BLACKOUT : tonight at 9pm Channel 4

(223 Posts)
guineapiglet Mon 09-Sep-13 15:28:29

What would happen if the lights went out!?!

Looking forward to watching this, it has had good reviews. Good night on TV tonight with Under the Dome afterwards--makes up for all the rubbish on Saturday night-- Anyone else giving it a go?

DP and I have bookmarked this to watch tonight, we save 'Under the Dome' for a Tuesday, 'Casualty' Saturday then 'What Remains' Sunday grin

eddiemairswife Mon 09-Sep-13 18:05:29

I'm under orders to watch. My granddaughter is an extra, so might or might not be in the finished programme.

BOF Mon 09-Sep-13 18:13:08

Looks great, I'm definitely going to watch.

SuperiorCat Mon 09-Sep-13 18:27:11

We will be watching - DH is the original doom merchant and always has to think his way out of any disaster scenario. He's just started mumbling about solar back up

starsandunicorns Mon 09-Sep-13 18:29:08

Have on sky though will watch if awake

Bowlersarm Mon 09-Sep-13 18:29:24

Ooh fantastic, I didn't know. Thank you. I love doomsday scenario programmes.

Trills Mon 09-Sep-13 18:46:30

Yes it looks really interesting!

JetSetWilly Mon 09-Sep-13 18:48:23

Agree the preview looked amaze

jemjelly Mon 09-Sep-13 21:13:17

looked good on the previews but I'm a bit bored of this already, anyone else watching?

piratecat Mon 09-Sep-13 21:15:59

just switched over to have a look, isn't it very good then, or should i go back to motorway cops madness?

onlysettleforbutterflies Mon 09-Sep-13 21:17:43

It's making my eyes hurt!

BOF Mon 09-Sep-13 21:18:06

Oh, I think it looks great.

BOF Mon 09-Sep-13 21:18:34

It's a bit Blair Witch, a bit Threads...

BOF Mon 09-Sep-13 21:19:24

I bet the survivalist gets mugged for his Oh Fuck Rucksack...

mignonette Mon 09-Sep-13 21:19:39

Do they not have headlights in the countryside? Country folk are pretty good at driving without street lights yet according to the script writers, cars crash.

mignonette Mon 09-Sep-13 21:20:58

How would the mobile phone network operate without power? Wouldn't the masts need power to operate?

nipersvest Mon 09-Sep-13 21:25:17

watched a bit - got bored - turned it off - blackout! wink

jemjelly Mon 09-Sep-13 21:27:19

Its all a bit daft, I understand the panic and the food shortages but I think mignonette is right mobiles would be down.

bluecheque4595 Mon 09-Sep-13 21:34:48

Im enjoying watching this and turning to my dh on a regular basis and asking him, "When did this happen? were you there at the time?" and he patiently explains, "No its fiction" but I keep asking just for shits and giggles.

The mobiles are down aren't they? It's like a retrospective account using the videos people have recorded at the time of the blackout. At least that's what I thought was happening.

Oh there we go about the mobile masts. I must of missed the phone calls when I was settling the baby. I'm feeling a bit dense as I wouldn't have thought about the electricity pumping the water or the cash machines going down.

I got bored, so as someone else said upthread - blackout here too wink

mignonette Mon 09-Sep-13 21:51:42

Some of them made phone calls. That's what I thought was odd. And some were online.

LittleNoona Mon 09-Sep-13 21:52:09

Am I the only one getting far too into this?! It's scary!! Imagine this were to happen?

Gah! The adrenaline!

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