuck in a post-apocalyptic situation, could you fathom an idea like that or have the skillset to create such a contraption? I know I can't.
Check it out if you get the chance on reruns or online. You might have to dig around online, but they're out there.
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