Look no further than the warm hum of the television to
discover ways to prepare yourself and your loved ones for the impending end of
the world – after all, it is 2012 and you need to be ready. If you know which
shows to check out, television can be a veritable treasure trove of
post-apocalyptic, doomsday survival skills. In order to aid you in your quest
for survival, here’s a rundown of the best shows to guide you after the final
day of reckoning arrives.
doomsday show follows a ragtag crew of humans who survived after Cylons
unleashed a colossal nuclear attack on humanity’s 12 home planets. This
unlikely band of heroes find themselves responsible for safeguarding the future
of humanity by finding a new planet to call home. Not only does “Battlestar” exemplify the
crucial role of hope in survival, but the show is based on one of its most
primary requirements – finding a safe
place to go. The first thing these survivors do right is escape in an all
but retired ship, the Galactica. And the whole purpose of their mission is to
find a new safe place where they can bring the remaining 50,000 survivors and
start building a new civilization.
“The Walking Dead”
It’s hard to survive after a zombie apocalypse, and no one
knows that better than the folks who were lucky enough to survive in this
ground-breaking television series. Rick Grimes, a county sheriff, wakes up in
the hospital after weeks in a coma and finds himself utterly and completely
alone. The people Grimes pledged to protect and serve were nearly wiped out by
a zombie epidemic, and he is now the de facto leader of the town’s survivors.
“The Walking Dead” teaches us a vital rule: if you want to stay one step ahead
of becoming a zombie yourself – stick
together. Loners rarely have a long-term survival rate. By banding together
for emotional, physical and mental support, Sheriff Grimes and his survivors
increase their odds of not joining the walking dead.
“Jericho” takes place in a small Kansas town after most of
the country’s major cities have been nuked to kingdom come. As the residents of
Jericho struggle to stay alive and restore a semblance of order and normalcy,
they come up against many typical post-apocalyptic challenges such as how to
keep the neighboring town from stealing your supplies and never knowing who to
trust. Robert Hawkins, who was fairly new in town prior to the attacks, follows
one rule of survival better than anyone else – stockpile weapons. How else will you keep those other desperate
survivors from taking your food and water? Hawkins doesn’t just go for guns,
though. He is mysteriously in possession of a nuclear warhead that was
earmarked for the attacks but ended up in his hands instead.
“The Sarah Connor
This defunct show picked up where “Terminator 2” left off
and gives us an expansive look at the world after Skynet took over and
destroyed most of humanity. In this show, you get lots of the usual doomsday
shtick of fighting off enemies and stockpiling supplies but its main focus for
long-term human survival is smarts. The primary objective of the survivors in
this show (other than to stay alive) is to figure
out how to outsmart the machines that turned against them. “The Sarah
Connor Chronicles” is a strong reminder that in order to survive in a
post-apocalyptic world it takes both brawn and brains.
This is a guest post
by Edwin, a content specialist at USDish.
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