Blackout

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Blackout

Publisher: Endeavor Content, QCode

Critic Rating: 4.0/5

Description

Academy Award® winner Rami Malek stars in this apocalyptic thriller as a small-town radio DJ fighting to protect his family and community after the power grid goes down nationwide, upending modern civilization. Season 2 picks up after Simon’s family escapes. Upon crossing paths with an old family friend, Wren (played by Aja Naomi King), recounts her experience getting out of Boston... but can she be trusted? What truths remain to be uncovered about the origins of this blackout? BLACKOUT was created by Scott Conroy. Produced by QCODE and Endeavor Content. Season 1 stars and is executive produced by Rami Malek. Written by...


Critic Reviews

Score: 4

Jon Stokes - The Prepared - Nov 16, 2019

"The “Blackout” podcast is a slickly produced, well-acted effort marred by some implausible major and minor details, hokey accents, and way too many freely and repeatedly given opinions on the fractured politics of 2019 America. Sometimes you just want to enjoy a story and not be preached at."

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Score: 5

Nichole Williams - AV Club - Jun 17, 2019

"He (Rami Malek) builds suspense in the way his voice tremors and stutters authentically in times of shock. Malek makes listeners feel as though they just happened to flip over to his broadcast and are along for the harrowing journey as a small town descends into chaos."

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Score: 3

Jake Greenberg - PodcastReview.org - Apr 30, 2019

"Blackout functions as an apocalyptic thriller with a conspiratorial bent. But with nothing to look at, the focus of this disaster genre piece shifts toward character development and plot intricacy, both of which the show lacks. Blackout’s general message, that society is just one crisis away from falling apart, is tired and pessimistic. Skill and technical quality are not the issue here. Fiction podcasts simply demand a tremendous amount of imagination to be worthwhile. In a medium where free-flowing conversation or sincere monologuing is the nature of most popular shows, scripted dialogue often sounds forced. Despite its star-power, Blackout doesn’t have the vision to overcome that fact."

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